Smelling Notes: We Took a Whiff of This Season’s Finest Dad Shoes

Photography Ilya Lipkin
Stylist Dogukan Nesanir

Published April 24, 2019

Hans wears underwear by Calvin Klein Underwear. Jeans by Carhartt Wip. Sneakers by Asics. Socks stylist’s own.

The dad shoe isn’t a trend — it’s the skinny jean of our generation. Our in-house sneaker sommelier uncorks half a dozen of this season’s finest dad shoes and takes a whiff. Salute!



Smelling notes: “Bright and citrusy with a hint of pine from an afternoon forest hike.”


CHLOÉ, $730

Smelling notes: “Vanilla and cherry, caramel finish.”



Smelling notes: “Floral bouquet with latex undertones. Not for beginners.”


MSGM, $650

Smelling notes: “Fresh-cut grass, rounded out by a hint of lemon.”


REEBOK, $160

Smelling notes: “Robust blueberry tones, with a supple body.”



Smelling notes: “I don’t know. Smells like a shoe.”


Model: Hans Reichow at RAD Model Management.
Hair: Christian Fritzenwanker at Sisley-Paris Germany
Casting: Ilya Lipkin
Photography Assistant: Jakob Müller-Meernach
Fashion Assistants: Denise Rottmann, Natalia Farnaus, Alena Wiegmann