When your correspondent was a young man, his father gave him some advice.
"Son," he said, "whenever you break up with a girl, buy a new shirt. Start fresh."
Good advice. Applies to changing seasons, too.
Today's the first day of spring.
Break up with winter with these: Paul Drish, a brand new purveyor of elegant footwear, available now.
Based in New York, Drish sells great-looking leather dress shoes. Very English gent.
Extremely lightweight too. And comfortable from the get-go, thanks to some deeply cushioned insoles.
Three styles that caught our eye:
The Edward Oxford
Your everyday option. Interesting note: The brogue does not have traditional wingtip "V," but still has the perforations at the toe box. A subtle detail that makes the shoe pop.
A warm-weather tassled loafer for the Wall Street set.
Starting at $275, these shoes are much more affordable than the like-minded St. Crispin's or Edward Green.
Bonus: PD’s bespoke program allows you to customize footwear from over 100+ leather swatches, mixing and matching any style up to a size 16.
Some big, comfy shoes to fill this season.