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How to Dress for Summer: The New Rules

How to Dress for Summer: The New Rules

Summer has always been the season to relax your dress code. You can show up to the office sans tie, rock your loafers without socks, and get away with wearing a t-shirt to happy hour. The warmer it gets, the more focused you are on comfort. However, there’s a downside to dressing for the heat. For some guys, summer style means living in board shorts around the clock. For others, it means misusing popular seasonal patterns like madras and seersucker. While it’s necessary to switch up your style for hot, summer days, there are some new rules to follow while doing so.[...]



The History of the Kick-Down Heel

The History of the Kick-Down Heel

When you conduct a quick Google search of the term kick-down, you’re likely to come across articles about car parts before you learn anything about shoes. Kick-down is a colloquial term used by gearheads to describe an automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions were designed to make driving easier. In that sense, a classic kick-down transmission and a kick-down heel have a lot more in common than you’d expect. They were both created to make our lives as simple as possible.[...]



Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Stylish Dad

Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Stylish Dad

If you’re shopping for a stylish dad, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is a guy with a fondness and appreciation for the finer things in life. As with any other holiday, he’s expecting top-notch gift giving for Father’s Day. He wants his new possession to match the timeless, high-quality items he already owns. It seems like a lot of pressure for a single gift. But if you choose something from the following list, you’ve got nothing to worry about. [...]



How Bold Socks Can Boost Your Style

How Bold Socks Can Boost Your Style

Socks may be the most underrated part of a man’s wardrobe. There’s a lot of fuss over shirt patterns, pant fits and suit cuts. And even when accessories are scrutinized, it’s usually the tie or pocket square that gets the lion’s share of the attention. Socks are usually an afterthought. Though that wouldn’t be the case if men understood the power that a pair of bold socks brought to their look. The perfect pair of socks does more than keep your feet covered. They’re the single accessory that takes your professional and personal aesthetic into exciting new territory.[...]



Spring Essentials: Navy Shoes

Spring Essentials: Navy Shoes

Navy is probably a part of your wardrobe in some way. Surely, you have a navy suit hanging in your closet when you need a reprieve from wearing black but you still want the formality it provides. During the Spring, navy is present in nautical-themed clothing from polo shirts to shorts. It’s rare to view a Spring/Summer collection that doesn’t include the color in at least a few key pieces. But one place you haven’t thought to incorporate navy is your shoes. When you sneak some navy into your outfit via your footwear, it opens up a world of possibility. Navy is already compatible with almost every color. When reduced to a smaller supporting role, it can be that singular touch of confidence you need to finish off a strong look.[...]



The History of the Shag

The History of the Shag

You don’t need to be a resident of the South to know about the history of the Shag. The highly technical dance first originated as the Carolina Shag but is still widely recognized today as a major category in most dance competitions. In fact, North Myrtle Beach is home to the annual National Shag Dance Championship each year, the most recent installment of which took place in late January. It’s a classic dance born out of Southern tradition that’s still a symbol of dance proficiency and fun.[...]



History of Venetian-Style Shoes

History of Venetian-Style Shoes

When you think of venetian-style shoes, you might not know exactly what they are. But you’re undoubtedly familiar with smoking slippers and slip-ons. You may even have a pair in your closet. Those are venetian-style shoes. They’re mid-heel slippers which have an upper that’s open. The cut of the shoe reveals not only the ankle but also the kick of the foot. Some styles feature details like tassels or straps. But regardless of how they’ve been altered, they always evoke sophistication.[...]



Elk Skin Is the New American Exotic Leather

Elk Skin Is the New American Exotic Leather

When it comes to exotic leathers, they’re typically attached to somewhat exotic animals. Crocodile skin, ostrich, alligator, stingray, snake, lizard—you name it. But a new exotic leather is taking the market by storm and it doesn’t come from a slimy creature that’s likely to be found in the tropics. Elk hide is growing exponentially in popularity and with good reason. There are several benefits that help it rank far above the exotic leathers most Americans are accustomed to wearing.[...]



Choosing the Highest Quality Dress Socks

Choosing the Highest Quality Dress Socks

Buying socks seems like an easy thing to do. You head to your nearest department store, pick through a table or a bin full of 3-packs and select whatever stands out to you. Most guys select their socks based on size and design but they rarely think about fabrication. If you find yourself buying new socks every couple months, maybe it’s time to ditch the 3-packs and invest a little more money into what goes on your feet.[...]



5 Celebrities Wearing Saddles and Bucks with Style

5 Celebrities Wearing Saddles and Bucks with Style

When it comes to major style moves, the world’s most famous men always serve as a great touchpoint for inspiration. As men have become more style conscious in the last decade, a lot of attention has been paid to shoe choice. It’s often said that shoes make the man, and that’s most certainly true. But these days, shoes aren’t being used to refine a look; they’re adding in personality. The following 5 guys are experts at using saddle shoes and bucks to keep their looks fun. [...]



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