Gents are assured of the perfect fit at this online shoe store

According to the Urban Dictionary there ‘is no bigger compliment than being called “canny.”’ This definition is perfectly in line with any man who chooses to purchase his shoes from the new online boutique developed by the founders of sartorial footwear retailer Beggar Man Thief.

Unique online store The Canny Man is unlike other Australian shoe retailers in cyberspace. The male focused boutique sells only premium national and international brands, with bragging rights to luxe sport collaborations by Alexander McQueen for Puma and Ransom for Adidas and handmade British shoes by Loake and Grenson.

Although the brands are luxe, the prices are less. Being canny is to be shrewd, this is an advantage for the buyer as the purchase points on The Canny Man are competitive with other online sites and retail stores.

In addition to being able to name-drop some of the shoe world's most schmicko brands, The Canny Man has delivered the ultimate game changer and worked out the USA sizing to all their shoes. As this is the most widely used size in Australia, it means less confusion for you about what size your British brogue or Equadorian espadrille (okay, they might not stock those) will translate as. If you're still a bit iffy about ordering shoes without trying them on, just use the online form to tell the team the make and size of your comfiest shoe right now, and they'll figure it out for you. Thus far this customised fit service has meant no customer has returned shoes because they have been the wrong size.

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First published on 12 Jun 2013. Updated on 25 Jun 2013.

By Bridie McAlister   |  

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