Archive for October 29th, 2013


BD favorite Frank & Oak recently announced the launch of their first footwear collection with Little Burgundy, a division of the ALDO Group. Entitled “The Traveler” Collection, items include footwear, canvas bags and accessories for the modern man on the go. Both Montreal-native brands with Global outlooks, Frank & Oak paired with Little Burgandy for their unparalleled footwear and accessories expertise. Combined with Frank & Oak’s keen understanding of modern men’s apparel and the online market, “the partnership instantly felt natural” said Douglas Bensadoun, Creative Director and VP of Marketing at the ALDO Group. “The essence of the collaboration, beyond that of creating great product, was leveraging each other’s strengths. Our shared perspective and distinct expertise set the stage for a unique and on-trend collection.”

The collection takes a modern approach to timeless silhouettes that effortlessly transitions from outdoor adventure to night on the town. The vintage-inspired derby shoes ($130), authentic brogues ($140), and no-fuss chukka sneakers ($130) boast the finest Portuguese suedes and lightweight construction soles for “looks that fall somewhere between refined and casual.” Ethan Song, Frank & Oak Creative Director and co-founder noted.

For a polished twist on functional carryalls, the heavy canvas backpacks ($95), briefcases ($125), and laptop cases ($45) come complete with fine leather detailing and hidden utility pockets. “They’re the perfect choices for the man on the move who needs to pack light, but refuses to sacrifice on style along the way,” said Douglas Bensadoun. The Traveler wouldn’t be complete without a few extra accessories for the journey ahead like a trendy beanie ($24), rugged wool gloves ($28) and an enamel steel mug to boot ($14). The capsule collection launched October 24, online at

It’s great to see Frank & Oak expanding into new territory. Each season they just seem to get better and better, never sacrificing quality and keeping their costs affordable. Now the only question is do I spring for the navy brogues or the red derbys?



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