If there's one shoe that emerged from relative obscurity and made its presence firmly felt on the men's style circuit over the past couple of years, it's the monkstrap. Formal enough to be worn with a suit — but cool enough to be rocked with jeans or khakis — this selection from a.testoni, Tod's, Bally, and more will keep you well-shod through fall and beyond.
Italian designer Antonio Maurizi began his shoemaking career as an 11-year-old apprentice growing up amidst the economic devastation wrought by World War Two. Eventually he founded his own eponymous company and used the traditions he learned as a boy to create timeless, elegant men's footwear. Maurizi’s wingtip oxfords, thatched lace-ups, suede desert boots, and other shoes feature fine lasts, hand-stitching, padded soles, and leather linings to help the shoes withstand the passage of time and the elements. "Revolution, in the world of elegant men, is a long walk towards the future,” Maurizi once wrote. Luckily for you, Maurizi’s high-quality shoes will help you complete that journey in ultimate comfort and style.