Northamptonshire, England, is known the world over for its quality shoemaking — thanks in large part to Grenson. Since 1866, when William Green launched the company — “Grenson” stands for “Green & Son” — the company’s top-flight, handmade leather boots, brogues and wingtip shoes have seen their share of action both in the streets and on the battlefield. Grenson outfitted British soldiers in both world wars, even creating a pocket designed to fit a commando knife. You’re on your own when it comes to storing deadly weapons, but you can still look to Grenson for unmatched craftsmanship and an exquisite eye for detail.
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Monk straps, loafers, driving shoes—there’s no shortage of options out there for eschewing the shoelace. Despite all that, it’s hard to argue with the classic looks of the good old-fashioned lace-up. But then, why would you want to? Instead, pick up a pair of handsome brogues, cap toes, or oxfords here, and wear them in good health.