Paul Evans’s New Brick ‘n’ Mortar

Step right up for all superior footwear needs

By The Editors

The Warby Parker of Fine Italian Leather Is Here
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10 March 2016

There is one shoe that supersedes all others:

The oxford.

Our long-time recommend for the best in the game: Paul Evans. Designed in New York, crafted in Italy.

Where else?  

And now the previously direct-to-consumer brand has opened a handsome new brick-and-mortar.

Following the Warby Parker and Bonobos models, the Christopher Street locale is a guide shop rather than a cash-and-carry retailer. Guests ante up for the goods in-store, then PE ships your order directly from their factory. The store is really just a response to requests from fellas far and wide for a physical location to view and try on the wares.

If all goes well — which we’re certain it will — they’ll open a second location before the year’s end. Longview, the goal is 100 shops globally.

To boot, they’ve expanded their collection way beyond the brown leather day-to-nights they launched with two-and-a-half years ago.

Being long-time fans, we headed over to the shop right quick to pick out our favorites.

The Stewart Penny Loafer

Italian calfskin leather upper with matching leather sole. Handpainted and a solid pick whether you’re walking into the boardroom or strolling to brunch.

The Newman Chukka Boot

Chukkas are taking the shoe world by storm. Fine by us. Here’s a polished number with equal parts style and refinement.

The Poitier Double Monk Strap

Slick enough to net compliments. Subtle enough not to be a conversation piece.

The Legend High-top Sneaker

It’s high times for sneakers. To that end, a handsome high-top we’d even sport with a suit.

The McQueen Driving Shoe

Pebbled heel. Penny tongue. Sole tends to wear faster on your right foot because gas pedal.

The Briefcase

In brief, a solid carry. Minimal. Timeless.

The Backpack

Deftly holds all laptops, files, sunglasses, swim trunks. Everything you need for getting around the city and escaping from it quickly. 

The Specifics

Paul Evans

35 Christopher Street

New York, NY 

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