And hence, your undying love of movies about sword making. But anyway.
Introducing: Oak Street Bootmakers, a new line of smart-looking footwear straight from a Windy City father/son master/apprentice shoemaking team, available now.
Here’s what you need to know: they’re the brainchild of a cobbler who has been working with shoes since he was 10 years old. He worked alongside his father, who was a cobbler, and his father’s father... well, he liked a good peach cobbler. The result: the kind of supple, low-cut shoes that insist—if not beg—you wear them without socks. The secret ingredient: Horween Chromexcel, a local Chicago leather that has been made the same way since the last time the Cubs won a World Series. Which basically frees you to spill champagne all over them this weekend.
And naturally, you’re going to smell these shoes and think to yourself, “How can I smell like that?” Well, we’ve got good news: we can safely report that a cologne that smells like new shoe and baseball mitt is currently being tested in Oak Street’s lab.
Note: lab might actually be a shoe store.