Two cool Bernhard Willhelm shoe collaborations have popped up this Spring.
First he produced some funky women's sandals in collaboration with Spanish casual footwear company Camper.
Then he worked with Oki-Ni to give some sneakers from his archive a fresh take.
The idea behind I Don't Like Mondays' "Gallery" project is to work with a succession of artists to create a series of one-of-a-kind pieces for the shop. In an era where limited edition fashion has lead to limitless profits, the handmade, literally unique and relatively affordable pieces are a most humble and honest way to conduct a collaborative endeavor. Artist Bruno Levy and his series of illustrated T-shirts and sneakers are an auspicious beginning to a project we'll be following closely.
We loved Freudian Kicks' excellent selection of Gaspard Yurkievich, including men's stuff that we hadn't seen anywhere else before.
Then there's the sneakers by Swedish label Sneaky Steve. While we're now pretty sure we've seen over 43,200 pairs of leather men's hightops, we still couldn't resist the label's simple, relatively affordable version.
And finally if you have been following along long enough you know we love us a nice print T-shirt, so we were delighted to find Norway's own Daonefootedgoose, a tiny T-shirt operation doing interesting and artful prints.
By the way, in case you're having trouble converting Norwegian Kroner to dollars or haven't figured out that "Vis Alle" mean "View All", our suggester tells us that a English version of their site will debut later this year (yeah, yeah, we'll let you know when it's up).
How is it that a little boutique in Houston carries one of the most extensive selections of Y's by Yohji Yamamato we've ever seen? We don't know but we're not complaining. By way of a succinct suggestion by a kind reader, Pixie & Ivy is the latest addition to the guide.
By way of a kind suggestion we were led to Poste. Now this is truly a shoe shop for the modern gentleman--one that wears a T-shirt and canvas sneakers one day, a suit and loafers the next day, and a tux and patent leather lace-ups that night. Another sign of a progressive shoe shop? Their website friendsofposte.com, where they regularly post their latest arrivals in blog format and take worldwide orders. We have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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