If your shoes could talk, what would they say about you? Would they say that you respect yourself? That you consider them the most important element in your wardrobe, the item that brings everything together?
Shoes don’t need to talk. They can say everything just by being what they are. They show others how much you care about your appearance, whether or not you consider yourself worthy of respect, and how much effort you’re willing to put into looking your best. Not sure what your shoes are saying about you? Let’s take a look
Suits and Accessories: Your Shoes
- Black Leather Loafers- This shoe says you have character, but you are also adaptable. Like the black leather loafer, you are just as comfortable wearing a sleek power suit as you are wearing a tweed jacket and a pair of chinos. Like loafers, you can be businesslike and casual depending on what you’re wearing (or in the case of the loafers, what suits or men’s tweed jackets you’re paired with.)
- Chukka Boots- These boots have a tendency to be casual, and they tell others you’re ready to have fun- but you’re stylish at the same time. They can be worn with chinos and a men’s tweed jacket on a casual date or a night on the town. They can be worn with more formal attire like men’s suits, but they tend to make the suits look and feel less businesslike and formal.
- Brogues- Brogues aren’t worn by men who can walk into the office with their tie slightly off centre or be five minutes late for their first date. They are worn by men who strive for perfection and earn it every time. He may be fussy and complex at times, but he isn’t afraid to say what he wants and do whatever it takes to achieve it.
- Monk Shoes- Out of all men’s shoes, monks are often considered the dressiest. They are unique, special, and fit right in on those formal occasions- just like you. These shoes say you’re classy and ready for anything.
Taking Care of Your Shoes
The type of shoes you choose to wear says a lot about you, but their condition can say even more. Dirt, scuff marks, and grime can turn even turn even the best shoes into unflattering accessories. Not sure what to do? Here’s a little bit of help.
- Shine Them- Every day. Lay out a bit of newspaper, grab some polish and a good brush. Brush away any dirt and dust, then shine them so they look just as beautiful as they did the day you purchased them.
- Hang Them- There’s a reason shoe trees were invented, and it’s not so someone else could take your hard-earned money. They preserve your shoes, keeping their shape and prevent creases from developing. Cedar shoe trees even absorb some of the moisture, which will improve the smell.
- Replace the Taps- Taps, which come in plastic and metal, can be placed on the heels and toes of the dress shoes at a very small cost. They help prevent the soles and heels of the shoes from grinding down, and must be replaced every six months or so.
What do your shoes say about you? Every time you put on men’s suits or a men’s tweed jacket and add this accessory, you’re telling the world what you think about yourself and who you are. Make sure it’s a good message.