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JKISSI :  This post has been a very well waited one with the Summer now here and present. Previously Trav did a post on boat shoes when it came to which popular brand would be better out of two of Sperry and Sebago.  I think both companies are taking full advantage by releasing numerous colorways, and collaborating with many brands.  It just doesn’t stop there either, the tweaking of the classic deck shoe design has promised some good buys for the Fall and Winter seasons.   It seems boat shoes has been the warm weather classic since the 1980s, but recently everyone has their eye on them from high end brands to more casual ones.  Whether on ground, or sea worn with socks, or without socks the modern take on the classic boat shoe has gained more momentum than ever. With all of this being said it’s only proper that my own boat shoes hit the deck as well, accompanied by the perfect weather.

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Fit DetailsUniqlo Shirt , Cheap Monday Pants , Sperry Topsiders


It’s typical for me to run around the internet and search for some  items I would like to recommend to you guys followed by  throwing them on a white canvas.  This time around our friends over at Complex depicted a perfect guide for Boat shoes ranging from expensive to more reasonable prices. The versatility boat shoes brings to the table is the reason a lot of people can wear them with different styles from casual to formal. Get into it.


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  • mat ahoy

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    oh my, those sperry’s are ace. i love the colour way, is that suede on suede? boat shoes are so versatile and what seems to be the only shoe a wear in the warmer months (there isnt many of them in england). the ones i grab for most and some deep navy leather ones with brown laces, from a london store and some apple green Kurt Gieger’s which i picked up about two years ago now. Will they ever wear out, they seem to last ages. Il have to check out the link.

  • Jeff

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    Great post and nice fit as well.

  • Dayinthelyf

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    boat shoes are classic. they look best when worn in a bit imo.

  • Ore

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    I love shoes like these, they’re perfect for summer :)

  • @stevezep666

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    the apc boat shoe is hands down my favorite, too bad i cant buy them now because of rent. i hate my life, BUT good post as usual

  • Joseph A

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    nice fit, but whats up with the lack of up dates?

  • Snoblak

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    I love the shirt you picked to go with the shoes. Great color combination of the shoes.

  • Attila

        posted on July 14 , 2009 :

    Great. Appears that you’re wearing socks? I’d lose them, or opt for ah colorful pair. I’d also like to see you roll the pants up a bit. Just my opinion.

  • Meji

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    You know I hate boat shoes – but this is the first time I’ve actually seen them look good. Nice choice for an outfit

  • Jack Promises

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Nice stuf as usual guys!

  • dee

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    i love boat shoes!

    some say that they aren’t nice/appropriate for girls, but i think otherwise. great blog btw!

  • shamitris

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    very nice; your handsome.


        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Mat Ahoy : Thanks man yes its like a oiled down suede and the flannel part is a wool material on it. Exactly my thoughts man the versatility of boat shoes pretty much is one of the big reasons I love them. Sounds like you have some nice ones man navy blue and apple green owww, living in london must be nice to get your hands on some nice stuff, atleast I think lol.

    Jeff : Thanks man appreciate it swipelifeee! lol

    Reggie : Yeah man , I agreee with you definitely , but more so on a white pair or something close to that of lighter colored where you can see how worn in it is, but not too cooked up lol.

    Ore : Yes they are nothing like going sockless in the summer with boat shoes lol

    Stevee : Man the APC ones are sick they were on sale last time me and Phil passed through there man you should check it out if they still have your size. Yeahhh , I forgot your in your own place man I need to come through BK right?

    Joseph A : Sometimes life and other events interfere especially when trying to come up with post with good content and such , it takes a lot but we are up for the challenge, much more epic happenings instored man. We apologize back on track!.

    Snoblak : Thanks man appreciate it

    Atilla : I know what yo u mean , but for all that I would have to have white slim chinos or some sort rolling up the pants on a real skinny tapered leg like th CM’s looks akward done it before go look at Award Tour summer lookbook I did it there a bit lol. Colorful pair would throw the palettes off in my opinion it would be brown socks or my brown feet lol , but yeah with this one it was much more a toned down fit as far as roilling up and going with no socks would need diff pair of pants.

    Meji : Thanks man I was expecting the humorous comment you usually thro around here lol but yeah man you should definitely check it out man i think you will like them

    Jack Promises : Thanks man esp for checking out the site

    Shamitris : awww thanks lol


        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Dee : Sorry missed your comment by accident or you mustve posted when I was writing also, anyways I think girls can pull boat shoes off also , i have seen different variations of the deckshoes/boat shoe made for females where they heighten the heel a little bit , or dramatically its all on you when it comes to the kind of style though, oh yeah thanks for the good words please continue to check out our site.

    Thanks for all the great comments guys keep it coming

  • John (DLKW)

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    What’s your opinion on boat shoes that do NOT have a white sole? The reason I ask is because I was looking more into an entire black boat shoe so I could use it as a substitute for formal dress shoes. Or is that substitution just a dumb idea?


  • Jason

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Great post, loving those Sperry’s. Post more often though!

  • DapperDemeanor

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Fantastic post guys well deserved post here , great outfit by jkissi the color palettes are nasty on this one man. I’
    m so interested to see what you guys do next seriously…

  • Coldsun

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    Boat Shoes are cool… I gotta get some more…


        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    John : Hey man Boat shoes without a white sole could still be nice man I see no problem with that like you said about an all black leather boat shoe in a moccasin style are dope man. I have seen some around , but nothing around my price range , if you get some good ones let me know man.

    Jason : Thanks Jason it was tough for the past week with the schedules to come up with a post we have allll the ideas it was just getting things together smh , its all good though man we’re back on it. We will try to spread out the updates to saturate around and get some good comments and feedback from our readers.

    DapperDemeanor : Thanks man we appreciate the good words man keep us going , but yeah the things we have instored is just wow.. man people will be amazed at the final product.

    Coldsun : Yeah man telling you get into it man some good stuff out there my brother .


        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    I’ve been rocking the Our Legacy shoe this summer. Super comfortable and awesome!×265.jpg

  • duzz

        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    dope fit man…feeling the shoes and the shirt…as for the pants i jus have a quick Q…do you always sagg ur pants?…if so the hmmmm ok…personally i think it sorta throws off the fit…but if its the look ur going for then no biggie…i guess its just the bronx in you lol..


        posted on July 15 , 2009 :

    KYLEF : Those look like a definite got to have summer shoe appreciate the word you gave to your friend to purchase some sperrys lol

    Duzz : I know what you mean man lol , by the way I have on a white belt plus the pocket on those jeans are long in length so its like reaching down my leg it seems like im sagging , well I do sag , but it looks like im overly sagging for the look I’m going for. Thanks for the good words though another person pointed that otu before if you take a look back in the archives of my other outfit with the white jeans it seems im like sagging crazy, but thats not the case. hey its w.e at the end of the day lol

  • cam

        posted on July 16 , 2009 :

    moi: sperry “ice”, jcrew x sperry, sperry brown suede, sebago black,

  • Reggie

        posted on July 16 , 2009 :

    I need those boat shoes you have man! think I’m purchasing them tomorrow

  • heeb646

        posted on July 16 , 2009 :

    Boat shoes are a definite pair of kicks that I think will bring out any casual style outfit, an essential item.

  • ReZ

        posted on July 16 , 2009 :

    I agree with heeb and Reggie up there a boat shoe is like something you need for the summer time , the winter time thats when the loafers come out !
    Cant wait until the fall season!

  • Jazzi M

        posted on July 17 , 2009 :

    i have to show this to my friend. i tried to convince him he could wear boat shoes without being ultra-preppy or an old man and he didn’t believe me. you wear them so well. i’m a sperry fan myself :)

  • camthrax

        posted on July 18 , 2009 :

    there is a shoe in the collage that isn’t on the top 10 list, and ironically, it’s the one attracting my attention. It’s the brown shoe with a white sole that is bigger and more treaded than the basic boat shoe. Can anyone identify it?

  • The Ca$h

        posted on July 18 , 2009 :

    Nice Post Kiss
    I haven’t started shopping yet
    Thanks for the ideas.


        posted on July 18 , 2009 :

    Cam : yup man all of those are dope!

    Reggie : Man , I’m telling you they’re definitely comfortable and the colorway is more sicker in person , I wouldn’t be mad at all lol

    Heeb646 : Yup Heeb you already know you need to def get into it , you back in NYC yet?

    Rez : Man, you just read my mind I’m always talking about Autumn/Winter season I just cant give up the love of layering and throwing on different pieces and combos. I love the A/W over the S/S any day!

    Jazzi M : Lol yes show him people keep connecting like loafers and boat shoes with grandpa’s and the older generation although it is true they use to wear them, but that doesn’t mean we cant do it neither. Definitely a good look for the summer time sperry! :D

    Camthrax: Hmm just saw the one you were talking about sick, but I dont know what is is. Yeah can anyone identify the one you hes talking about?.. I’ll email complex

    The Cash : No problem get on it! lol but yeah real good shoes for the summer

  • T

        posted on July 19 , 2009 :

    mmmm I really like the outfit. Love the red & brown[?] boat shoes.

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        posted on July 19 , 2009 :

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  • Dior's Princess

        posted on July 20 , 2009 :

    I like . I like :D

  • jfkjean

        posted on July 20 , 2009 :

    I just realized I didn’t leave a post.and the worst part is I thought I did lol. the ‘fit looks great as per usual and I’m still reading that link you sent me from NT…only on like page 40 lmao. Long ways to go…..

  • Fool's gold

        posted on July 20 , 2009 :

    dope boat shoes that flannel wool aspect of them just sets them off!

  • designani

        posted on July 20 , 2009 :

    Lovely blog
    Inspired me all the more as an artist and a fashion addict

    Kiss from Melbourne

  • JustJamesDC

        posted on July 21 , 2009 :

    Nice fit bro! Just wondering what color Uniqlo shirt that is?


    PS: I would like to see more update.


  • Nathan Small

        posted on July 30 , 2009 :

    If you are into boat shoes, check out the new British magazine Men’s File.

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  • KJtheGreat

        posted on August 5 , 2009 :

    good post. it’s cool to see stuff we down south take for granted (seersucker, madras, boat shoes, croakies) becoming a trend in other areas of the US. and in some cases a HIGH FASHION trend. dig the blog, keep up the good work.

  • John

        posted on August 5 , 2009 :

    Great fit! What size did you wear for the white jeans?

  • sofia

        posted on October 13 , 2010 :

    Hi, very nice blog, I’m using this pic for my blog post and I credited it, I hope you dont mind, if its not ok let me know and I’ll delete it :)
    have a nice day :D