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What is one thing you wear…

…that fits all 3 descriptions below?

  • #1: A status symbol since… forever
  • #2: Sharpens the “end points” of your style
  • #3: Women love it (and there’s also a saying that women KNOW it)

Got the answer?

No idea?

Well I’m going to tell you:

Shoes.

Essential Men's Shoes

Can you imagine life without good shoes?

I can’t – shoes are such a key ingredient in every gentleman’s style.

This article reminds all of us why…

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Reason #1 – Shoes Indicate Your Status

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Shoes have always been a significant part of people’s status throughout history.

They have been known to indicate or represent wealth (or the lack of it) – especially in different forms of media and literature.

For instance, we have Hannibal Lecter – who was able to tell that Clarice Starling had come from humble beginnings by just looking at her shoes.

And shoes served as status symbols in many cultures – even the oldest ones like ancient Egypt. Slaves would go barefoot while common Egyptian citizens wore sandals made from woven papyrus.

It wasn’t even a question of how “nice” or comfortable they felt. The fact that someone owned sandals meant they were part of a more respectable social class.

Reason #2 – Shoes Represent Attention To Detail

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Many people still agree that you can tell a lot about a guy by the shoes he wears.

Which actually makes sense – as there still is an inherent bias that men are less detail-oriented than women. That they only care about a good combo of shirt, jacket, and trousers.

By showing off a stylish pair – you break away from that stereotype. You prove you’ve got an eye for small details. That you’re a little more “sophisticated.”

Here’s the gist: you can get $600 dress for LESS than 200 bucks – as in below 1/3 the average price of what’s available in your local store!

AceMarks dares to be different. Unlike other luxury shoe companies, they sell directly to YOU – without going through all the costs related to middlemen, packaging, and mass distribution.

I wear AceMarks shoes too, so I have first-hand knowledge of what they bring to the table:

  • Quality – they’re made out of carefully selected full-grain leather, world-class materials, and go through thorough inspection from people with decades of experience in the shoe industry
  • Comfort – their carefully constructed last plus cushioned leather insole will prevent any discomfort (related to the pressure points around the heel)
  • Mobility – they won’t restrict movement whatsoever (thanks to their Blake Flex construction and leather outsole)
  • Variety – they come in various designs and color combinations to showcase your individuality

AceMarks is focused on giving each customer amazing dress shoes… to enhance even the most “ordinary” of styles. The best part is their system lets you save both money AND time – because their products will be sent straight to your home!

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Reason #3 – Shoes Help You Look Sharp From Head To Toe

Who can really bring their A-game in style?

Men who are well-aware of their end points… as in the two spots that are subject to the most eye fixation.

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Those end points are namely (1) your face and (2) your dressed up feet. Obviously, you don’t use clothing to give your face that “wow” factor – just your hairstyle and facial hair to work with.

But it’s a whole other story when it comes to your feet. Choosing great shoes will make people see you as a completely (not just “very”) stylish guy.

And if you want to make that happen – you don’t necessarily need a brand new pair. Start with something simple like using a nice shoe cream or polish (try Meltonian creams – they enhance the color of your shoes just enough and give them a sleek finish).

Reason #4 – Quality Shoes Are A Spending Priority

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Let’s face it – people judge people all the time. Some like to base judgments on your spendings.

But if a normal guy with a regular job can show off a pair of high-quality shoes… it tells his peers that he’s got his spending priorities straight.

That’s right. Classy, elegant men’s shoes should be a priority item. There’s really no shame in it.

We all have a right to buy whatever we can use to improve ourselves, and a right to enjoy a nice reward with our hard-earned money. More and more people have realized that.

So nowadays – you can see the idea of buying new shoes as a message for those in your circle: I’m doing great in my job and everything… and I know exactly what to buy with my earnings that won’t be a waste.

Reason #5 – Women Are Drawn To Stylish Shoes

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And then we have the “women” reason – how women know shoes in the same way that men know cars. Both concepts are generalizations.

But hey – they weren’t just created out of blue! Or they didn’t just randomly become popular sayings that people still agree with these days. There IS a tiny fraction of truth behind them.

For the case of women knowing shoes – it might’ve been influenced by studies that show women pay more attention to the little details.

And since women tend to own more shoes than men, it means we also expect less effort from guys in terms of shoe style. But clearly – the times are changing. The ladies now love it whenever they see a man pulling off a fancy pair.

Some of them may approach you and start a conversation about it. Others might simply say in their heads “Wow, this guy has good taste!” (especially if your shoes fit with the other colors in your wardrobe). Either way – it’s already an achievement to have caught their eye. So build upon it.

Bonus Reason – Shoes Say Something About Your Life In General

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Here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about doctors and the shoes they use:

• Many doctors wear running shoes to stay comfortable during long walks at the hospital corridors.

• In a lengthy medical procedure, shoes that are made with a nice cushioning can cause sore feet – since they don’t evenly distribute the weight.

• The best shoes for those long hours in the hospital are clogs. Yes – that shoe style (which hasn’t been a trend since the ’70s) is actually popular among doctors, nurses, and even medical students!

The point is… your shoes have the power to give others a clear idea about your profession, your hobbies, or even the basic facts about your lifestyle (whether you’re outdoorsy vs. stuck in a cubicle all day).

So always think twice before choosing any shoes – as some types can totally misrepresent who you are. And always refer to what works for everyone else in that same field (such as the One Shoe Checklist for male lawyers). That’s how you’ll be able to stay within the limits.

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No-Fail Color Combos For Men: Summer 2024 Edition

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One of the trickier elements of achieving good style is color theory. That is, what looks good together, what matches, what contrasts well, the works!

When men initially start their style journey, before they learn about the context and history of various aesthetics, they’ll often try tackling color first.

And for good reason. Not matching correctly or poor color choices are a quick and easy way to doom your outfit. Getting it right takes a trained eye – or a handy guide like this one.

Specifically in the summer months, there tend to be more color options available to men’s clothing than ever. Less layers means our outfits are sometimes encouraged to make a statement through different means, whether that’s through pattern, texture, or perhaps most obviously, color!

And so, without further ado, here are our recommendations for no-fail color combinations for men’s outfits this summer.

White, Red, and Navy Blue

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Perhaps a bit on-the-nose for the Fourth of July season, but arguably all the more so appropriate because of it, there’s something nostalgic about loosely representing the American flag during the summer – albeit tastefully.

One sure way to nail this formula without mistakenly getting raised along the flag pole is to combine a classic white tee with navy blue pants, shorts, or denim, along with a primary or dark red cardigan for cool summer evenings.

Too warm for the cardigan? Consider a blue and red patterned top with white shorts or white linen trousers for a similar effect with more cooling factor.

It’s a brilliant combo with just a dash of patriotic flair. Trust us!

Off-White, Tan, and Forest Green

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Sometimes, deep contrast is what you want for maximum dynamism in an outfit. To experiment with this color combination, try pairing a pair of off-white painter/carpenter pants with a dark, forest green top (either a tee or a camp collar shirt). Tie it all together with a pair of tan loafers and a matching tan braided belt!

Looking to go cooler? Perhaps opt for a pair of forest green shorts and an off-white tee. Finish it off with a sleek pair of tan espadrilles or elegant fisherman’s sandals, and you’re ready to hit the sun!

Classic Black and White

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Minimalism can be elegant, and there’s no better proof than the classic black and white combo.

This generally works best for slightly elevated outfits, ranging from smart casual to business casual. Try starting with a pair of white pleated trousers, preferably in a breathable fabric like cotton, or even better, linen. Pair them with a black knit polo, tucked in ideally, and accessorize with a black leather belt and matching loafers.

A more elegant way to spin this combo is with a white linen suit – paired with a simple black tee shirt. If you’re feeling a bit of retro flair in your veins, dare to swap the tee for a black shirt with a 70s-inspired, jumbo collar worn popped over the jacket’s lapels. You can totally pull it off with confidence – we promise.

Autumnal Orange and Sage Green

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Are you an autumnal soul? As in, someone who wishes it was fall during all three other seasons? We don’t blame you! Autumn color palettes are some of the most visually pleasing and downright cozy.

The good news is, you don’t have to wait until fall to incorporate autumnal earth tones into your summer wardrobe! It’s not like it’s illegal. If anything, it’s a fun nod to another season when worn properly.

A burnt or rust orange definitely screams fall, but when utilized on a classic camp collar shirt and paired with a more summery sage green (either in short or linen trouser iterations), it surprisingly works!

Soft Pink and Deep Blue

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When worn well, pink can be a surprisingly masculine color that echoes elegance and signals sophistication.

An easy way to see this for yourself is by pairing deep blue trousers (try seersucker or linen for ideal weather friendly comfort) with a soft pink linen shirt – either long sleeve or short. You can also swap the pants for shorts if that’s more your thing.

The rich contrast between pink and blue tones is especially exciting in summer, where both colors reign highly.

White on White on White (or Maybe Tan)

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No, no, we’re not kidding around with this one. If you’re lacking in the hair department, you might choose to avoid this combo in order to beat the “Mr. Clean” allegations, but when done well, we still think this look is a power-move.

The key is to incorporate summer texture. White pants or shorts in either linen or seersucker, combined with a white top in a similar fabric. Linen on linen works wonders. Seersucker on linen is great, too. Seersucker on seersucker tends to work best with a suit, but use your discretion.

Finish it off with either white sneakers (canvas ones are great) or a daring white loafer. Alternatively, if you want to break up the white just a drop, consider opting for tan shoes with a matching belt. In many ways, it’s arguably more elegant.

Tan and Teal

man wearing tan pleated chinos with a teal camp collar shirt

Tan is a canvas upon which everything will match, which is why going bold and exciting with a contrasting shade is a good bet. Teal is a fine choice because it’s reminiscent of mediterranean oceans and mosaic tiles, further reinforcing the summery association.

The safest way to approach this look is with tan chinos or shorts combined with a rich teal top (either a tee, linen shirt, or camp collar shirt). Tan or brown accessories will seal the deal, but an alternative method is to reverse the colors on their head.

Teal shorts are quite striking but within the bounds of good taste, and a tan linen shirt looks absolutely stellar with them. Try it for yourself!

Beige, Chocolate Brown, and Sage Green

man wearing beige linen trousers with pleats, paired with a sage green tee shirt tucked in, and dark brown loafers and a dark brown braided leather belt

Looking for something similar to the previous option but one that works a bit better in more professional settings? Beige trousers, paired with chocolate brown loafers and a matching belt, look great with sage green, a calmer alternative to teal.

Sometimes referred to as seafoam green, sage looks especially elegant when represented by a linen fabric.

Calm Gray and Black

man wearing relaxed-fitting pleated gray high-waisted trousers with a black knit polo, black belt, and black loafers

Don’t underestimate the versatility of gray in your summer wardrobe. In truth, it can go with almost anything, but looks sleekest when paired with black.

Not convinced? Try combining a pair of gray linen pants with a black knit polo for that after work rooftop party, or gray shorts with a black tee for a sleek and minimal laid-back day. From fine summer tailoring to relaxed and leisurely attire, this combo is something of a cheat code, if you ask us.

Maroon and Mint

Man wearing a pair of mint green seersucker shorts with a maroon polo shirt and white sneakers

We’re not done with shades of red! Maroon is often seen as one of the more mature shades, but you can make it feel a bit more playful if you pair it next to an airy mint color tone.

A pair of mint green (fainter than sage, in most cases) pants or shorts delivers extra wow-factor when placed alongside a maroon red top. From tees to polos to linen button downs, you’ve got options. But you can reverse the positions too! Try maroon shorts with a mint tee on toasty days for a look that’ll keep you cool and looking, well, cooler!

Lastly, Experiment!

Aside from these specific seasonal recommendations, allow yourself to have fun and experiment with different color and color combinations on your own! It takes time and experience to gain a truly trained eye, and while learning the basics of color theory can help, your personal style journey will thank you for any hands-on experience!.

So go out there, and give some of these a whirl. When you’re ready, feel free to try new ideas out for yourself!

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Stylish Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Perfect Picks from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall

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As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the wonderful dads in our lives with thoughtful and stylish gifts. Whether you’re looking for something classic, trendy, or completely unique, this gift guide has you covered. Featuring pieces from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall, you’ll find gifts to suit every budget and taste.

Merci Maman

Merci Maman offers personalized jewelry that makes a perfect sentimental gift. Their Personalized Intertwined Necklace is a standout piece, featuring two or three rings that can be engraved with names, dates, or a special message. This elegant necklace is ideal for a dad who loves meaningful keepsakes.

Another beautiful option is the Personalized Open Bangle, which is both sleek and stylish. Engrave it with a special date or message to make it a unique token of appreciation. For new dads, the Personalized Initial Necklace featuring the initials of their children is a touching and timeless choice.

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ChloBo

For the fashion-forward dad, ChloBo offers trendy yet sophisticated pieces. The Men’s Noodle Ball Bracelet is a versatile accessory that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. It’s perfect for a dad who appreciates minimalist style with a touch of elegance.

The Sacred Earth Ring is another excellent choice. This bold piece is crafted with precision and can add a statement to any outfit. If your dad is into layered looks, the Protective Eye Necklace is a stylish and symbolic piece that can be worn alone or with other chains.

Lebrusan Studio

Lebrusan Studio is known for its intricate and ethical designs. For a dad with a taste for the unique, the Silver Skull Ring is a standout. This piece combines a touch of edginess with exquisite craftsmanship, making it perfect for the dad who loves something a bit different.

For something more classic, consider the Gold St Christopher Pendant. This traditional symbol of protection is beautifully crafted and makes a thoughtful gift for the dad who travels often or loves classic jewelry. Another excellent option is the Ethical Wedding Band, ideal for renewing vows or simply as a token of enduring love.

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Dower & Hall

Dower & Hall offers timeless pieces that exude elegance. The Leather & Pearl Bracelet is an excellent choice for the millennial dad who appreciates a blend of classic and contemporary styles. The combination of leather and pearls creates a distinctive look that is both rugged and refined.

For dads who love symbolic jewelry, the Tree of Life Pendant is a meaningful piece that represents family and growth. It’s a beautiful reminder of the roots and connections that make a family strong. The Skullduggery Wax Melts are a fun and quirky gift for dads who enjoy unique home fragrances and stylish decor.

Lastly, for a classic and elegant gift, consider the Silver St Christopher Pendant. This traditional piece is perfect for any dad, providing both style and a sense of protection.

Conclusion

With this selection of thoughtful and stylish pieces from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to show your dad just how much he means to you. Whether he loves personalized jewelry, modern fashion, unique designs, or timeless classics, there’s something here to suit every taste and budget. Celebrate Father’s Day with a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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Celebrate Father’s Day in Style with Bloobloom Eyewear

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Father’s Day is fast approaching, and with it comes the perennial question: What to get him for Father’s Day? This year, look no further than French eyewear brand Bloobloom. Known for its impeccable blend of style and sustainability, Bloobloom offers a range of sunglasses and glasses that make perfect gifts for any father figure in your life.

Bloobloom boasts an extensive collection of eyewear, featuring various styles, frames, shapes, and colors. Whether your dad prefers classic designs or contemporary looks, there is something for everyone in Bloobloom’s lineup. Each pair of glasses starts from £99, ensuring high-quality eyewear at an accessible price point.

Here are a few top picks from Bloobloom’s collection that are sure to make this Father’s Day special:

  • Author in Black: For the dad who appreciates timeless elegance, the Author in Black offers a sophisticated, classic look. These frames exude confidence and style, perfect for any occasion.
  • Pro in Midnight: If your father is a fan of sleek, modern designs, the Pro in Midnight is an excellent choice. These frames combine contemporary aesthetics with a touch of boldness, making them ideal for both professional and casual settings.
  • Mentor in Sunflower: For the adventurous dad who loves to stand out, the Mentor in Sunflower adds a splash of color and personality. These sunglasses are not only stylish but also provide excellent protection from the sun, perfect for outdoor activities.
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One of the standout features of Bloobloom is its commitment to giving back. For every purchase made, Bloobloom donates a pair of glasses to one of the world’s 2.5 billion people in need who lack access to eye care through its ‘Pair for a Pair’ scheme. This initiative ensures that your gift not only brings joy to your father but also contributes to a noble cause, improving the lives of those less fortunate.

In addition to its charitable efforts, Bloobloom is dedicated to sustainability. The brand has planted over 8,000 trees and uses plastic-free packaging, reflecting its commitment to the environment. Furthermore, Bloobloom opts for lower-impact raw materials in the production of its eyewear, reducing its ecological footprint.

Choosing Bloobloom for your Father’s Day gift means supporting a brand that values both quality and ethical practices. Each pair of glasses is a testament to Bloobloom’s dedication to creating stylish, durable, and environmentally friendly eyewear.

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation and love for the father figures in your life. With Bloobloom’s wide range of stylish and sustainable eyewear, you’re sure to find the perfect gift that suits his personality and style. From classic frames like the Author in Black to the bold Mentor in Sunflower, there’s something for every dad.

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