Footwear

Men’s Guide To Shoes/Footwear – Pick One For Every Occasion

When it comes to shoes a lot has been said but designer Hardy Amies has summed it up beautifully in one line, he remarked – “It is impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.”

Shoes are arguably the most important investment a man can make in his closet. We’re here to make sure you invest in the right shoes. The right pair of shoes worn with your outfit can elevate your fashion score to another level. While this may seem daunting at first, this is where we come to your rescue. We have made a list of shoe types that should be a part of every man’s wardrobe.

Loafers
This is one of the most preferred styles when choosing shoes that are well suited for almost all casual events. Finding its origins in the Scandinavian region, loafers are easier to style and look great. Known for it’s simplicity and classic design, Loafers are head and shoulders above the competition.
The most popular loafer styles are penny loafers and tassel loafers with each style giving a different dimension to your outfits. Usually made from leather and suede, these loafers when paired rightly with your everyday outfits will give you an elegant look when you step out. Its versatility and classic style makes the loafer a must have in your wardrobe.

 

Loafers

                    Loafers

Dress Shoes

Dress shoes should be a staple part of every man’s wardrobe. No matter how comfortable you are in casual footwear, you will need to dress formally in a suit at some point or another and a dress shoe will come to your rescue then. Oxfords and Brogues are the most popular lace up dress shoe styles. Made from leather and patent leather usually, dress shoes will enhance your outfit even more. A pair of black oxfords are a must have and are versatile enough to be worn to most formal events. When wearing a blue or grey suit, choose dress shoes that are in shades of brown or tan since they are the classic choices.

Dress Shoes

                              Dress Shoes

Slip Ons
Commonly confused with loafers, slip ons are shoes meant strictly for casual outings only. Slip ons are every man’s best friend. Usually made from canvas with a rubber sole. These shoes are one of the most comfortable types of shoes out there. Slip ons can be worn for any casual outing ranging from – a visit to the mall or even a day at the movies. Slip ons go perfectly well with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt to give you the casual look. Just pick the right pair to wear and you’re on your way!

Slip Ons

                                 Slip Ons

Rain Boots
Every year the monsoon brings the rain, the smell of fresh grass and with it comes the age old conversation of boots for men. While women have adopted this trend with ease, men have struggled to find the right style of rain boots to pull off. Contrary to popular belief, Rain boots now come in various styles to ensure that you don’t damage your perfectly good pair of sneakers and leather shoes just because you aren’t sure what footwear to wear when it pours. With a sturdy sole, rain boots ensure that the risk of slipping in the rains is minimum. This makes the rain boot a must have in every man’s wardrobe.

 

Rain Boots

                                Rain Boots

Boat Shoes

With very peculiar and unmissable features, boat shoes are the latest fashion trend and this is surely one trend we can get behind. Don’t let the name mislead you, boat shoes aren’t just limited to boating activities. With a sneaker-like fit coupled with its classy sophisticated styling, boat shoes make the perfect shoes for the warmer seasons.

An array of colors and styles to choose between, choosing the right pair can be a challenging task to say the least. Which is why, when it comes to choosing boat shoes, choose a pair that fits you well and complements your style. The boat shoe is meant for warmer months and must be packed away during the rains. Avoid wearing socks as much as possible as they will kill the vibe of the shoe, If you must, a pair of shoe liners should do the trick. Pair them with chinos and a casual shirt to create the perfect ensemble for your next brunch date.

Boat Shoes

                               Boat Shoes

When it comes to fashion there are no set rules and only guidelines, so feel free to create a style best suited for your needs. And remember, while selecting the right shoe is important,  taking good care of your shoes and storing them correctly is also equally important. So go out there and get those happy feet moving!

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Pick your perfect monsoon style – Men’s Essential guide

With the onset of the monsoon, fashion usually takes a backseat & rightly so, with the primary motive being to protect yourself from the rain. But, what if we tell you, being fashionable in the monsoon isn’t as difficult as you think it is. What if you could stay stylish without taking the risk of getting drenched in the rain. Scroll down for our tips to make sure that you get the perfect monsoon style.

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Shirts & T-shirt
Selecting the right fabric to tackle the rains is of utmost importance. Natural fabrics like cotton are the way to go since they dry faster and remain odour free. Avoid fabrics that bleed colours.
When it comes to selecting shirts for the monsoons, half-sleeved shirts are your best bet. If you can’t do without your full sleeved shirts, you could always roll up your sleeves. Check out our last blog for the perfect sleeve roll to give you a contemporary look this season.
This dull weather is the best time to lock away your darker colours and switch to pastels and light hues.
For an informal occasion or outing, a colorful printed t-shirt paired with the right trousers/shorts can go a long way. If printed t-shirts aren’t your style, sticking to plain t-shirts in light colours and shades is a safe bet.

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Shorts/Trousers
Opt for shorts made from cotton, a versatile material with a wide variety of colours and prints to select from which will give you a fashionable look for your casual outings. Cropped pants could be preferred for a more formal setting. Trousers made from lightweight, quick-dry fabrics should be on top of your list to tackle the rains. These will help elevate your look to another level while ensuring you stay cool and dry. Stay away from denims as they don’t dry quickly and become heavy when they get wet.

 

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Jackets
A jacket is a must-have in each man’s wardrobe. For the monsoon, a waterproof jacket with a hood should be preferred as they can help you keep the umbrella safely locked away.
Avoid jackets without a hood no matter how good they look, your head and hair will eventually get wet in the rain. Don’t be afraid to add a dash of colour while selecting your jacket to add a bit of vibrancy and style to your look.

 

 

Umbrella
If a jacket isn’t your thing, then you have no other option but to go for an umbrella. Umbrellas today aren’t only about protecting you from the rain, they can also be a style statement. With a range of bright colours and designs to choose from, an umbrella can complete your ensemble.

 

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Shoes
The monsoon calls for your leather and suede shoes to be packed up and locked away in the cupboard. While wearing fashionable footwear is always important, selecting footwear with the right sole is of utmost importance. Soles made of rubber are durable and reduce the risk of slipping to a minimum. Wellingtons (Gumboots) and Floaters are tried and tested choices for the season.

 

So, these are a few ways to make sure you are ready to face the dull weather in the most practical, yet fashionable way possible. Feel free to add your own style to your outfit and let us know on our Facebook page.

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