Just For Kicks

13 April 2016

A man's shoes are worth a thousand words- just like a picture. They say you can tell a whole lot about a guy's status by merely looking at his kicks. Worn-in shoes have character, but beat-down shoes scream "fashion fail"!  Ageing actually adds character and that broken-in, distressed appeal to boots, Vans and brogues. In business settings, I highly recommend clean and polished leather pairs. If you want to make a strong fashion statement, keep your outfit simple and let your shoes do the talking. Add these styles to your wardrobe for that bounce in your step:

CAP TOE OXFORD
These classic Oxfords are described as “ quintessential”- no man should be found wanting. It is the most versatile style of shoe any man can own. Oxford cap toes  are a lace-up shoe, with straight stitch cap. This style is suitable for  formal settings such as work, weddings and funerals.

DRESS BOOTS
These are equal parts dressy and rugged ,making them a versatile choice to enhance any look, under just about any weather condition. Avoid anything that's overly round, chunky or outdoorsy. Instead, keep them sharp, lean and wear them with everything from slim suits to stacked denim.Monk shoes are regarded as the dressiest of all footwear; these are shoes with signature side buckle.

CANVAS/ LEATHER SNEAKERS
Classic low cut, lace up Converse shoes are timeless. Find one simple colour that goes with everything from jeans to tailored trousers. You can dress them up with a blazer or keep take it easy with a pair of shorts..

BOAT/DECK SHOES
Boat shoes were originally designed for sailing, however they have gradually evolved to fashionable outer wear. Most boat shoes have traditional white non marking soles. They usually have a moccasin outlook.

Marshall Malikula is a Stylist/ Image Consultant and can be reached on marshmalikula@gmail.com . Telephone 0778301829 for an appointment

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