September 21, 2009  ·  mail  ·  style

Mailbag: Duckie Brown for Florsheim

gib writes: "esteemed guys—I've been looking for the new Duckie Brown for Florsheim line for 6 months now....unsuccessfully. Confederacy in LA supposedly had a lock on it until august, but i still can find no sign of the stuff anywhere online. Any inside intel?" Answer: Not online, but somebody spotted the calf wingtips in the Saks men's catalogue, so you might try calling them up. Also, Odin should have them pretty soon. We think what Florsheim is trying to do here to expand their audience is interesting. But for $400, they don't look that competitive against, say, standard $99 Florsheims and a can of blue spray paint.

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