Slip-on Shoes (loafers)

Loafers are an essential for the well-groomed man who wishes to have variety in his dressing style. These slip-on shoes that come in numerous styles, designs and all shapes and sizes; they are sure to make a distinct style statement. Laceless slip-on shoes for outdoor wear originated back in the 1930s in Norway and were…

Monk Shoes

The monk shoe (or monk strap shoe) is a popular shoe style than is normally worn with formal wear and looks good with men’s suits. It is regarded as less formal than a laced dress shoe, however, which makes it a good choice if you want to reign in the rigid conventionality of a look.…

Oxford Shoes

Amongst the many shoes styles available to men, the Oxford shoe has deservedly made a permanent place for itself on the shoe rack. Oxfords are generally defined as a leather laced man’s shoe that are designed with eyelet tabs for the laces and lacing that is visible over the instep – a style that is…

Dropping Knowledge

If you’re a body builder or a UFC fighter you’ve probably heard of the ‘drop’. If you’re a regular guy who wears men’s suits to the office or only on special occasions, the drop is probably just another one of those sartorial mysteries, a tailor’s term that requires measuring tapes, stick pins and too much…

Choosing the Right Socks

It is important to pay attention to selecting the right socks to wear with a man’s suits. Socks that do not match with the suit will present you as careless and perhaps unprofessional. Start by avoiding cheap socks, particularly if you have invested in well-tailored men’s suit and quality dress shoes. The cheapness of socks…

Patterned Socks

Your closet should have a selection of socks in various patterned and solid shades. That’s because you will need your socks to complement whatever outfit you choose to wear – and however you’re feeling on that day. Subtle patterns on a white base would be apt for formal outfits. You could choose to sport small patterns…

Sock Length

The length of man’s socks is one aspect of menswear that is easy to get wrong. Your choice of socks every time you go for a style of attire will of course depend on weather conditions, the type of shoes you will be wearing, and the physical condition of your ankles or legs – how…

Socks

The basic function of the sock is comfort – to keep the feet warm and to help draw sweat away from the feet to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. For the average suit wearer, however, two other roles come into play: the sock help prevent the shoe from chafing, and the sock adds…

Tie Clips

There are times when you want to accessorize your suit a bit more; the tie clip is a perfect solution. The tie clip is an accessory that is functional as well as decorative. The tie clip is usually made of metal and frequently has some kind of decoration, typically engraving or embellishment in the form…