On the fourth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: Generic Surplus Holiday 2012 shoes.
Who Would This Be Great For? The Downtown man who is in the market for some good, sturdy, but low-key nice boots. He’s the hard-to-please hyper-minimalist who knows what he wants but doesn’t know what he needs. He’s also getting ready for a holiday trip to NYC and needs some nice but sturdy footwear…
Who Is Giving This Gift? His Downtown girlfriend who can tell what he wants and has been on the lookout for the *perfect* boot at various Eastside stores. Now, the tough decision: black or brown?
Why This Gift? The Generic Surplus Holiday Collection is divided into two groups: a new set of darker, Wintery Steven Harrington desert boots in addition to a line of hyper-streamlined set of really simple leather suede boots. They come in a few forms (chukka, classic, desert) and could be well suited for casual LA wearing as they could be on trips to other cities. Harrington’s boots are black and grey versions of his previously released boot. The black and grey lend a welcome sophistication to the previous design, which does seem well suited for desert wandering in shorts while these new pairs are near formal. The other boots–The Dom, in particular–is a very rich Cognac leather shoe that looks as comfortable as it does Winter ready. You can also see it modeled by Origami Vinyl’s Neil Schield.