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Men's Spring'16 Shoes+Sandals by Pikolinos

"Clean shirt, new shoes...'Cause every girl is crazy 'bout a sharped dressed man..." 

One doesn't even have to be born when that ZZ Top classic dropped to know it is SO true.


American men wanting to look just so... should get acquainted with the Pikolinos label-by a family owned worldly Spanish brand-offering on trend sartorial selections on how to -fulfill the descriptive advice given up by that 1983 classic song.

WHY: the silhouettes are focused on what guys need...dressier lace-ups made less precious and insta-comfortable- incorporating bright white foxing-rubber outsole of sneakers, distinctive trims, punch-out details of work ready oxfords that would go just as well with week-end denim, casual slide sandals that are cool looking -not geeky, and sophisticated leather lifestyle sneakers-something Euros get -managing to look hip -yet don't scream wannabe athlete-in the least. YAY.

PLUS-the leather quality is exceptional-especially given the pric…



When narrowing down fav shoe Spring 2016 collections that we previewed-and there are dozens to choose from...Spanish brand's Pikolinos..focused collection of sandals-plus a few accessories- from their cooperation with the  MAASAI PROJECT...always lands on our top ten list.
The hand embroidered sandal uppers-crafted by cooperatives of MAASAI dwelling women-are so wonderfully wrought...and distinctively so-we can recognize the exceptional details achieved by these Kenya and Tanzanian dwellers- anywhere we spot someone on planet earth-wearing anything featuring their beaded finery. The finished uppers are then sent to Spain for Pikolinos' finishing constructions.

Pictured...are some newer silhouettes- for Spring fab as ever...and limited quantities available...

FYI: MAJOR BONUS POINTS=over 1600 women earn a living-fair trade wages paid...from this amazing collaboration.


581 Fifth Avenue, NYC

SNOW MAGAZINE  gathered a packed house at it's Big Apple fund raiser for the US SKI Team.

 A silent and live auction-featuring one of a kind experiences and luxury goods from Bomber Skis, Bogner, Macallan Scotch, St. Regis Deer Valley Ski Resorts, Toni Sailor, Skip Barber Racing School, Sentient Jets and artist Domingo Zapata's custom designed Bomber Skis---and a course-shots with Bode Miller....from tricked Bomber skis...some of the highlights.

#LacosteSS16 Part 2 Performance/Athletic Wear+Men's Basics, Footwear

Olympics' Separates, Golf, Tennis, Roland Garros Collection, Lacoste X Peanuts Part 2


For Spring 2016-Lacoste offered a bigger line-up of actual athletic wear...made of moisture wicking, breathable fabrics and body mapped/designed for well as country logo-ed separates for those with the home country spirit. 
Noted: Lacoste stylishly attires the French Olympic team in RIO next summer. LUCKY them.