You'll all have to bear with me for a few days as I come down off of the khaki fever of my trip to Tanzania. I fought the safari style before I left, but now I realize that beige isn't boring when it's draped on the likes of these gentleman. I've also become a huge convert of safari footwear, namely Courteney boots.
Workwear has been the big buzzword in mens fashion for awhile, but I haven't seen much crossover for products from Africa. That surprises me given the colonial legacy, which carries with it all kinds of dapper takes on hunting- and farming-wear, such as veldtschoen, shoes made from the raw hides of big game animals. Today's Courteney boots are handcrafted from materials like antelope and elephant leather and are among the most durable boots that I've come across (fear not - they come from animals killed under proper conservation guidelines). They're also damned sexy. I would like to rock a pair of Courteney Patrol lace-ups with cable knit tights, a short floral dress and a fishermen sweater.