March 9, 2011  ·  style

Summer Wingtips

We're doing summer because we're in denial, OK? OK. Anyway, as far as we're concerned, there is no shortage of great casual options for summer footwear—desert boots, sandals, and the classic suede bucks will cover most of your off-duty needs. For dressing like a grown-up, we always like the contrast of a classic wingtip style with casual light colours like sand and ivory to wear with your breathable linen and cotton duds. Left to right: Sebago Brattle in taupe suede [$134]. Banana Republic Rogue in sand suede [$140]. Digging the heavy rubber sole on that one. Cole Haan Air Colton [$198]. And we're including Brooks Brothers' Peal & Co. perforated suede version with desert boot-style crepe sole [$495], with the caveat that if you pay $495 for a seasonal casual shoe you're a bit of a prat. (Wait for a sale.)

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