Two excellent Japanese labels join forces to create a pair of shoes that are quite simply perfect. Was that too much? It’s just that I’ve spent a lot of time staring at them and I’ve yet to discover anything I don’t like. Regal, who reached their peak during Japan’s Ivy boom in the 60s, have been quite heavily involved in the collaboration game of late; Mt Rainier, Nonnative, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers…This however has to be their winning moment. Glad Hand, a label which is slowly introducing itself to non-Japanese consumers, is best known for its excellent white cotton t-shirts and superb branding. Here they introduce several colourways in the classic Saddle Shoe. Sturdily built, just as they should be, this all black version is an absolute winner.
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