How to wear loafers in the winter

Don’t put your Samuel Windsor loafers away when the temperature drops

Don’t put your loafers away when the temperature drops
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With an average winter temperature of at least 60°F, lucky Floridians benefit from a climate that’s better suited to a pair of loafers than tough winter boots. But could you wear loafers in wintertime Minnesota or Maine where the mercury dips below 20°F, and ice and snow abound?

We say yes. Which doesn’t mean your rugged winter boots won’t see plenty of use but, if you play it right, there’s no need to dress like a Yeti – at least not all the time. With these simple tips you’ll soon be swapping boring winter boots for dapper loafers.
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How to wear brogue boots

Brogue boots from Samuel Windsor are a smart and versatile option

Brogue boots are a smart and versatile option
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Brogue boots are one of the most versatile footwear choices around. Choose black and they’re easily smart enough to wear with a suit. Go for brown and you’ll look great in tweed. For a funky weekend vibe, twin your brogue boots with jeans or moleskin pants and a bomber jacket. Confused? Here’s your guide to looking smart in brogue boots.

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How to wear monk strap shoes

Monk shoes from Samuel Windsor are sleek, stylish and brimming with personality

Monk shoes are sleek, stylish and brimming with personality
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Your monk shoes look sharpest when you wear them with smart pants, a crisp shirt and cashmere sweater. It’s a classic look that’s perfect for almost every social occasion. To dress things up a little, or for an evening out, add a tweed jacket.

Monk shoes are a versatile addition to your menswear wardrobe, working just as well with a sharp suit as for weekend brunches at your favorite cafe. Wear single or double monk straps to create a look that’s sleek, stylish, and just that little bit different.

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How to wear men’s brogues

Flat lay of shirt, brogues and other smart accessories

Dress to impress with a sleek pair of brogues
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Stylish shoes are a necessity for any fashionable gent, and men’s brogues, also known as wingtips, are a good match for all but the most formal of dress codes. They’re the cool shoes worn by gangsters in The Untouchables, and celebrities like Jude Law. 

For formal occasions, black brogues are the best choice – opt for a conservative semi or quarter-brogue and make sure they’re well polished. For more casual occasions, brown or tan are perfect. For those who like to push the envelope, there’s suede. And most flamboyant of all, there are two-tone ‘spectator’ brogues. Here’s how to wear your favorite brogues with confidence.

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How to wear Oxford shoes

Variety of coloured Oxford shoes from Samuel Windsor

The formality of the Oxford shoe can be swayed by color
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Oxfords are the archetypal formal shoe. As a snappy-dressing gentleman, you’ll surely own at least one pair of these simple, elegant and stylish shoes, but many of us confine them to the workplace. Not only do Oxfords have a fascinating history, but they’re very wearable in a wide range of settings. Here’s your guide to getting the most from your Oxford shoes.

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How to wear men’s boots

The Prestige Country Boot from Samuel Windsor is a versatile addition to any wardrobe

The Prestige Country Boot from Samuel Windsor is a versatile addition to any wardrobe
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In times gone by, boots were commonly regarded as utilitarian footwear. Step forward to the present day and they’ve become a valued part of the discerning gentleman’s wardrobe. But it can still be somewhat confusing as to how they should be worn.

Here, Charles-Philippe of Bespoke Unit shares his pick of the best boots to wear for different occasions, along with expert tips on how to wear them.

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Why your leather shoes squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak
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You ride the elevator to the top floor management suite. You step into the corridor, exchange a polite “good morning” with the Senior VP and make your way towards the corner office.

Now turn the sound on: “Step, eek, step, eek.” With shoes that sound like tortured mice, is it any wonder you still work in the mail room? Here’s how to prevent the squeak, make a good first impression and boost your career!
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How to rescue old leather shoes

Old leather shoes

Rescue your long lost favourite shoes
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If your favorite pair of leather shoes has seen better days, fear not. With just a little time, patience and elbow grease your faithful footwear can be restored to its former glory. Your leather shoes may have lost their shine and appear old, scuffed and creased – but a few simple tips from the experts will soon sort them out.Continue reading