Oliberte & Designer Mark McNairy Collaborate on Men’s Shoes

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Oliberté, known for its footwear collection made in Ethiopia, is sharing the design stage this fall with footwear and apparel designer Mark McNairy.

In mid-August, the Mark McNairy Made in Africa by Oliberté collection will debut online at Oliberte.com. The series of three men’s styles, retailing from $175 to $195, feature comfortable stitch-down constructions and are interpreted in rugged suede.

In an exclusive interview with FN in June, McNairy, who also markets his own shoe collection under the Mark McNairy New Amsterdam label, talked about his classic approach to style. “Everything I do is a version of a classic,” he said. “I see myself as more of a maker than a designer, taking classic things I love and tweaking them.”

Also for fall, Oliberté is launching the Highlander series for men made of durable camel leather. According to the brand’s founder, Tal Dehtiar, the factory’s locale in Ethiopia served as…

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