Mark McNairy is one of those designers that once you recognize his work, you can easily pick it out in a crowd. Known for blending Ivy silhouettes with funky patterns, his latest line entitled New Republic by Mark McNairy brings you a more simplistic approach to some classic men’s footwear staples at a fraction of the price you would expect to pay.
From brogues to chukkas and loafers to driving mocs, all the bases have been covered here. While it’s hard to comment on the quality of each shoe, the leather uppers and linings matched with rubber outsoles already put these styles above lots of department store shoes I have seen at a similar cost. Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing they came from the hands of McNairy in one stage or another. The point of this line is to provide good looking and affordable footwear for every guy, and as one description eloquently puts it: “Even if you are an asshole, you should still get a pair.” Enough said.
Available from $58-$78 at New Republic.