Minimal sneakers $95
In the 1960-70s, shoemakers used to make simple, minimal shoes like these. Today, they only make excessively sporty designs plastered with logos. Let’s go back to a simpler time.
Kent Wang black plaintoe balmoral shoes compared with Alden. Now back in stock.
The Black Tie Shoe That’s Good For Something Else
A plain-toe black shoe, with closed lacing, highly shined, is a very reasonable alternative to evening shoes with black tie. You avoid the cheap, plasticky look of patent leather, and you get a shoe that can actually be worn for more than just black tie events. That’s a very solid investment, if you ask me.
Plaintoe balmoral ($350), the only black shoe you’ll ever need. Even more formal than a captoe, the plaintoe balmoral is the only shoe that can be worn with both a tuxedo and a conventional suit. Appropriate for black tie, job interviews, funerals, and everyday city wear.
Captoe balmoral shoe $350
The most conservative and versatile shoe style. Appropriate for a job interview, wedding, and any other occasion.
Classic, yet sleek, round toe last. Traditional English design and styling. Made from full-grain calfskin with subtle antiquing. Goodyear-welted construction. Channeled soles. Aggressively beveled waist. We guarantee the quality rivals shoes twice its price.