French Grapes for the Kentucky Derby Style

We are in that sweet spot in May, where the temperatures are mild in the morning and summery in the afternoons. So what does that mean for your daily shoes choices? Plan for the morning or afternoon temperatures? I say doesn’t matter, you should always choose boots! From reading my other posts you can see boots are my style, so even in this case, boots are still the way to go! Continue reading French Grapes for the Kentucky Derby Style

Leather and Suede with Testosterone Shoes

Spring is officially here and its safe that we’re no longer confined to boots… although, I cannot say that would be a bad thing. If you’re in the market for casually versatile footwear shoes check out Testosterone Shoes. Testosterone offers some very cool, modernistic styles, from Chukkas to Derby’s that are guaranteed not to break the bank. Continue reading Leather and Suede with Testosterone Shoes

Bomber Season Part 5: Vegan Suede, is this a thing?

The Science: My definition of Vegan Suede is “A material made from polyester fibers (plastic), using no animal byproducts, that delivers the weight, texture and performance similar to the performance of natural suede”. Since polyester is a plastic, it is inherently durable, stain repellent and significantly cheaper than natural suede. The faux material being plastic can potentially be its downfall if not cared for correctly. Over time plastics dry and crack just like leather so cleaning and conditioning is just as important. Continue reading Bomber Season Part 5: Vegan Suede, is this a thing?

Bomber Season Part 4: The ASOS Bomber

Bombers jackets are getting more and more versatile with the experimentation with designs an materials. I see the bomber as an everlasting staple in menswear styles. And now you can see your favorite models, influencers and artists wearing bombers with cropped chinos and loud button downs or in place of their tailored coat to a black-tie-affair. Try a wool bomber with your nicest pair of leather boots, slim tapered chinos and a pattered button-down shirt and turn heads as you walk past! Continue reading Bomber Season Part 4: The ASOS Bomber

The Perfect Wingtip Does Exist

What shoes can you wear to a C-suite meeting with your lucky navy suit or with your favorite pair of selvage denim on a night out?  A beautiful pair of handmade wingtip shoes… and I believe I have found the perfect pair!  Instagram can be a gold mine when it comes to discovering menswear brands and Beckett Simonon has been my latest find.  Continue reading The Perfect Wingtip Does Exist

Warby Parker Home Try-on Review

How often have you been shopping and find yourself having to make a difficult decision between several items?  Or how many times have you purchased something just to find out you don’t actually love the color or the fit?  Finding the right pair of glasses has put me in the same predicament several times in the past and Warby Parker has a one-of-a-kind solution to … Continue reading Warby Parker Home Try-on Review