Novacas x Brave Gentleman


This is probably old news for a lot of you, but I couldn’t let this one go by.  It looks like Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute is starting his own online shop called Brave Gentleman.  It is a high-fashion site, selling everything from clothes to accessories to beauty products.  All products are certified by Mr. Katcher to be cruelty-free, and sustainably produced in fair labor conditions.

Of course, there are shoes!  Novacas is the manufacturer of this first collaboration, featuring “thicker, tougher, and eco-superior faux-leather and faux-suede, made fairly in Portugal, and cruelty-free – this capsule collection is tailored, cool, and inspired by workers, masterminds, and defenders.”

Say what you will about the styles,  but you have to give credit where it’s due.  These shoes look like they are super high quality, and obviously a lot of thought has been put in to designing them.  The price is a little steep – $230 to $300, but if you pre-order online before June 30, you can save $20.  Also available is an Olsen Haus oxford shoe called Time Traveler.

Check it out the shoes  at Brave Gentleman!

Worker Brown
Time Traveler



7 thoughts on “Novacas x Brave Gentleman”

  1. I bought the worker boot in black, as I got to see them in person at a conference, and try them on because the sample size fit. I just want to say: the shoes are more beautiful in person than they are in photographs; and also, the vegan leather is MUCH more substantial than what Novacas typically uses (and I think the Novacas leather is OK). Anyway, yes, they are very expensive, but they are very nice. If you can afford them, I think they are a worthy investment.

  2. Hi Henry,

    From what I understand, other than the ones people pre-order, they aren’t really being produced. Only a few extra pair it seems. So if you don’t pre-order, they won’t be for sale. [I wouldn’t have ordered them myself had I not seen them in person, so this is a shame].

  3. Yes! They do look exactly the same. But hey, I guess that’s the price you pay for better materials, fair trade, environmentally sound manufacturing. We pay the price one way of the other, but it depends I guess on what your priorities are (and the state of your bank account!)

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