ROMBAUT 2016

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ROMBAUT envisions a future where man and machine form symbiotic hybrids – where exoskeletons enhance human physical performance. This is the concept for the spring 2016 collection of footwear; technical man-made materials combine with innovative organic materials to form an athletic, modern and experimental collection.

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“OUR PERFORMANCE AND OUR IMPACT ON OUR SURROUNDINGS WILL BE EVER GREATER – THE FULL CONVERGENCE BETWEEN BODY, TECHNOLOGY AND FASHION WILL CHALLENGE OUR NOTIONS OF WHERE OUR BODY BEGINS AND ENDS. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY SEPARATION BETWEEN OUR SELVES, WHAT WE WEAR AND OUR ENVIRONMENT.”

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The future-scaping, Parisian shoe company does not disappoint with their autumn 2016 collection, either. Slick blacks, arctic whites and otherworldly metallics with pops of blue and tufts of fuzz come together in perfect balance.

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Mats Rombaut Gets Honest

by Patrick LaDuke


The newest Honest by collaboration is with Belgian shoe designer Mats Rombaut. The Honest by name ensures that the products will be produced sustainably, fairly, and transparently.  For the collection he made 2 unisex derbies, one in black, the other in silver. The shoes are made of an innovative bark material from Ugandan trees, coated in natural latex from the Amazon, and are completely vegan.

Fall 2013 Shoes Are Here!

The Brave Gentleman x Novacas Fall13 shoes have arrived and are on sale at Brave GentleMan.com. Two of my favorite style, the Visionary Grip Boot and the Visionary Grip Shoe (below) are dark brown brogues that are awesome for raking leaves, trudging through the mud, staying upright on a slick sidewalk, or simply rocking-out handsomely. Constructed in Portugal with supple, durable futureleather microfiber made in Italy.

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15% Off Preorder Brave GentleMan x Novacas A\W2013

There are several more styles of the Brave GentleMan x Novacas shoe line that will be available this fall, including the Chelsea boot Lover, the balmoral Executive, the double-monk Innovator, the penny loafer Scholar, and the brogue Visionary Boot. For a limited time, you can preorder them for 15% off when you use the code: ” FALL13PRE “

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