Sole Man: Carl Hagelin

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Every Shoe Library needs a Sole Man.  To celebrate our new Men’s Shoe Library, we’ve asked a few gentlemen of New York to take our soles for a spin.  We’ll be meeting with one of them each week.

This week we met with Carl Hagelin, a Swedish professional ice hockey player for the New York Rangers.  Today we caught up with Carl to see how he dresses up his new kicks and learn about his NYC style!

5th/58th: Have you worn designer shoes or Duckie Brown before?
Carl Hagelin: I have never worn Florsheim by Duckie Brown shoes before but I was instantly pleased with how stylish & comfortable they are. Dress shoes make up an ample amount of my shoe wardrobe though, as we wear a lot of tailoring when traveling for games.

5th/58th: What shoes are you usually wearing off the rink?
CH: I have a pair of beige Sandro desert boots that I wear a lot because they are stylish, warm and they pair nicely with a lot of varying looks. I also wear a lot of runners (sneakers) off the rink — especially when I have people in from Sweden visiting & there is a lot of walking involved.

*click through the album on the right to see more images of Carl*

5th/58th: Is there a NY Rangers style among you and your teammates?
CH: I don’t know if there is a certain style among all the players — it really varies from guy to guy & where they are from & grew up. Henrik [Lundqvist] is obviously the best dressed guy on the team. I would say he’s one of a few players that actually care about what he’s wearing & it shows.

5th/58th: How has your style evolved since being in NYC?
CH: I’m starting to pay better attention to what I wear, as the shopping in NYC is insane. Really in to brands like J. Lindeberg, Hugo Boss & Burberry right now. And I went to my first fashion show this last season, Joseph Abboud, which was great — a lot of color, which I like.

5th/58th: How does your style differ from when you’re home in Sweden versus when you’re living in NY?
CH: When I am back home in Sweden I tend to dress more European, meaning in fit, as the general rule in style there is to tailor more lean & tight. In the US, I tend to dress more comfortably or in roomier fits — especially in the colder seasons.Then in the summer, especially in Sweden, I tend to experiment more with color to lighten the mood.

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