Designer Sung Choi got the idea for Clae, his back-to-basics footwear label, while working at DC Shoes in the late 1990s. Choi realized that he wanted to strip away the trinkets and extraneous details adorning so many sneaker styles of that era, and bring about a more refined sensibility. The result was Clae and its concept of “athleisure.” Clae combined casual silhouettes and the supreme comfort of athletic shoes to create styles like white patent leather sneakers, canvas low-tops, and the Russell suede high-tops. Choi names Clae’s goods after Steve McQueen, Sonny Rollins, Jacques Cousteau, Romare Bearden, and other personalities he admires — adding a touch of history to your step.
Refresh your off-duty footwear with kicks from Puma, SeaVees, Soludos, and more.
Want to punch up your style this summer? Start with this assortment of stylishly casual gear. From trousers to sport shirts to sharp jackets and more, it’s everything you need to be the best-dressed guy at the office, or on the weekend.
We all know that a guy’s shoes say a lot about his style. This selection of high top kicks, in styles from classic sneaks to suede chukkas, from brands like G-Star Converse, and Puma announce that you’ve got style to spare.
When things warm up, people start to take it easier. It’s a simple truth, and it’s also one of the greatest things about summer. So why not take a cue from the spirit of the season and give those brogues and cap toes a rest for just a bit? Stock up on some classic summer kicks—from canvas slip-ons to suede lace-ups—and give your feet a much-needed casual day.