The Naval, The Generic Man‘s first shoe and a staple of its collections since, is the embodiment of the label’s philosophy. Effortless and versatile, with elegant, clean lines and uncompromising quality, the Naval is reintroduced season after season in quiet iterations. For Fall/Winter 2012, the model is updated in autumnal materials and colors — warm cognac suede, charcoal nubuck, and pebbled black leather — providing seasonal, easy-to-wear options for a variety of occasions. The simplest products often provide the best canvases for individualism and The Generic Man, with its eschewing of flashy logos or design gimmicks, offers that once more in the Naval. The shoes in their three colorways are available for purchase now in stores and online from Saks Fifth Avenue.