Mezlan has been producing some of the finest handmade men’s footwear in the U.S. since the company’s founding in 1968. Based in Huntingdon Beach, California, the brand uses a diverse range of exotic animal skins and leathers to create its elegant lace-up spectators and oxford dress shoes, Chelsea boots, slip-on loafers, and other classic styles. Constructed from eelskin, ostrich, alligator, peccary leather, and other premium materials, Mezlan shoes are fully lined and feature padded insoles for extra comfort. Through its secondary label Bacco Bacci, Mezlan offers a collection of high-quality men’s socks featuring authentic hand-linked toe construction and colorful polka-dot, zigzag, and striped patterns.
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Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport knows how to play host with style, and with holiday party season in full swing, we asked him to invite a few of his dapper pals to dinner at Aska in Brooklyn — the only NYC restaurant to make the magazine's 2013 Hot 10 List — to show us how it's done. The secret, says the former GQ style editor, is to "wear something you'd never wear to the office. Like a bowtie. Or plaid pants. A velvet jacket. SOMETHING." Check out the photos of Adam and his guests — who are kitted out in some of our finest holiday party gear — then shop our picks below to get your holiday look in order. What's more, a portion of the proceeds go to Edible Schoolyard NYC.
A little extra sole never hurt anyone
Once in a while, we wind up with some great items that haven't found their way to a good home (read: yours). It’s tragic, we know. But there’s a silver lining — we've put all those stylish pieces in one place for easy browsing (and picking). We’ve only got a few of each item in stock, so move fast before we run out.