The King of SF Menswear Is Coming for Your Footwear

Taylor Stitch takes on the final frontier: your dress shoes

March 6, 2018 9:00 am

Here’s the thing about those $400 sneaks:

They’re still sneakers.

Your professional life demands better.

Luckily, we’ve got just the pair on pre-order, handcrafted from three-oz., full-grain leather — and designed by our favorite local purveyor of fine clothing and stylish accessories.

We’ve previously recommended Taylor Stitch’s suiting and a range of their jackets, among other pieces.

And per usual, their first pair of dress shoes do not disappoint.

Brogues have an illustrious history, the chosen footwear of deerstalkers and meadow walkers crossing the Highlands of Scotland and the bogs of Ireland.

Those perforated holes provided more than just decoration for hunters contending with rain-soaked fields or fording streams: they allow water to pass through the shoe without collecting inside. Dry feet are happy feet.

Taylor Stitch’s take for 2018 is intricately detailed and built on a hard-wearing Goodyear welt, which means they’re meant to be worn over a lifetime — just call a cobbler if they need a refresh.

All the boxes are checked: sheepskin lining, natural rubber heel and a cork midsole.

In other words, you’ll likely retire before they do.

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