Wednesday, March 9, 2011

the buck stops here.

Hunting for Bucks..(shoes that is)...brick red or crepe-like sole?

In terms of all-American style, no shoe better epitomizes warm weather dressing than a pair of bucks. The buckskin shoes came into fashion more than a century ago, but it wasn't until the 1930s that the brick red sole became a signature. They were worn by the Gatsby set, by the Ivy Leaguers in the 1950s, then briefly by the preppies back in the '80s. But unless you wanted to drop some serious dough on the kind of kicks your granddad wore, you were, as he might've said, "up a creek."

 This spring, all sorts of bucks have made their way to market in shades from ivory to sand. And with a much friendlier price tag too. But it takes some confidence to pull off a pair of white shoes. If you're not quite ready, try a darker shade or a more casual option  with a crepe-like sole. Pair the shoes with dark denim and a blazer and soon enough you'll be sporting them with shorts. One note of caution: Now that going sockless is practically mainstream, it should be noted that your ankles should be tanner than your bucks if you choose to go with white ones. (Valet)

1 comment:

  1. Love these! I have two pairs of bucks, one in mustard and one in grey, and they are my absolute favorite shoes!!