Brave GentleMan x Novacas AW12/13

The most recent installment of the Brave GentleMan x Novacas collaboration has arrived from Portugal. As always, the shoes are designed in New York City, crafted in Portugal with fine Italian microfibers. Check out all the new styles here:

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The Expert: NOVACAS for Brave GentleMan

 

My collaboration with NOVACS has hit a patch of warm weather. Coming soon, The Expert is a handsome, two-tone-tan saddle shoe made in Portugal under fair labor conditions in fine Italian microfiber. As part of the ongoing collaboration: NOVACAS for Brave GentleMan, this is the exclusive Summer 2012 shoe. It’s a classic men’s style that you can dress up with your seersucker suit, or get down with no socks at a summer barbecue. In any scenario, you’ll look like you know exactly what you’re doing in the Expert.

These limited edition summer shoes are durable, water-resistant, they break-in wonderfully, they are suitable for vegans, and the uppers are made with a biodegradable PU microfiber which rivals leather like no other. Handsome inside and out! These will be available are various locations and can be pre-ordered online at BraveGentleMan.com

If you’re curious as to why we’d never use animal-based leather, check out our post “We Will Leather Forget” & “Leather Jacket: The Rebel Icon That Lost Its Gall“.

M:Zero, Shoe Hero & Walk

• When I originally blogged about M:Zero’s debut at the Kaight Pop-Up Shop for Melissa Plastic Dreams, I was stoked about the recycled, injection-molded and recyclable shoes. Now that I see them in all these rad colors and textures, I am a happy, vegan, fashionisto. The brown flocked kicks need to be on my feet – and for only about $70 US, they’re affordable to boot!

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• Now that you have some new shoes to show off - sign up for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals! The celebrity trainer, host of Biggest Loser and vegan discerning brute himself Bob Harper is the official spokesman for the walk this year. *Check back soon for my video interview with Bob that I did for Farm Sanctuary!

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Step Right Up, In Novacas.

I’m pretty excited about the Autumn-2010 collection of men’s shoes from Novacas. From the tan, sleek soles and the gray, brown, and black uppers in classic, handsome styles to edgy details like an asymmetrical opening on the Emmett, to the fold-down throat on the Milo, these shoes and boots showcase a welcomed shrewdness from Novacas. The profiles are trim and elegant, and I also really enjoy the contrast of the high-polish toe on the gray Milo against the rest of the matte upper. The best part about a well-made men’s shoe is that it looks good with anything: shorts, jeans, slacks, a suit.

Novacas’ shoes are 80% biodegradable (on their way to being 100%), totally vegan, and made under fair conditions in European factories. To top it off, sister designers Erica and Sara Kuberski own MooShoes, NYC’s only 100% ethical shoe store.

Fluevog Fancy Feet, Our Hen House, and TV Stars go Veg

• My new spring shoes are these killer, plaid, vegan oxfords from John Fluevog! How cool are these? They’re perfect with khaki shorts, jeans, or black trousers. From a punk rock club to wall street, you can mismatch them with other patters, or let these kicks stand alone as the centerpiece of your outfit. The best thing of all is that help you tread more light since they’re free of leather, one of the nastiest sources of pollution and global warming.  $179

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• I was recently interviewed on the podcast “Our Hen House, Episode 9where I discussed The Cave Man Diet, Mainstream Manliness, and other interesting tidbits with fabulous hosts and activists Jasmin and Mariann. If you aren’t subscribed to this podcast that discusses all kinds of ideas on how individuals can make change for animals, you should SUBCRIBE.

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• American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, went vegan and has lost over 100 lbs already! One of his favorite restaurants is Soul Veg in Atlanta. Ruben explained his weight-loss on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, saying, ”I went to vegetarianism about a year-and-a-half ago, and then about 6 months ago I started being completely vegan.” Read the full article on Ecorazzi and his interview with Peta.

http://patrickhiller.com/images/blog/bob-harper-3.jpg• According to VegetarianStar.com, Biggest Loser host and trainer, Bob Harper is almost 100% vegan, and has challenged his twitter followers to go vegan, too!

When his cholesterol dropped 100 points after going veg, he couldn’t help but send out tweets like this: “Your Challenge today is to go the next 24 hours, starting now eliminating ALL animal products. Good for your heart AND the environment!!”

“I’m a HUGE fan of Gardein!!”

“I love this day..getting together with a couple of close friends and I’m preparing a VEGAN FEAST..hope they like it!!”

Follow Bob on Twitter, too.