Archive for the ‘Men’s Style’ Category

Canvas Kicks: Part One

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

After what felt like the longest winter ever, spring is finally here. Now while it still might be a little chilly out that doesn’t mean you should wait till it’s full on summer to start steppin’ your footwear game up. Picking out the perfect warm weather kicks can be a terrifying, unforgivable process. The last thing you want to do is end up with a lame pair that won’t do you, your wardrobe, or feet any justice. Don’t stress out to much though, we’ve got you covered.

In honor of warmer and much more enjoyable days ahead, we here at DNA Footwear have put together a small list of a few brands and their canvas constructed offerings.

To kick things off right, (no pun intended) we have to stick to the classics. Few pairs say summertime fly the way Converse All-Stars and a fresh pair of Purcell’s do. Once considered top of the line “performance” shoes, today both the All-Star and Purcell have stepped off their respective courts and become staple casual footwear pieces. Now, while both builds are without a doubt older than everyone wearing them, that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of turning a few heads this summer. Continuing to improve on aesthetics, while remaining true to the brands classic roots, Converse has made sure the shoes stay relevant making use of not only an impressive and wide selection of colors, but by implementing prints like camo, paisley, pin-stripes and many more.

PONY, A New York Original

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Don’t call it a comeback.

PONY is making sure summer 2014 belongs to the New York originals. Established on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan in the early 70’s, PONY’s been on a bit of a stateside hiatus, but in the 8 short months PONY’s been back home, the Product of New York line has launched a massive welcome back campaign on their old stomping grounds of NYC.

Taking complete advantage of the recent retro craze, PONY is taking a serious cool kid approach to the brand’s spring/summer 2014 collection, reaching deep into their throwback catalog and putting together some impressive colorways of MUST have retro offerings. Perfect examples of said retros are the leather constructed takes on the Topstar and Topstar high or the canvas built Slamdunk low. Each originally designed for the hard-wood, the street worthy kicks now boast premium constructions with a series of contrasting elements in the form of multiple PONY branding. This summer is for sure looking like a #summerofpony. What silhouettes are you guys feeling? Personally the Slamdunk is pretty much the truth in my opinion; so what PONY kicks are you coppin’ and rockin’ this summer?

(All photos courtesy of the PONY Spring 2014 Lookbook.)

PERFECT STOCKING STUFFERS: Leather Shoe Care Kits by Wolverine, Red Wing, and UGG Australia

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

1000 miles worth of walks and wet, winter weather leave our loved-for-so-long leather boots and shoes wishing we would love them better. Luxury leather experts,  Red Wing, Wolverine 1000  Mile and UGG Australia agree! So, this holiday season, they have boxed up the best of their leather care products, into deluxe shoe care kits that make the perfect gift for the leather lovers on your stocking stuffer list. Included, in these gift sets are shoe polishes, brushes, oils and conditioners–all meant to freshen up leathers  with a  polished, supple finish.

Happy Holidays!

by L.S. Granados

STOCKING STUFFERS: Share the warmth with Stance socks and Wolverine

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

With winter well on its way, the days get longer and colder, and layering up is the only way to keep warmer. Feet feel the burn of chilly weather the most, so show your feet some love, and hug them with warm fluffy socks by Wolverine & Stance. Be sure to share the warmth with family and friends because the gift of happy feet is a gift that keeps on giving, over and over, again.

For the men on your (naughty or) nice list, stock up on Wolverine’s Cotton Comfort or Full Cushion Crew socks for men, available in convenient multi packs.

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Stance offers an impressive selection of plush, combed cotton socks with deep heel pockets and elastic arch support. Our quick picks for man are the Granada, Hayes, Netherfield crew socks, pictured below.

Men's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

 Stance also carries an eclectic collection of socks for women.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Knee-high and over-the-knee socks are a must have for women, and Stance has designed quite a few covetable socks and tights that offer unmatched quality, warmth, support and style. A few of our favorite knee highs include the Renaissance, Twinkle , Le Select, Diamonds and Malibu knee high socks. Looking for cute crew socks? Stance has you covered with sexy, sole lovin’ styles like the Swiss Miss, Sheera and  Indian Burn sheer crew socks, the Lelaina and Mash studded crew socks and the Taos Remix crew sock.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Kids will get a kick out of fun styles like the Shark Attack, Old Bones, and Monkey Wrench crew socks.

Peruse our selection of Gift Ideas for more stocking stuffer faves that help you share the warmth, this holiday season.
Visit our Pinterest & Polyvore pages for more holiday inspiration.

by L  S.Granados, xoxo

VANS OTW 2013: Fall MOST-WANTED sneakers at DNA Footwear

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Modern design meets the original. This fall, Vans is back with its most distinguish kicks: The OTW Collection! Featuring a duo of the brand’s most popular silhouettes – the Alomar, and the Bedford – DNA Footwear has now these most-wanted sneakers, on its shelves.

Inspired by the high-end sneaker market, richer materials like premium full-grain leather, pig suede and durable canvas, characterized this new line.

The Bedford blends Vans’ heritage-based, mid-top look with modern, slim-profile design to give the skate market a look yet to be seen. Clean cap-toe design, tonal branding, and a washed textile body complete the package. With tonal embossed leather, brown nubuck with canvas panel, or black wash to choose from, get fancy and pick a favorite!

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With metal eyelets and boot style laces, the Alomar takes styling cues from Vans’ classic Chukka Boot, and infuses those subtleties with the fashionable aspects of a modern, slimmed-down high-top to create a shoe that pushes the boundaries between skate and street fashion. Our very favorite this season, is the “Disruptive” pattern which showcase bold black and white speckled upper, which is then paired with a clean white sole and laces.

Vans OTW collection, Vans OTW Fall 2013, Vans OTW Alomar sneaker, Vans Hi-Top sneaker, Vans OTW at DNA Footwear

Gents, get ready to hit the streets with style!

By Josi


 

VANS x LIBERTY ART FABRICS CAPSULE COLLECTION

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Since 1875, Liberty Art Fabrics has remained dedicated to pushing the envelope of printed material design from London to fashion hubs across the world. This fall, Vans is presenting a capsule collection, in collaboration with Liberty of London. The new collection features six Liberty fabric designs on two heritage Vans styles, the Era and Authentic.

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“Liberty is famously known for their archives of countless floral fabrics. Vans’ designers had the opportunity to tap into prints that aren’t always seen, creating a rare and limited edition collection that brings light to special Liberty prints.”

Available now at DNAFootwear.com, an abstract, printed mountain landscape in army green is featured on the Era while the Authentic features a rich pink leaves print and a colorful pattern of floral and birds. The final style of the collection gets a special treatment that is unique to Vans. A classic Liberty floral is combined with Vans’ iconic checkerboard in a deep navy that pops the red and blue Liberty print.

Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics retails for $60 USD so hurry and nab yourself a pair while they are still available!

By Josi

Back to School with Style: Our coolest canvas sneakers are in!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Back to School is here again, time to go shoe shopping! This Fall whether you are about to walk the hall of your prestigious business school or having your little one about to leave for its first school day, few pairs of canvas sneakers will be needed!

Everybody needs a pair of shoes they can wear anytime, any season, with anything. This Fall, we’ve received the coolest selections of Vans including the very popular Kids  Hello Kitty collection and the new Sk8-Hi Wedge Sneakers.

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In addition, Converse and Keds are coming up with some very unconventional kicks including some new Kids Chuck Taylor and Women’s Keds Hi-Top.

Finally, Sperry Top Sider and Tretorn for Men and Women, will be perfect for a Back to School with style. The right pair of canvas kicks can bring on a comfort level that’s just about out of this world. So why wait? Why not get yourself a pair of shoes that you’ll truly love walking in!

Happy shoe shopping!

By Josi

Sole Men – Vintage Shoe Company

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Ok guys, it’s your turn. No matter what you’ve got going on, Vintage Shoe Company has got a man’s foot covered, literally and figuratively. Their footwear selection is diverse for the kind of man you may currently be or perhaps the kind of man you want to be.

Vintage Shoe Company

 The Vintage Shoe Company Vincent Mid Calf Boot is a broken-in leather boot with a sturdily constructed toe-box that will look great on those impromptu dinner and movie dates you may spring on your date. They’re great with slim, slightly faded indigo denim and a wash & wear button-down with either a casual unlined cotton blazer or a shrunken trench as a topper.

From dinners to romantic walks – move on to the Jerry Canvas Boot, a clean ankle high boot that’s reminiscent of the Blucher boot, which was originally made for the Prussian army. The traditional open lacing gives a wider opening to the foot which makes this a cool, comfortable shoe for strolling around the city. It looks great kept simple with tapered khakis and a cool pullover.

The Hampton Boat Shoe features casual comfort with a rich deep color. It’s a great classic hue for men and the nautical-inspired piping, slightly broken-in leather upper, gritty sole and the chukka height makes it a pretty good shoe to wear with slim shorts and a variety of tops from breezy tees to shrunken cardigans.

By Dynelle Skinner

Celebrity: Classic CoEds

Monday, March 5th, 2012

 Two of pop culture’s most iconic male fashion aficionados are reversing their roles and going femme for fashion. Pharrell Williams and Kanye West have a symbiotic closet that oozes cool confidence and contemporary couture. Their attention to detail, from socks to bow-ties have translated to street wear and vintage styles worldwide.

The chicest of women have traditionally donned menswear with classic pant suits and dress shirts. Now with these men leading the way in both demographics, dudes are retiring their tailored duds and stretching lady’s wear to form fit their masculinity while women add a feminine touch to Oxfords, Sperry’s and boots.

 Case in Needle-Point: Most recently spotted in an arguably feminine mint green Acne Spring cable knit sweater, Kanye West has been seen on numerous occasions sporting women’s clothes. Pharrell Williams, face of Palladium’s Tokyo Rising and overall trendsetter, is inspired by the female fashionista and will be launching his women’s clothing line, Billionaire Girls Club, later this year. Check out Pharell’s interview with W Magazine to hear his perspective on fashion & art as well as who influences his taste.

If you’re looking to cop some style like these gentlemen, view our selection of Palladium boots for both guys and gals, girls and boys, offered in an array of colors and sizes. To start prepping your schmoozes alongside these Tastemakers at yacht parties and runway sidelines see our collection of Sperry Top-Siders.

♥ Amy K.

 

Footwear News: Converse to Launch Skate Shoes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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On January 18, 2012,  Nike announced that the beloved Converse corporation will launch several collections of skate shoes in Spring 2012.  As part of the Converse Skate Ambassador Collection, pro skaters Nick Trapasso, Anthony Pappalardo and Kenny Anderson will each have shoes released on February 1st, 2012 .

Partnering with the professional skaters was inevitable — Trapasso started his own company, Life Extension Skateboards, along with fellow skater Patrick Pasquale. “Trapasso’s signature shoe is called the CONS Trapasso Pro and will feature a multi-density sock liner and full memory foam collar that are designed to conform to the skater’s feet” (Yahoo). Trapasso’s Converse will be available in either suede or leather and either black and white or gray and cranberry, while Pasquale’s will be canvas or suede, available in brown and black or gray and red. Anderson’s skate shoes, the KA-ONE, will “come in black and red, red and parchment, parchment and white, black and white as well as black and parchment” (Yahoo).

With so many materials and colors to choose from, skaters are sure to do their next ollie in style (whatever an ollie is….).

SHOP CONVERSE

Source: Yahoo

By: Ashley Tschudin