Mr. Mark McNairy knows a little bit about footwear. No news there. But, did you know that he’s also got a way with words? With Spring in swing, and to celebrate the arrival of McNairy’s latest New Amsterdam creations at Barneys, we thought it best to have the man himself share a few thoughts about each new model. McNairy offers style tips and off-the-cuff responses that will have you prepared for any sartorial situation.

McNairy on McNairy after the jump.

Stone Suede Longwing: “Take care to not drop chili on them.”

Loden Longwing with Yellow Sole: “Do it, don’t be a coward.”

Navy Suede with White Saddle: “Throw away your navy Jack Purcells and wear these instead.”

White Buck with Blue Sole: “Wear with your Cremieux seersucker suit you bought at J. Press. Not.”

Navy Suede Brogue Boot: “No explanation needed. These are fuckin’ awesome, if I do say so myself.”

Brown Leather Chukka: “Totally unlined and squishable. Keep a spare pair in your back pockets.”

Brown Suede Albert Slipper: “Let him out before he suffocates.”

Grey Buck: “Eek-a-mouse!”

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