Your feet walking on handcrafted footwear enjoy the sensation of cloud-like feel with the added luxury of distinguishing your appearance. We encourage men to value the proper shoe as the essential foundation for any outfit. Fathers often teach their sons the importance of owning a quality pair and it’s a lesson we’ll never forget. For those of us who took this advice to heart and search for something more, look no further.
One iconic name stands tall in the world of men’s shoes and that is Donald J. Pliner. If you’ve never heard of Donald Pliner, ask your wife. The talented designer originally began with women’s fashion and crossed over into men’s footwear in 1998. He crafts every shoe in expression of his motto: “When the feet are uncomfortable, so is the mind, so is the body, so is the soul.” The Footwear Hall of Fame inducted Donald J Pliner in 2004. Thanks to incorporating the revolutionary air touch system invented in Italy, Donald Pliner’s footwear combines the sleek, refined look of a dress shoe and the feel of stay-at-home comfort. Edward Baumann Clothier’s recommends one pair that embodies every aspect of the Donald J. Pliner creed, the Rex.
The Donald Pliner Rex proudly steps forward as one incredible shoe. The material may seem like leather at first glance but we ask you to look again. The exterior of the shoe is actually crafted from quality microfiber. Microfiber brings many desirable attributes, durability for example. The Rex is one tough customer who refuses to scuff when brushing against rough surfaces. For the traveler frequently on the move, wearing a handmade shoe may seem like a liability. We assure you the Rex is more than capable of keeping up. Before you break out the shine brush and leather lotion, we must inform you the Rex frowns upon any sort of grooming. The guarantee from this shoe handmade in the mountains of Italy promises you will never need to polish it. Besides durability, you want to look and feel good. The Rex comes in the colors of black or espresso with the option to choose from a smooth or grain texture. The Rex’s design is perfect for a handsome casual look. Edward Baumann Clothiers encourages you to try this pair on with a pair of our custom jeans. Normally, the rule for slip-ons mandates to pair them with a sport coat, this shoe one-ups the competition and miraculously looks great with a suit for casual business. This Rex is the closest you’ll ever find as a ‘one size fit all’ for every occasion and we highly recommend the Donald J. Pliner Rex. We guarantee within sixty days of owning a Rex, you’ll return to collect another pair.