The Best Leather Shoes in SF. Over Martinis.
We know where we’ll be on Saturday.
Until yesterday, your humble correspondent was convinced that Father’s Day was Sunday.
Maybe you’re like us, headed home, 3,000 miles away, a week too soon.
Maybe you actually know how to use a calendar, but still need a present.
Or maybe you’ve got it all together and just want a killer pair of shoes.
For the latter of those two situations, let us recommend Beneduci’s Hip Dads and Dudes: our favorite footwear brand’s Father’s Day shopping event, at their showroom in the Mission this Saturday afternoon.
Beneduci makes the city’s premier men’s shoes, handcrafted in San Francisco with top-flight Italian and American leather.
Three we like the cut of:
The Bowman (above): Your choice of high-polish black or distressed graphite means your choice of two totally different looks in the guise of a classic American workboot.
The Henry: Inspired by the safety boots of yore, the Henry mixes brogue detailing and a dual-layer sole with luxe Italian calfskin.
The Hunter: The standard chukka shape gets a high-end makeover with brass rivets and two-toned leathers, American calfskin and Italian nubuck.
This weekend, Beneduci will be showing off those and more at their new studio.
Designer Frank Beneduci will be there.
Also on hand: an S.F. mixologist sharing martini recipes, a local milliner and DJ Chas Gaudi on the decks.
We’d be there.
But we’ll be in New Jersey, observing the wrong holiday.
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