Now on to SHOES. Trippen is a German shoe company that crafts their footwear in a small factory on the outskirts of Berlin and chooses not to advertise (probably why I've never heard of them until recently). These fall more on the practical end of the spectrum, in that you likely won't fall down your front steps (hopefully) the first time you put these on.
The shoes, designed by Michael Oehler & Angelika Spieth, are made from naturally tanned leather. I think I flipped through every pair on the site (and there's a lot), because they are all so interesting to look at. If black is not your thing, they offer a selection of other colored leather your pair can be made in, like wine, pink, and gray. Trippen shoes, understandably, are very popular in Japan, where there are several outposts, but you can find them at a lot of other retailers as well (see their site). I found a Canadian shop that has some on sale and Joan Shepp in Philly carries the brand.