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April 11, 2012


I’ve found them: the shoes worthy of getting worn out out walking from the armpits of Brooklyn to Manhattan, and perhaps even Europe and Asia, in glorious warm weather.  Part-hippie, part-punk, and part-Englishman on holiday, these cork and raffia wedge creeper oxfords are a harmonious mashup of such opposing characters.

Burberry Prorsum leather, cork, and raffia oxfords

I lit up the second I saw them on the runway, and these past few months have been filled with the pleasurably arduous task of figuring out which color to get.

the raffia and cork creeper oxfords on the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 runway, in various color/pattern combinations (via GQ)

I decided on a pair in blue-black leather called “dark ink”: navy in daylight–an easy, unexpected neutral against whites and pastels in the day–and come nightfall, it turns black, and all you can see is that distinctive silhouette of the raffia tongue and cork wedge, the perfect accent to summer blacks.



Can’t help but gaze at these beauties made out of woven grass, like baskets waiting to be filled with summer memories.


  • Hannah
    April 11th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I love these shoes and I love your blog!

  • Hernan
    April 11th, 2012 at 12:17 pm


  • Gray
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    awesome pick!!

  • aldouswright
    April 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    great choice for the weather!

  • rental mobil
    April 12th, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  • Stephan
    April 12th, 2012 at 5:01 am

    I love the printed!! But this is more versatile I think.

  • Sophia S
    April 12th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    niiiiiiiiiice!! raffia is really #trending right now

  • Del
    April 15th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    As an Englishman I would most definitely wear these on holiday so you are spot on!

  • how to study
    April 18th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This writing has inspired me to carry on focusing on my own blog

  • Peter
    August 26th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Great blog, and nice photos.

    If you’d like to add the brown version to your collection I do have several sizes available via my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/The-Couture-Auction-Co (as well as a couple of the ink blue ones). Starting bid is just $375.

    All the best,

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