The New Icons: SWIMS Galoshes

There are certain items I feel every man should own in their wardrobe. As such I have started a new section to this site aptly called The New Icons to examine and share classic designs that should be a part of every modern man’s closet.

The SWIMS Galosh

SWIMS the brand is now known for many different styles of fashion forward shoes that are waterproof or water resistant (and they have even added in great rain gear and swim as of late). But it all started with the lowly galoshes. Now galoshes are nothing new; they have been around for decades upon decades. They are what your dad (and probably his dad before him) wore to keep their pristine leather shoes (brogues not oxfords lol) clean and dry. But Before SWIMS entered this category, they were boring rubber over-shoes. They were generic in colour and bland in style. All this changed when SWIMS re-invented galoshes with great colours (and even great prints).  I am pretty sure they even influenced Prada to launch their collection that featured rubber dipped/covered leather shoes. But it all started with SWIMS.


Psst opt for them in a great colour like blue, or orange, or yellow not boring black.


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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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