The '90s indie rock band Pavement dedicated a charming B-side ("Kris Kraft") to the brand: "I miss my trusty Chris-Craft/That itsy-bitsy skiff/With topsiders
and chinos/ Freshly pressed and stiff.
They also had a selection of loafers, driving shoes and topsiders
, which I happen to think every little boy should have in their wardrobe.
He'd clung to it when its ugliness was caught in the crosshairs of Zoe's redecorating plans, as he clung to the scuffed, misshapen Topsiders
he wore today, bought on their long-ago family sailing trip to Annapolis and perfectly moulded to his peculiar feet.
One place to start, perhaps, is the reliable stereotype from American popular culture: a WASP, probably of old-line stock, probably from America's northeast, resplendent in topsiders
and blue blazers, with second homes on Martha's Vineyard or the Hamptons, perhaps speaking in a Boston Brahmin accent.
The 36-42 retail building is located on the "fifty yard line" on Main Street, with neighbors including Banana Republic, Pottery Bam, Starbucks, Benefit, Sperry Topsiders
, Intermix, L'Occitane, Theory, Bluemercury, Calypso and others.
It doesn't take a pair of worn Topsiders
or calloused hands to give us away.
Men's dressy wear included formal suits, loafers, short-sleeve dress suits, sport coats and dress pants, long-sleeve dress shirts, leather-sole dress shoes, sweaters, suede shoes with laces, boat shoes or topsiders
, ties, slacks, and turtlenecks.
He had on the same shoes he wore every day to school, scuffed topsiders
that would be awkward for dancing.
His wife Dee Ocleppo added: "I can definitely see her in some topsiders
Bill was wearing khaki pants, a cashmere sweater with the words National Review stitched into the upper let side, Sperry topsiders
, and an old Greek-style light-blue sailing cap.
"I've seen hooks in calves, big toes, especially when wahoo fishing; I won't let anyone fish on my boat barefoot.
Blazer by Zara, Shirt by Polo Rugby, Shorts by JCrew, Shoes by Sperry Topsiders
, Watch by Timex