Slip-Ons with (Surprising) Street Cred

meet Mordechai Rubinstein, creator of the street-style blog Mister Mort and chronicler of the unconventional style choices of everyday guys, like the Birkenstock Boston®.
Mordechai, photographed in SoHo wears a pair of Birkenstock for J.Crew Boston clogs.

You seem to be a big fan of the Birkenstock Boston both for yourself and for guys on the blog. What’s the draw?
It’s what my friends and I wear after surfing, when you want to slip into something that could take you through the rest of your day.

How do you wear your Bostons?
I usually wear them with vintage military chinos or BDUs (Battle Dress Uniform; cargo pants), something with a roomier leg that I can roll up if I want to. I’ve been seeing other guys wearing them with slim sweatpants and cropped, cutoff denim though.
What’s the best way you’ve seen Bostons worn on the street?
A while ago, I saw someone wearing a pair with a really classic wide-striped flannel suit and a big hat in the middle of winter. The whole thing looked very cool and surprising. That’s kind of what started it for me.

Recommendations on when to pull them out?
Really anywhere except your wedding. I treat mine like I imagine other guys treat their leather loafers: the shoes you naturally go to when you’re on your way out the door.

Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop the Birkenstock® for J.Crew for Boston Clogs, click here.

Discovered: The Modern Monogram
we have to admit, we’re pretty excited to share the launch of Discovered—a collection of items that we’ve come across over the years, through word of mouth or trips across the world, and the stories behind them. first up, a closer look at the modern monogram through the eyes of four venerable—and stylish—experts in our latest film, “The Secret Language of Monogramming.”
Photography by Shawn Brackbill and Bryan Derballa.

Take cues from our experts and put your own monogram in writing here. (You can monogram shirts, sweaters, ties, pocket squares, iPhone cases and more.) For more on our assortment of Discovered items for men, women and kids, click here.

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