It’s On Sale: 50% Off Founders Footwear

I imagine that some of you have heard of Founder’s Footwear, a shoe brand that launched last year. The company offers Blake-rapid welted shoes made in Italy, and has a small collection of core styles. While the ~$300 price does put them in the same realm as some other young shoe brands (although Founders does include shoe trees and free returns/exchanges, which is notable), they’re currently having quite the sale. […]

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FSTB Turns Five

We made it another year! Time really flies, doesn’t it? Over the past year I’ve had a bit less time to write, but I’ve enjoyed putting together the pieces that did go up. From checking out great new products to touring tanneries and meeting shoemakers and finally writing something about my “essentials”, there have been a lot of fun […]

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Glenn O’Brien’s Jacket

When I started getting into clothes I became obsessed with Glenn O’Brien. He seemed to epitomize the sort of coolness that I wanted to have – this metropolitan, confident vibe, always at ease, running around with fascinating people, and always surrounded by great art and great music. For an awkward kid growing up in a small town in Oregon, this urban, intellectual, rock n’roll aura was hard to conceptualize but I knew it was something I wanted. O’Brien’s column in GQ was like a window into this world, and so I read it religiously in the hopes that it would help me become more like him. […]

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A Closer Look at Stoffa’s Outerwear

Leather jackets are intriguing to me, but I’ve never come close to taking the plunge of getting one. I’ve always been unsure if I could “pull it off” – I often see them looking great on others, but haven’t felt ready myself. After all, I’ve heard leather jackets compared to tattoos – either go all in and get something nice and totally own it, or don’t do it at all. With that said, my thoughts on leather jackets (and my interest in owning one) has begun to evolve when Stoffa launched their outerwear collection last year. […]

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Product Review: Carlos Santos Jumper Boot in Brown Grain

carlos santos jumper boot brown grain

As I mentioned recently, my search for a good, versatile pair of boots and my curiosity over emerging footwear brand Carlos Santos recently collided. Carlos Santos has generated some excitement over their great pricepoint and attractive styles, and I put together a made-to-order run of boots through my good friends at A Fine Pair of Shoes. They were delivered about a month ago, so after a few weeks of wearing I figured it was time for a review. […]

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What I Wore: Hyde Park

what I wore london private white vc

One last photoset from my England trip – a cold, snowy day in Hyde Park. This jacket has become my go-to for this Fall/Winter season, which is probably a surprise to nobody. The copper hardware that was bright and shiny out of the box has already begun to burnish and patina into a much more […]

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Items For Sale in the FSTB shop

It’s been a few years since I’ve done any real closet cleaning, so here’s the first of what will likely be several rounds of selling off some great pieces. This round is mostly shoes and a pair of great trousers. Check it out if you like: shell cordovan in rare colors handwelted shoes Crockett & […]

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What I Wore: London

What I Wore London

Strictly speaking, it was colder in Edinburgh than in London during my trip, but somehow it felt much colder here because the air was so damp. All the more reason to layer up and give these often ignored warm clothes some use! Overcoat – Eidos | Suit – Beckett & Robb | Shirt – Proper Cloth | […]

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