In previous posts I have talked about formal Classic men shoes and what model to choose based on Your lifestyle. It was all theory, finally practice. In this article I will talk about the principles of building a Shoe wardrobe for business men how to buy shoes what brands of shoes to choose from.
Filling Your Shoe closet should start with a classic formal Shoe. Choosing shoes, proceed from the characteristics such as convenience, versatility, durability and reliability. If You read previous articles, you already know what models are formal, what should be the color, material and decor.
The table shows the strategy of filling Your Shoe closet.
To assemble a collection should be formal Oxfords in black or the color of dark chocolate smooth leather without decor. You can then add formal Derby.
The following pair can be Oxfords — brogues brown for casual or loafer in black or dark brown color and without decoration, etc. depending on Your Profile You can stay for 3-4 models shown in the bottom row of the table, adding color and shoes with decorations, in case if Your profile is Conservative. If Your profile is Casual, You can afford shoes with a combination of color and decor.
If Your profile is Creative, then you can experiment with different materials. But I note that despite Your profile, you should start with the lower left corner of the table, gradually adding to his collection of shoes, following from left to right and from bottom to top at the table.
Following this strategy, You will avoid spontaneous purchases. Going to the store You have a shopping plan, and You will clearly understand what shoes You need and won’t waste money and time on pulse, a useless purchase.
Buying shoes should not also forget about the climate in which You live and the way of movement. Based on this You need to choose the way to protect Your shoes.
Footwear protection in cold and wet time of the year
- If You travel on public transport, from home to the office, you can wear the shoes Timberland office shoes.
- If it is not possible to change the shoes, I advise you to use galoshes. Now manufacturers offer a large selection of convenient models. The company offers SWIMS galoshes different colors, with case, worth about 65 euro in Europe, in a Department store Color about 4 thousand.
- If the sole of the Shoe is made not by Goodyear Welt, leather sole better protect from Erasure prevention. In the Shoe shop the leather sole You can put on a rubber. If You bought the right shoes, stitched Goodyear Welt, the prevention you can do, in this case, erased the bottom layer of the sole, in the workshop You will be replaced by a new sole.
For bad weather are advised to choose British Shoe manufacturers.
And finally offers a list of famous Shoe houses, buying shoes of these brands, You can be sure in high quality of the proposed models.
Manufacturing UK: John Lobb (in Moscow, in Gum, the Times of the Year) — supplier of the Royal court of great Britain, the cost of shoes is about 1 000 euro, made to order will cost about 3 500 euro, there are boutiques in Paris and London. Edward Green is 20% cheaper than John Lobb cost in the range of 1 000 euro.
- Manufacturing USA: Alden, Frye, Dehner, Nettleton. Production France: Berluti (boutiques in Moscow), Aubercy, J. M. Weston (boutique in Moscow).Above average:UK Production: Tricker’s (in Moscow), Church’s (a boutique in Moscow), of great&Jones (a boutique in Moscow).Manufacturing Italy: Santoni (in Moscow in TSUM), A. Testoni (boutique in Moscow during the Times of the Year), TOD’s (in Moscow), Mantellassi. Manufacturing USA: Allen Edmonds shoes cost about 400 — 500 euro, sew up to sizes 12 completeness. Johnston&Murphy. Economy:Manufacturing USA: Florsheim pair cost about 200 euro. Production UK: Loake, Bass. Manufacturing Italy: Fratelli Rossetti (there are in Moscow at Bosco)– this brand has two lines of shoes. The second line is glued shoes, not sewn Goodyear Welt.
I draw Your attention that in Moscow the prices are somewhere in 2 times more expensive than in Europe.