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“When a man chooses how to dress himself, there’s nothing like a pair of well matched shoes that can complete an impeccable outfit. Each occasion requires proper footwear, that’s why Frank and I have selected the 5 shoe models that every man needs to have”



Black lace ups: The passe-partout for formal occasions, to match with a grey or midnight blue made to measure suit. Never with jeans!!


Dark brown brogues: Born in England as outerwear or country shoes, since perforations into leather allowed water to drain, today Brogues are to be considered as an excellent alternative to classic lace ups. Perfect with a navy suit, but also with denim for a casual yet refined look.


Double monks: The most formal of casual shoes or the most casual of formal shoes, ideal to vary your looks, both at the office and during free time.


Chelsea boot: Invented during th Victorian Age, these boots with side elastic panels got their name after the Chelsea neighborhood in London where, during the 60s, they became the iconic shoe of the so called Swinging London. Either you like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, these boots are a must for every rock inspired look, paired with raw cut jeans. 


Loafers: Either American styled, with leather soles, or Italian with the famous “gommini”, loafers are the ideal footwear for those who love comfort paired with the elegance of a shoe worn by timeless style icons such as John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Gianni Agnelli.



Written by Francesco Tarabuzzi