It's a little hard to explain, but we'll give it a go. For spring, New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo, who's usually influenced by his Cuban heritage, drew inspiration from classic Americana—particularly New England—to create his Made in Maine men's shoes. They actually are made in Maine, handcrafted in a small factory, and they are reminiscent of a retro-coastal style, but they also hark back to 80s goth. Penny loafers and boat shoes in black, brown and bright fluoro shades are given thick creeper soles, like a Cure concert on a ship. Should you get a little seasick from all the references, just think Siouxsie and the Preppies.
$485 - $575 at Alejandroingelmo.com