Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Material Boy #108




H By Hudson White Canvas Tropic Shoe

With a overdose of big labels, I decided I want to take a small break and look for alternative brands to blog about. Maybe less high-end, less known, less expensive, but definitely high on design:-) I like cult labels:-) Sometimes, they do come up with very strong unique ideas that could inspire a new style or two:-)

While checking out www.oaknyc.com, I came across some really nice items from the new arrivals section. This New York store stocks quite a bit of interesting labels and they do ship internationally, which means you practically can buy anything you like from the website:-)

I am in a shoe mood tonight, so I was paying attention to the shoes they offered. To my delight, I found a cool pair of white canvas tennis shoe that has very interesting details. The most prominent one being the elastic heel which gives it a relaxed and casual touch while making it look special. There are also open studs on the heel portion with a leather flap running across the back. I love these little touches. It looked great when paired with summer white shorts. This is a great alternative for the usual and common converse, addidas, vans etc.

Best of all, it is of a great price. So you dun have to burn a huge hole in your pocket to be chic and trendy for summer.

Retail price: US $168. Where to buy: www.oaknyc.com

12 comments:

Hairi said...

wow u post so late.....i just can wait to browse ur blog...he...u came back is it...

Kevin said...

I am a night owl:-P hahaha

Hairi said...

ur more like it...hey wat do u do actually as an art director..

Kevin said...

I do graphic design work, churning out concepts for marketing campaigns for my clients, do branding for them and sometimes these jobs lets you work with photographers and stylist, which is fun. But it's a stressful job. I would love to do something related to fashion. Being a club21 buyer will be my dream job. :-P

Hairi said...

wow,but wat is
the qualification to become one..

Hairi said...

hey do u plan to shop today...

Kevin said...

Oh you just need a diploma or degree in graphic design and look fo a job in advertising firms or design houses and you can become one:-) Art directors are the titles usually used in advertising firms, while graphic designers are for design houses.

Some slight variation of work scope for both. :-)

Hairi said...

oh thanks for that facts.......hey do u plan to shop today...he........

DesignBox said...

There are no better shoes then white sneakers. I want these! I have like no time posting since my friend is visiting me from Dubai.

Have a great one Kevin!

Kevin said...

Hi Hairi,

no plans to shop today, unless I want to put myself in baked beans for a whole year mode:-P

hahaha

And Paolo,
yes, I love the white shoes. Nothing like a pair of whites to put together so many looks! and the streamline shape of this shoe is perfect!

Hairi said...

KEVIN TELL U WAT,IF U CAN WAIT TO HAVE THE SHOES BY H BY HUDSON,THE OTHER ALTERNATIVE IS TO BUY A PAIR BY gram design,A SWEDISH DESIGNER,THEY CARRY SNEAKERS THAT ARE SIMILAR WITH THE ONE U WANTED....SYLE NORDIC CARRIES THEM!!!

Kevin said...

I have heard of GRAM shoes...they named them by the weight of the shoe. How cute:-)

yeah, Gram shoes are nice! and Style Nordic is going to have sale starting today! :-)

thanks for the tip Hairi!