Paul Evans has taken a unique approach in defining their design, looking to the lore of screen and stage and making somewhat distant memories (especially for those in my age group) accessible to the modern gentleman. This is a reiteration of class. The debut line features icons of eras passed that inspire and inform both craftsmanship and color. When you think of the quintessential gentleman, he tends to exhibit a healthy dichotomy: bold yet tactful, opinionated yet reserved, courageous yet coiffed. With a framework based off the shoe last for John Lobb, Paul Evans provides superior quality at a manageable mark-up for those looking to build an impressive and cost effective collection.
The Grant, in particular, filled a gap in my personal wardrobe: a distinguished yet simple shoe, with a deep burnished brown tone and subtle accents. A sleek design, that offers both form and function, it is perfect for the season and a welcome reprieve from the basic black cap toe. The Grant provides much needed versatility and a pinch of flair, much like its namesake. Part of my selection process was my identification with the muse behind the shoe. Each were men of style and poise but they differed in presentation and personality.
The shoes retain a great degree of luster and are easily maintained. Whenever necessary, but especially when not, I buffed them against the back of my pant leg for even more of a shine.
Most importantly, they are extremely comfortable. True to size, possessing the perfect ratio of security and space, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in them, which can’t be said of many men’s shoes. That should be a resounding quality with every man in search of a signature shoe, one that they can stake their claim on and put their confidence in. Having only been in operation since August of this year, Paul Evans is still very new in the luxury footwear arena. But with 9 more styles already in the works, they are aiming to make a big splash. It seems very promising.
You can take my word for it.
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