NYC: Brave GentleMan sale!  »

Hey people, Friday is your chance to hang with Joshua of Brave GentleMan and get a discount on his superfly shoes! Deets:

This Friday Nov. 30th, Get 15% off all Brave GentleMan x Novacas shoes, in-store only at MooShoes NYC from 5-9pm. More styles are back in stock for this one-day event, and  I’ll be there to help you pick out a pair and hang out.

5pm – 8pm
78 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

You should really try to get there kids because these jawns are hot


Men’s Vegan Dress Shoe Round-up: Step Up Your Game, Bros!  »

Hello friends! I’ve been meaning to do a men’s dress shoe round-up for like ever but I totally forgot because HELLO I DO HAVE A LIFE. Just kidding, I was busy watching hulu. But then twitterer @Midnighthaircut reminded me, so here we go!

From Alternative Outfitters, we have the men’s Frey loafer in brown!:

Sorry, Cally is unavailable for comment so you will just have to go with my opinion for now. I think these are BEAUTIFUL.

Up next, the Brogue from Ethical Wares:

What do you think? I think they are a little square but classic.

Here we have the Justin shoe from Novacas (I like the brown ones that Mooshoes has but the pic was terrible so here they are in black. I guess the black is pretty nice too):

Now where I really scored was over at Vegetarian Shoes. They have several I like!

The antique Brogue for the dandy:

The Regent boot:

And the Jenson for the mod hipster:

Of course if you want to be a total pimp, which I know you do, you can get the new vegan loafer from Gucci:

Though the site says they are unavailable and I have no idea where to get these.

If you work in a more relaxed office like mine, you could totally do the Solis from Keep:

And there you have it! The men’s vegan dress shoe round-up! Congrats. Tell me if you get any of them and tell me which you like the best.


I forgot about Bourgeois Boheme, they have some great men’s shoes like this super-sharp Graham above.

Another update! Tumblerer Vegan Shoe Gazer reminded me of the Noharm collection!:


Vegansaurus NYC: Pilgrimage to MooShoes  »

My friends! I’ve been to vegan fashion Mecca and I can now tell you with all certainty that Allah loves us! The proof is in all the beautiful vegan duds at MooShoes. OMG you KNOW Megan Rascal was dying, as I do love a nice vegan shoe. And the women working there were very nice! Even though I insinuated that their cat was fat within the first five minutes I was in the store. I’m all class! They have two cats actually who are both large and both adorbs, and apparently one will kill your dog.

What can I report? Matt & Nat are doing their thing with the wallets! Like, whoa. Novacas, olsenHaus (sorry, that’s how they write their name) and Neuaura all continue to hold it down with the hotness in the ladies’ shoe department. I bought a sweet pair of Novacas boots and I also picked up these dope Neuaura oxfords:

I know I’m currently unemployed but I have to go on INTERVIEWS, jerks! If I had to interview someone and they were wearing these shoes? I’d be like, “yes sir, I DO believe you’re a rocket scientist! Hired!” See? Easy. “Work experience” is out, dope kicks are in.

They also had shoes from Keep, some cute shirts by Herbivore and lots of stuff by Vegetarian Shoes. There were many plenty of sneakers for my homeboys in the crowd; I like a nice caramel-colored men’s dress shoe, but I didn’t see any. There were some sharp black ones though, and you guys could step up your game a little. JK! I love you! Take your shirts off! Send me pictures!

Disclaimer!: they totally gave me 10 percent off—maybe because I said I was writing about them; maybe because I’m awesome and people just love doing stuff for me all the time. Another possibility: I spent a shit-ton of money.

Bonus!: It’s around the corner from Babycakes! After I got my new interview shoes, I bounced over to Babycakes and got my interview cinnamon doughnut. No, it was just a regular cinnamon doughnut! Got ya! Oh, you.


Tell Winter to Take a Hike with Your Very Own Men’s Boots Winter Round-up!  »

Like Megan said, winter means boot season, and for the guys, well, what’s out there? We all know about vegan Doc Martens and Oxfords but that can’t be it, is it? WELL YOU’RE IN LUCK! I’ve plumbed the depths of the internet and hit the streets (and even test drove a few pairs at home) to bring you the ultimate men’s vegan boots guide for 2009. Let’s do this!

My favorites of the year, the Leo Boot from Novacas. Check out the awesome detail, made in Portugal by an all vegan shoe designer. Be sure to click through and check out the soles. At $159 from Mooshoes, the Leos are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned.

Ninja-style Tabi boots! In four different colors! Sou Sou just showed up in San Francisco with the arrival of the New People department store in Japantown, so get down there and start obsessing over them. Not just for the boots, but for their full collection of endlessly changing designs. Each pair is made by hand from canvas and rubber, and you’ll look badass walking around with cloven ninja hooves. (And while you’re at New People, duck into the Gothic Lolita shop and go crazy. Seriously this place will make your HEAD EXPLODE.) $96.

More in the “canvas and rubber” genre, we have Zuriick’s Ivan Tuxedo boot, $79. I basically love everything Zuriick does. They’re one of the few lines of men’s shoe that isn’t afraid of colors, and the purple soles on the Ivan Tuxedos should give you a hint of where it can go. Zuriick isn’t an all-vegan company, so there’s still the leather minefield to contend with. But I’ve owned two pairs of theirs so far, and their canvas shoes are the real deal. No animals, score!

Who doesn’t love Palladiums? Sturdy, military-style, and vegan. Ideal for marching through the mud, or just looking good while standing in line for a soy cappuccino. $70 direct from Palladium, or buy them locally at Shoe Biz on Valencia in SF.

Next up, Laredo cowboy-style boots on Zappos, for riding your pleather horse and herding your soy cows. They even went the extra mile and printed on the fake ostrich skin pattern. Not my cup of tea, but, they exist! For $81! On sale!

Get your cybergoth on and bring back the 90s with a pair of incredibly heavy Madfish Big Sharks. My rivethead days are far behind me, but sometimes you need to get tarted up for the DNA Lounge, and New Rocks just won’t do. £64.99 from Kinky Angel in the UK, or just wander around the Camden Markets and save the £35.00 shipping.

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