See Now, Buy Now: The Best Casual Summer Shoes are the Quoddy Canoe Mocs

Man’s best friend … and summer’s best shoes? Possibly.

Do you ever come across a pair of stylish summer shoes that just seem to check all the right boxes — and then some? For your Brooklyn-based author, those particular shoes at the moment come from Quoddy, a Maine heritage footwear maker with a storied history of making some of the best summer shoes — the very best way possible. In fact, if you feel like you need to round out your rotation as we roll through summer — perhaps as you pack up for yet another upstate getaway — then perhaps, the Quoddy Canoe Mocs are going to come in mighty handy in the clutch. As sold by my pals at Huckberry, they’re some of the best summer slip-ons, blending a sense of throwback style with the rugged construction you’ve come to expect. As it were, the the Quoddy Canoe Mocs blend a straightforward silhouette with premium leather that’ll break in handsomely over time. These are the kind of shoes you’re going to look forward to wearing at the end of a long day, or after you’ve finally arrived at your cabin for a summer weekend — how can it get any better? Well, actually … it can. You see, Quoddy relies on its Maine heritage to handcraft shoes that go above and beyond — in this case, that means the Quoddy Canoe Mocs feature the brand’s breathable REVIVE insole and that classic moccasin construction.

SHOP: The Quoddy Canoe Mocs

Classic, casual and easy to wear with the rest of your summer style essentials.

As to  styling these classic summer shoes, well, that’s where the fun really begins. When you’ve got some of the best casual  shoes for men, you can slide them on with simple picks — like slim light wash denim and your favorite T-shirt — as well as outfits with a bit more going on (think a classic crewneck sweatshirt worn atop a breezy chambray shirt with rolled tan chinos or rugged work pants on a summer night). The Quoddy Canoe Mocs are so easygoing, you can even throw them on with olive chino shorts and a classic summer polo without missing a beat. They’re perfect to wear on laidback summer mornings, coffee in hand — that makes ’em some of the best summer shoes for men, without a doubt. And when your day transitions into happy hour? You can keep on wearing these classic moccasin  shoes to enjoy some fresh craft beer — that sounds pretty ideal to me. How will you wear the Quoddy Canoe Mocs for the rest of summer? Let me know over on Twitter.

SHOP: The Quoddy Canoe Mocs

See Now, Buy Now: These Quoddy Blucher Shoes are The Perfect Shoes for Early Fall

The rugged, classic boat shoes to wear as we start early fall.

So, here we stand, on the verge of Labor Day weekend (gasp!), the offical end of summer (on paper at least), and the start of the slow transition toward early fall. What early fall style essentials are you shopping for? Well, I can help you out with at least one in today’s new See Now, Buy Now post: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes are some of the best men’s shoes to get on your feet right now, as apt to be worn on the weekend as at the office. How does that work out? Read on & you’ll find out. For starters, it helps that these rugged leather boat shoes have got that ever-crucial Huckberry stamp of approval, a nod of good faith that these richly handcrafted leather shoes are the real deal — especially as you start to stow away your stylish sneakers in favor of something a bit more substantial. And folks, that’s where the rugged appeal of the Quoddy Blucher Shoes comes into play, starting with a rich leather upper that’ll break in beautifully.

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A new take on the classic leather boat shoe, one that’s equally ready for the weekend or the work week.

And as far as boat shoes are concerned, these have a  few other critical design pieces going for ’em. For one, they fit the rather rare definition of rugged leather boat shoes — again, that rich leather makes them more suited for the changing leaves and changing temperatures than the heat of summer. The anti-slip rubber sole also helps them navigate the city and perhaps even an early fall park stroll. And the design extends to the rich brick red outsole itself — these Quoddy Blucher Shoes toe the line between rugged and casual. They’d be ideal to wear with a rugged long-sleeve henley and classic dark blue denim for a weekend coffee date, but you can (and should!) team up the Quoddy Blucher Shoes with classic tan chinos and a timeless Oxford shirt for a casual day at the office. That alone makes them some of the best men’s shoes, don’t you agree?

SHOP: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes

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Style Pick of the Week: Quoddy Bowhunter Boots

Durable, heritage-quality boots that hone the spirit of the outdoors & the spirit of fall.

As we always talk about here at The Style Guide, there are certain fall style essentials you gotta have, and there are certain fall style essentials that are well worth the investment, ones that have that “Wow” factor. The Quoddy Bowhunter Boots absolutely fit into that category, to say the very least.  And for our Style Pick of the Week series, they’ll fit the bill just fine — particularly now that we’re cruising through October. If you’ve been slacking when it comes to picking up a pair of the best men’s boots, now is the time to snap ’em up. After all, everything from apple orchard exploration to craft beer festivals to football tailgates still awaits, and the exceptional Quoddy Bowhunter Boots are the one pair of boots to wear to all of those pursuits  (and to the office, if you can get away with it). Rugged leather boots are an essential for taking on fall and winter weather, and if you’re going to splurge, you might as well splurge on a pair that’s going to give you plenty in matters of both style and functionality — the Quoddy Bowhunter Boots shape up quite nicely.

Handmade in Maine with a seriously cool and rugged Grizzly Peanut leather, the Quoddy Bowhunter Boots are made with antique brass eyelets for durability — lace ’em up as often as you please. That handsome leather is going to break in very nicely, giving you a pair of stylish men’s boots that’ll team up easily alongside perfectly faded jeans and a classic henley. They’ve also got that throwback, heritage-inspired look that lends itself to actually being worn in  the field, be it on a weekend camping trip or a long weekend upstate. And you’re simply not going to find many other boots that feature a hand-stained leather midsole or a deerskin bellows tongue (designed to keep out water and debris). Yes indeed, the Quoddy Bowhunter Boots are the height of craftsmanship, quality and classic style. They’re going to work particularly well with chore pants and a waxed trucker jacket on a chilly fall or winter morning — no need to worry about durability or longevity when it comes to the Quoddy Bowhunter Boots, my friends. And if you fancy taking them for a spin at your office? They’ll wear handsomely with olive chinos and a classic garment-dyed Oxford.  A pair of stylish men’s boots that can do it all sounds like a must-have to me this season.

SHOP: The Quoddy Bowhunter Boots and more of the Best Men’s Boots for Fall