After walking around NYC for the past four days it has occurred to me that sometimes you need to ditch your hardbottoms for something a little more jaunt friendly. There's nothing wrong with a good pair of sneakers either, but after seeing some dudes killing it in espadrilles I figured I'd take a stab and pick up a pair. If anyone else is looking for a new pair of espadrilles your options are pretty deep to say the least. For those of you who happen to be straight up ballers you can head over to Stubbs & Wootton to pick up a pair of their $200 joints that come in camo, madras, linen, etc. The price tag is astronomical on a shoe you can get on any NYC street corner, but the fabric, construction and vamp styling (like that of a formal slipper) may just be the thing you are looking to pair with your Finamore seersucker shirts. Some other options, in varying price ranges and styles, are available here and here. Since this is a relatively new style move by yours truly (I've never messed with TOMS or anything like that) I went with the $14 navy joints at Urban Outfitters as a test run. For other first timers I recommend sticking with solid, wearable colors because once you start veering into Glenn O'Brien territory all bets are off - no kit is sacred. It's difficult to figure out where some of these are made and an "imported" tag is most likely all you're going to turn up. That could mean south of the border or Asia, so cross your fingers that they're made by the same folks who wear 'em to work. I can see these looking real crispy with a freshly creased pair of chinos with no break and a Hanes white tee. So who's buying those cruise tickets?