Not unlike most polarizing characters, Mark McNairy is an acquired taste. You either love him or hate him. Naturally, his fashion designs elicit a similar response. The former J.Press creative director launched Mark McNairy New Amsterdam in 2008 and has been unapologetically infusing streetwear into menswear ever since.
Most of his creations embody a severe twist on preppy staples—white bucks with go-to-hell green soles, gingham button down shirts with "NEW YORK" emblazoned across the chest, camouflage print suede longwings. The majority of his offerings are not for me; however, these crazy saddle shoes I love—quirky, but still with a traditional silhouette. Each panel is a different, yet subtle, shade of brown leather and suede. McNairy's kicks are crafted by Sanders, located in Northampton, England. I've been lacing these up for the last three months—they go with everything, while keeping the "crazy" below the ankles.