The Kipper Curator's Anthology: Footwear For The Petite Suit Enthusiast

Your request was clear and we heard you; we know you’re curious to find out where you can get those shoe essentials we mentioned in our “Kipper Favorites”, and this post will shine light on those hidden footwear treasures that escapes without us knowing.

Naturally, Kipper Clothiers understands your struggles; we know that finding a shoe that emphasizes a masculine style, and yet comes in a size meant for those of us with smaller feet is hard. We firmly believe that powerful, sharp shoe styles, such as oxfords and double-monks, are not reserved for men's sizes. 

So, Kipper Clothiers is revealing our archive of shoe essentials, our armory of both size and stylistic vigor, without hesitation!

                                                            Grenson's "Jasmine" Shoe

                                                            Grenson's "Jasmine" Shoe

1.) Grenson -- Handmade in England, Grenson is all about heritage. Not only do their shoe making processes commit to quality, but they also keep their promise in making shoes that are timeless, traditional, and therefore, iconic. Find a select leather and suede oxford shoe essentials here as well as Chelsea and lace-up boots. If you fancy brogues and wingtips, these are also available for those dapper souls out there.

                                                                Frye's "Tyler" Shoe

                                                                Frye's "Tyler" Shoe

2.) Frye -- Born and raised in The United States, Frye uses the best quality leathers to make shoes of the widest variety. Still, their vast affinity for various shoe styles do not take away from the quality of their shoes in the least! If you’re looking for a variety of essential lace-up boots, minimalistic sneakers, and oxfords the search is over. You’re welcome.

                                                        Paul Smith's "Bertram" Shoe

                                                        Paul Smith's "Bertram" Shoe

3.) Paul Smith -- Originating from Britain as well, Paul Smith shoes are made with the integrity of a historical background as well as a pride in traditional British styling with a twist. Here, you can find various leather and nubuck brogues (which can be very similar to oxfords), suede tasseled loafers (the penny loafer’s “cool-cousin”), and leather lace-up and Chelsea boots.

                                                  G.H. Bass & Co.'s "Weejun Original" 

                                                  G.H. Bass & Co.'s "Weejun Original" 

4.) G.H. Bass & Co. -- An American footwear brand that began in the early eighteen hundreds, Bass is the maker of the original penny loafer. Therefore, not only do they have the credibility of novel, footwear innovation, but they have had all the time between now and then to perfect it. Find a collection of horse-bit, tassel, and your essential penny loafers here in various colors and materials.

                                                         Church's Monk Shoe

                                                         Church's Monk Shoe

5.) Church’s -- A high-end English footwear company that, was initially a family business between a father and his three sons, have become not only widely popular, but powerful in both quality and style. So much so, that they have easily become coined as the noble-man’s shoe for its frequent combination with James Bond movie attires, and its partnership with luxury brand, Prada. At Church’s, you can find anything from brogues to essentials such as oxfords, sneakers, loafers, Chelsea Boots, and even double monks.

                                             Saint Laurent's "Dylan 20" Double Monk Strap Shoe

                                             Saint Laurent's "Dylan 20" Double Monk Strap Shoe

6.) Saint Laurent -- The Demi-God of classic and urban style, conceived and nurtured in Paris. Saint Laurent has shoes with quality and shape that is so heart-wrenchingly refined, you could have a religious experience right in the store. You can find the perfect pair of leather double-monks, lace-up boot, or our young blood’s (Intern Hoisum) personal favorite, the signature high-top, essential sneaker.

Praise be to what adorns our feet and carries us through our life journeys. Now, although this list might not be incredibly extensive, they provide thorough options for those who wish to dabble in the arts of masculine style. Go forth freely and boldly.

Looking for more style advice or other essential guides to go with your new-found shoe knowledge? Check out our archive for tips on anything from pocket squares to the perfect fitting shirt.

 

Hoisum Nguyen

Berkeley, CA