Sometimes the best piece in your closet is the one you had to work hardest for. After GQ commerce writer Gerald Ortiz spotted these French gardening clogs from Plasticana on Instagram, he became so obsessed that he tracked down the only store in America that carried them. “I trekked over an hour to get them in person rather than wait for shipping,” Gerald says. “I was just happy they were even in the same city.”
Gerald’s cross-Brooklyn journey was totally worth it: not only are his new clogs as comfortable as it gets, but the speckled hemp plastic outers bring just the right amount of kooky funk to all his fits. “They’re pretty affordable, the ideal amount of weird, and, somehow, pair well with all my pants.” And, given Gerald’s rather unusual, highly specific footwear rotation, they’re sure to get plenty of wear this summer. “These days, I’m either in cowboy boots or clogs.” Yee-haw.
Tempted to slide into a pair yourself and can’t make the trip to Brooklyn? You can order the clogs online from Salter House for just $62. (And if you’re in the mood for more breezy footwear, good news: the mens mule is taking over this summer.) For a better look at Gerald’s prized slip-ons—and for further installments of #StaffStyle—hit up @GQ on Instagram.
Plasticana “Gardana” clog