Trimly Shoe Trees and Shoe Care Products: Unboxing and Review

I’d been wanting some decent shoe trees for a long, long time. The problem was – being in Australia – the options were either overseas and expensive to import, or just plain expensive. So I went without decent wooden shoe trees for a long time. Until I found out about Trimly, who sell shoe trees at $34 a pop or in packages for a small discount. Continue reading Trimly Shoe Trees and Shoe Care Products: Unboxing and Review

Do Young Men NEED Black Dress Shoes?

Black Oxfords are often considered a wardrobe staple. There is no doubting that – in the wardrobe of a regular suit wearer – the black Oxford should be.
However, many young men either are not suit wearers or they wear a suit in more casual settings. This begs a question: Do young men really need black dress shoes? If so, how soon should they land in your wardrobe? Continue reading Do Young Men NEED Black Dress Shoes?

Authentication Guide: Verifying Armani Exchange / Emporio Armani

mani Exchange (A|X) and Emporio Armani are – in my experience – the two most commonly found Armani product lines in thrift/vintage stores and from 3rd party sellers on sites such as eBay. As with any desirable luxury brand, there are bound to be counterfeits; here are some telltale signs to look for when trying to ascertain whether your possible purchase is the real deal. Continue reading Authentication Guide: Verifying Armani Exchange / Emporio Armani

A Guide to Dress Shoes

Dress shoes are staple style which have been a must own in men’s wardrobes for centuries.They are timeless and a good dress shoe can be a wonder of aesthetics. It is a complex topic if you delve deeply into it, with a number of styles and a small library of terminology. Today, we will go through a crash course in dress shoes; covering the anatomy of a shoe, overall styles, toe styles, fastening systems and common materials used. Continue reading A Guide to Dress Shoes