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Thursday, April 17, 2014

MB Endorses: TST Sneakers

MB Endorses: TST Sneakers
When we did our 10 Sneakers for S/S 2010 feature this spring, we had no idea we'd end up discovering our all-time favorite sneaker: TST. Hand-sketched by Japanese designer Seishi Tanaka, then hand-detailed in construction, these are an obscure, more stylish alternative to Chuck, Stan, Jack, and Rod. The human element -- along with the unique and super-comfortable three-piece sole construction -- gives these shoes an organic feel and degree of wabi-sabi, which is essentially Japanese for artful dishevelment.

You can buy them online at YOOX and Six Whiting Street. They fit slightly small to size, so add one.

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  • 3 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth, preferably preferably Dolin
  • 3 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged bitters

Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a pearl onion.


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