We knew Urban Outfitters were no dummies when they started selling fixed gear bikes, but they've impressed us on a whole new level by commissioning New England cobblers Quoddy to design a couple styles for their spring collection. This basically means we're going to see guys all over America wearing the same shoes as us, but we're not mad at Urban Outfitters for blowing up our spot because we'd be happy to live in a world where dudes wear blucher moccasins. What's next after every guy in America is strolling about in the most symbolically peaceful of shoes, the suede moccasin? A lot more bread-baking from scratch and contemplative walks through the woods we hope. America can always use a little beatnik kick in the pants, no?
Quoddy For Urban Outfitters
March 02, 2010