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