Established in 2002, Japanese footwear brand Buddy offers a wide range of simple, practical and high quality products. The Bull Terrier shoes in particular are constructed of leather uppers, leather lining and finished with a 100% natural sole unit.
Briefly checked out the Vans Concept store at the Galeries in Sydney while I was in the city a few days ago. Saw these shoes on display and thought they were pretty sweet and swagalicious. They were only recently released this month and I haven’t been able to find them available at any other local shoe store online. If you’re interested in these shoes, you’ll have a good chance of finding them at your nearest Vans store. I will update this post once I manage to find an online store that stocks these shoes.
I also wasn’t able to note down the price on these shoes (silly me), so you’ll have to pop by the store for that too.
In-store photos (Vans Concept Store, Galeries Sydney):
ASOS Derby Shoes in Smooth Leather – Burgundy
Ikon London Leather Brogues
Ikon London Lace Up Shoes
ASOS Derby Shoes In High-Shine Patent Leather – Burgundy
ASOS Derby Shoes In High-Shine Patent Leather – Black
Sebago Horween Docksides Boat Shoes
Transit Clothing is an Australian clothing store based in Perth, WA, which stocks both Australian and international brands. They began supplying casual clothing, footwear, and accessories to the people of Perth back in 2005. Visit Transit Clothing’s Facebook page.
Free shipping is available on orders over $75.00. Once you visit the Transit Clothing website, you’ll most likely see a popup which invites you to join their mailing list with the incentive of a 15% discount code that you can use on their site.
Using the 15% code that I received in my inbox, I was able to bring the price of these shoes down to $144.46 (-$25.49)
This is the best deal I’ve found on these shoes (with the help of a bit of googling). Sizes from 8-13 are still available at Transit Clothing and it’s sold out or unavailable everywhere else.
These are an awesome pair of shoes and they definitely look much better in person. If you’re feeling the navy/burgundy colourway, cop these shoes while sizes are available. I’ve been having trouble trying to find these shoes locally and I’m glad they’re still available somewhere, somehow. They were available at END Clothing (UK based online store) a while back but, from what I remember, it totaled to around $180-$190+ including shipping because of the exchange rate. No thanks, Jeff.
For a better look at the shoes, here’s an “on feet” video I found on YouTube:
Adidas Stan Smith’s are a very versatile pair of shoes that will work with almost anything. For some ideas and inspiration, I’ve compiled a list of 8 styles of pants that will look great with your Stan Smith’s.
1) Brown chinos
ASOS Brown Skinny Chino – $39.00
ASOS Brown Slim Chino –
2) Navy chinos
ASOS Tapered Navy Chino – $39.00
ASOS Skinny Navy Chino – $39.00
3) Cropped pants
ASOS Skinny Fit Smart Trousers in Cotton Sateen –
4) Light wash denim jeans
Neuw Iggy Jean Stone Tear at General Pants Co. –
Wrangler Strangler Jean Rarities in Blue at General Pants Co. –
For those who are interested in getting a pair of Adidas Stan Smith’s, here is a side-by-side comparison showcasing the padded (US) and stitched tongue (UK) versions of the shoe. Admittedly, I personally wasn’t aware there were two versions of the shoe at first. Me and my sister both ordered a pair of Stan Smith’s a while back. She bought hers from Urban Outfitters ($75 USD) and I bought mine from ASOS (brought it down from $120 to $108 AUD using a student discount code from UNiDAYS). Basically I ended up ordering the version with the stitched tongue (as shown on the right in the picture below) and she ended up ordering the version with the padded tongue (as shown on the left in the picture below).
You may already be aware that there are two versions but this post is for the benefit of those who aren’t in the know. Below are some pictures with both versions side by side so you can make your own comparisons and decide which one you fancy.
The Stan Smith logo on the back of the shoe with the padded tongue (left) is of a darker, richer green and the material isn’t of the same quality as the shoe with the stitched tongue (leather)