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…and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Readily available, US-made bucks, saddle shoes, and chukkas—complete with Goodyear construction, and priced mighty reasonably. Yes, please.

Oh, and did I mention the sheer volume of colors and styles on offer? Just take a look at this (perhaps overly generous) sampling:

Yeah, that’s a hell of a lot of good looking shoes.

Personally, I’m eying the navy bucks with the red brick sole. And the gray saddle shoes. In a big way.

Hit it up now, and get ready for the warm weather.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Walk-Over)

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These are a fantastic take on the saddle shoe. Gotta love that Color 8 cordovan upper and the way the brown alpine grain leather provides the perfect counterpoint. Complete with a flex welt sole, and done up on the Barrie last (one of the most comfortable lasts I’ve ever worn).

They hit at Leffot very recently, but nevertheless have sold out in everything but 7.5 and 11.5. If you’re relatively small- or large-footed, rejoice! If not, I guess you’ll have to be content to just stare at them (like me).

They’ll run you $550, if you’re one of the lucky ones that can fit into the remaining sizes.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Leffot)

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Maybe everyone has known about this and I’m just late to the game. But I didn’t know, and it was exciting as hell to me.

SO! For for anyone that isn’t aware–or just as a reminder–you can score a few really nice pairs of Tricker’s on Sierra Trading Post of all places. They’ve got three shoe styles (a shortwing, a cap toe, and a saddle) and one pair of shortwing brogue boots. Every single one of ’em is a damn fine sight.

The shortwings–complete with a Dainite sole–in Coffee. Also available in Nut Brown and Black…

Cap toes in Black Calf. Also available in Beechnut Antique Calf…

Saddles. This is the sole colorway for these puppies. Good thing it’s a good one…

And the boots. Also with a Dainite sole (like the shortwing shoe)…

Prices are marked down to $385 for the shoes and $399 for the boots, but if you use the coupon code SHOPSOCIAL1 (good until the 24th) you can knock another 30% off that. Works out to $269.50 for the shoes and $279.30 for the boots. That’s an insane deal for a pair of top-notch, handmade British shoes.

I’m getting a seriously itchy trigger finger myself, honestly. But instead of hoarding the knowledge (and footwear) for myself, I’m putting the word out.

Don’t say I never did nothin’ for you.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Sierra Trading Post)

**UPDATE/Ed’s Note**

I was seriously considering picking up a pair of these for myself, so I’ve been doing some research on sizing. Apparently most Tricker’s from the country collection run large and wide. A 9.5 would equate to a 10E or a 10.5D in US sizing. In comparison to the Alden Barrie last (which  I own, so I found this helpful) it’s a half size large. So a 9.5 in Tricker’s equates to a 10D on the Barrie. I’m guessing that the saddle and the brogues (both the shoe and the boot) would accord with this sizing, but that’s just my estimation.

On the dress collection (which I believe the cap toes would fall into), the sizing is less generous–probably a half size as opposed to a full size difference vs. US sizing. A 9.5 in Tricker’s dress would equate to a 9.5E or a 10D in US sizing, or a 9.5D on the Alden Barrie.

Again: all of this is gleaned from internet research. Can’t vouch for it personally, but I figured I’d do my best to save folks some time if they’re looking to pull the trigger on a pair. If you have any personal experience or advice, I implore you to share it in the comments.

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Denime is a Japanese brand that specializes in high quality jeans, and supplements with jackets, chinos, workwear, sweats, tees, and the like.

Like a lot of Japanese denim companies, Denime is especially appealing to hardcore denim heads because of the quality of the material itself. Japan has some of the best denim mills on the planet, and brands like Denime (and Sugar Cane, Samurai, etc.) are sure to take advantage of this state of affairs. This, along with solid construction, makes for a very sturdy pair of jeans.

Combine the quality in general with a long trek from the other side of the globe, and you’ve got a price around $300 US for stateside fans. Definitely jeans for enthusiasts.

The styling that draws heavily from mid-20th century US blue collar and youth culture, and the cuts are decidedly non-modern. While we’re not talking reproduction level devotion to the originals, some degree of historical accuracy regarding fit is part of the brand’s aesthetic.   So basically: super-specialized Americana, via Japan.

It’s not for everyone, but the quality is undeniable and the vibe of the booth at (capsule) NY was so cool–just check out the huge denim sign they had on display–that I had to snap a couple photos.

Jackets and jeans. So much denim…

Saddle shoes. I believe they were by Standard Issue, but not positive. I do know they’re Japanese made…

Boots. Same manufacturer as the saddle shoes, but made in the US…

—Jonathan

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