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Luxe Investment: Corthay Shoes from Monsieur Corthay

October 30, 2011


Pierre Corthay ranks amongst the best. That needed to be said upfront. A classically trained shoemaker, he apprenticed at luminary marques John Lobb and Berlutti and let me say unequivocally- the apple doesn’t fall very fair away from the shoemaking tree. Though Corthay shoes often straddle (rather successfully I might add) the line between what’s […]

Step Out in Style Autumn Winter 2011: Bstore for French Trotters

October 16, 2011


Alden for FrenchTrotters from FrenchTrotters on Vimeo. When I last touched on French Trotters in the How to Complement Your Suit article, they were really just a footnote (no pun intended) introduction to a label that was stylistically timeless yet captured the ephemeral quality of trendiness through in-vogue-cordovan  foot ware. I didn’t say much then but with French Trotters, the […]

Dress Above Your Paygrade: Topman Loake Derby Shoes & Fringe Tassle Loafers

August 22, 2011


It’s always nice to have a dependable name in High Street to give us relatively affordable sartorial options for men, in this case- Topman; And when you combine High Street men’s clothes with luxury handmade leather shoe atelier Loake, what you get is a pretty powerful combination of well crafted men’s designer shoes at mass […]

When in Brogues…Crockett & Jones “Weymouth” Oxford Wholecut Shoes

August 12, 2011


I’ve had a long 2 weeks (in-laws in town coupled with a big presentation at work) so please pardon the pun especially when the last movie I watched on digital TV was In Bruges (awesome movie FYI). When in Brogues…Crockett & Jones Weymouth Oxford Wholecut Shoes Wing Tip Brogues are in vogue now and that’s […]

Go Sockless: Alden & Unionmade Tassel Mocc in Reverse Chamois

July 20, 2011


Alden and Unionmade Tassel Mocc in Reverse Chamois I’ve often found going sockless with leather loafers akin to playing Russian roulette with your heels- You never know if going sockless would earn you a nice raw blister. Fortunately, for bare ankle aficionados like myself, Alden and Unionmade have a wonderful Tassel Mocc in Reverse Chamois. […]

Shoes for that Blazer and Shorts Look: Ralph Lauren Purple Label Loafers

July 15, 2011


I’ve often found that it isn’t easy to pull off that blazer and shorts look without looking like a complete dandy. The Monsieur isn’t a foppish, he’s classic elegance defined and it takes a real pair of leather loafers to make you look fine and not dandy. The solution? Ralph Lauren Purple Label Leather Tassel […]

The Monsieur Curates: Prada Spring Summer 2012 Menswear

June 20, 2011


The Monsieur Curates: Prada Spring Summer 2012 Men’s Collection I’ve never been a fan of golf (it’s a good walk wasted) but I am loving Miuccia Prada’s take on golf apparel and it reflects majestically in her Spring Summer 2012 men’s collection. While the high trend factor tends to go against the baseline Monsieur ethos […]

Dress Above Your Paygrade: Sperry Top-Sider Boat Oxford Wing Tip Shoes

June 8, 2011


Dress Above Your Paygrade: Sperry Top-Sider Boat Oxford Wing Tip Shoes There are two men’s shoe style trends currently– Penny Loafers and Oxford Wing Tip Shoes in brogue. What’s also currently trendy is that these stylish kickers tend to cost $150 and up and while the price tag is neither unexpected nor excessive, I was […]

Clifford Tassle Loafers from Grenson

June 6, 2011


Clifford Tassle Loafers from Grenson Clifford is Grenson’s take on a tassle loafer that was originally English but has been adoted by their friends in the US. Its soft, unlined and works just as well with jeans and without socks as it does with a suit; and speaking of suits, I just wrote about how […]

Have an Orange a Day: Suede Moccasins from Raised by Wolves

June 5, 2011


I’ve spent the last 4 days doing a lot of walking house hunting for a home in Melbourne and although my leather loafers have done admirably keeping feet and sanity safe despite long distances, I often catch myself thinking that my walkabouts (yes, Australian joke) could be a tad easier. Getting home from Optus (for mobile […]