A Shoeman’s Shoes – Featuring Bill White Look 2

March 20th, 2012

Tuesday

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“To Suede or Not to Suede? I like to follow in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales who was first seen sporting a pair of suede (also called reverse calf) shoes to an International Polo match in the USA in 1924. Although he gave up the throne for a divorcee with a checkered reputation, he is still renowned for having been an extremely dapper dresser.”

Bonus Tip: As you’ve heard me say before, brown suits are underrated, versatile, and neutral – not to mention a great way to stand out from the usual crowd of blue and grey. Make it flannel and throw some chalkstripes on it? Now that’s a bossy suit!

Bonus Tip II: Leave the skinny ties and tiny lapels for the hipsters and kids, a refined man looks more appropriate in substantial proportions (not a rule just a guideline, as always). As Bill jokes: “The more money you make, the fatter your tie, haha…Eh?”