Mark McNairy caught the eye of GQ and became one of this year’s Best New Menswear Designers because of his uncanny ability to take old-world menswear classics and infuse some newfound energy into them. This often means creating men’s wingtips, oxfords and the like with bold-colored soles, like the new saddle shoes from his New Amsterdam spring/summer 2012 collection.
Think of these as the shoes you wear to the Kentucky Derby or one of Billy Reid’s awesome parties in Alabama. You know, pair ’em with a plaid button-down, shorts, perhaps even a bow tie. You’ll want to wear these all through spring, and because they’re made so well, you actually can.
[Price: $360 via Rooney]