Men's Fashion Tips: The Basics of Men's Dress Shoes

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Men do consider their looks. Earlier fashion industry was dominated by female specimens but currently men are giving it equal importance and have become fashion conscious. Men are now concentrating on their footwear which definitely adds that appeal to the attire but he should be able enough to carry it with confidence. Here is a quick list of the several types of shoes designed particularly for men:

Dress Shoes   
These are the shoes worn for all the formal occasions. Team up a good pair of dress shoes with your business suits and you are ready to take the world. There are two types in this category oxfords and slip- ons. I personally prefer the classic oxfords which are never out of fashion and denote the true English gentleman.

Saddle Shoes 

It is a casual oxford shoe, and this is distinctive as it uses an extra layer of leather over the instep that is usually in different colour than the rest. This is a classic casual style and could be worn with a nice pair of trousers.

Boat Shoes 

Do not wear this shoe only for the heck of wearing as you might end up as a disaster. Team them up properly and when the right dress is chosen, these shoes work their magic. These came all the way from the docks of Boston top the closets of men and when used intelligently can make you look like million bucks.

Canvas Shoes

This is one shoe which is present in everyone’s closet. By cleaning it regularly and investing in a good pair (psst the colour matters) you can look great when worn with jeans or shorts.


These are another of my personal favourites. Gone are the days when men use to relax by the beach in a pair of good loafers.  Ensure that this is present in your wardrobe. Team them up with a jacket or a coat and you are ready to paint the town.

Athletic shoes 
Your running shoes, basketball shoes, trainers, tennis shoes all come under this category.

There are various models and different are used for different purposes so the next time you invest on a pair of boots ensure you know the utility.  The types are work boots, hiking boots, western boots and dress boots.

 The above mentioned are a few amongst the others such as sandals, flip-flops, vans, crocs, clogs, custom made shoes and so on.
There are a few things you should consider while buying the dress shoes and given below are a few tips to help you:
  • Ensure that the shoe is an exact fit
  • Prefer oxfords to other dressing shoes as they create a strong impression on others mind
  • The soles should be light and just the size of the shoe. They should not extend the shoe as they do in the solid square-footed shoes that are now finally out of fashion
  • Invest in leather soles as this give longevity to your shoes
  • Do not worry about the cost as it is wise to invest on pair of nice oxford dress shoes which have longevity
  • Lastly do not chose black but prefer brown or shades in brown to create an impact

Author Bio :  This guest post was written by Maria Benson, who loves to write articles on various topics like finance, health, technology. Previously she has done research on ppi claims currently she focusing on fashion and technology related articles.

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Emmy 2012 Couple Tandem

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All of you fashionistas out there should better be ready and sit back while I do a recap on the talked about Hollywood display of designer wardrobes of the just finished Emmy 2012 Awards.

Well as we always anticipate the red carpet of Emmy's was again full with beautiful celebs in their stunning dresses and handsome men of Hollywood in their best tuxedos.

Yet among all of this Emmy attendees what caught me are these couple tandem who attended the event in all flair.

                         Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban       Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin

Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes     Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt 

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi   Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian 

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson    Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore  

The couples here are not just sweet but also great to follow regarding their style though it is of your own perspective on how it is to make most of being a fashionistas on the go look.
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Ashley Green For DKNY Jeans

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Here is something twilight fans can smile about since one of the stars of twilight is making it high is the fashion industry.

Ashley Green of Twilight is set to a new assignment being the new face for DKNY Jeans.

The photos were taken by this German photographer and director Peter Lindbergh. Along with her is also a german model Johannes Huebl.

It was reported that Ashley will appear on DKNY's campaign which she did on the latest DKNY Spring 2012 collection. She also starred in a commercial for SoBe beverages. 

She also appeared in 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition with her body painted bikini.

Last year she was also named as the ambassador for the brand Marks and Spencer.
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Delphine Charlotte Parmentier In Collaboration With Big Fashion Line

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Delphine Charlotte Parmentier a designer of high end jewelry and fancy accessories works with big couture houses to name like Christian Lacroix, Balenciaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Daniel Swarovski, Thierry Mugler
and Valentino. 

She has her own brand and the head of 45 employees on a Paris-based studio. She quoted to RelaxNews how her collections came about after taking time in between the two runway shows she had.

Delphine explained that one month and its almost deadline they were still looking for inspiration on the collection and the designs creation had a limited time. Working on it of its last 15 days everything was in a rush. The fitting session and and the very tight schedule validated the process yet the deadline was set for the delivery of the orders which the whole of Delphine's team was required to give their 100% to make it.

As further asked by RelaxNews, On how long was the process of creating one piece from its collection. She explained that each of their creations was especially handmade and full attention to details and its design was a top priority and that is what they pride of their designs in haute couture.

There was a lot of stress filling in Delphine's system aside that of its team which explains why they have a stopwatch in their studio. Though all of it was a worthy experience once they see it being used in the runway show everything was just something.

The month of October will be a busy month for Delphine and her team as they will start to present a retrospective show of her creations from the last 20 years. Places like New York, Paris, London, Vienna and Tokyo is where the event will take place.
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75th Anniversary Of Ray Ban Sunglasses

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For the 75th anniversary of the debut of its Aviator sunglasses, Ray-Ban is launching a limited-edition capsule assortment, that includes four of its legendary models.

This 18,000-piece assortment is in the middle of a special anniversary campaign regarding men and girls who created history by achieving social changes.

Featuring the yellow polarized lenses developed in 1978 to supply an anti-glare impact, this exclusive line are offered in choose Ray-Ban international stores and can comprise the Classic Aviator, Classic Aviator with curved temple tips, the Shooter and also the Outdoorsman models.

To celebrate this milestone, Ray-Ban has launched a worldwide advertising campaign drawing inspiration from real-life tales of people who dared to defy convention.

Decade by decade, photographer Mark Seliger has targeted on legendary personalities, from pilot Raymond Swalley to homosexual author Taylor Mead and musician Norman Blagman.
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Tropical Color In Sau Paulo

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Tropical prints, vibrant colours and sheer fabrics: Sao Paulo fashion week is creating a splash about to sound a note of optimism and hope amid the world economic gloom.

Bright shades of pink, green, turquoise and gold were echoed not simply within the styles on show, however additionally in chunky bracelets, beaded necklaces, and dangling earrings that includes the birds of the Amazon within the 2013 summer collections of regarding thirty native designers.

"In these times of worldwide crisis, showing off colourful collections suggests that at some purpose we are going to climb out of 'the bottom of the well.' it's a message of optimism," Camila Toledo, Brazil director of consulting firm www.stylesight.com, told AFP.

With sharp lines and seamless items, designer Tufi Duek delighted in an exceedingly daring palette of yellows, fuchsias and coral for his dresses and blouses, contrasted with black or white pants.

Alexandre Herchcovitch showed off a set impressed by the Nineteen Eighties pop star Boy George sending his models down the runway with huge teased hair wearing robust, geometric styles in cotton and silk.
For his half, Ronaldo Fraga, returning to Sao Paulo Fashion Week when a year's absence, drew his inspiration from the Brazilian poet Mario de Andrade and his own travels to the luscious north of Brazil.
A highlight of his assortment were his "bio-jewels" created by native craftsmen within the north, with a robust stress on honest trade and sustainability.

With her beach wear and lingerie, Adriana Degreas predicted it's reaching to be a hot, hot summer.
Her muslin tunics, feminine, gold lame swimsuits and floaty, sheer, lightwear styles stole the show, drawing on the influence of Africa on Brazil.

There was huge applause too for Movimento's assortment of summer wear "inspired by the poetry and therefore the colours of the tropics."

Swimsuits were embellished with huge colourful parrots, bright tropical flowers, or for a modification of scene, plain white items topped with Egyptian-inspired, or military trying significant chain necklaces.

"Brazil is improving, the country is growing, we predict it'll be a good summer," said designer Tininha da Fonte.

Brazil is that the largest economy in Latin America, and therefore the sixth biggest within the world, and is booming in contrast to the gloom that has descended on the troubled eurozone.

Agua de Coco turned to Turkey, and sent bronzed models sashaying down the runway in bikinis drawn within the golden, fiery hues of the sunset over the beach.

Forum's assortment drew the most important crowds late Wednesday but, with its robust uneven styles in daring oranges and inexperienced, like a plastic dress stamped with huge inexperienced limes.
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J Crew Expanding Asian Country

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Fashion retailer J.Crew announced plans to expand into Asia June eleven, revealing a collaboration with Asia's leading designer specialty store Lane Crawford.

As of October 2012, Lane Crawford's retail and on-line stores can give customers throughout Hong Kong and China with access to the J.Crew women's and men's collections.

"We forever need to figure with the 'best of the simplest,' and Lane Crawford was at the highest of our fantasy list. When it involves editing and presenting collections with an inventive and elevated purpose of read, nobody will it higher. we have a tendency to are beyond excited to partner with Lane Crawford to assist introduce J.Crew to Asia," J.Crew's chairman and CEO Millard Drexler explained in an exceedingly unharness.

The fashion store, that has previously collaborated with designers as well as Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo, has giant scale plans to expand internationally within the returning years. the choice to favor enlargement into China signals the ever-increasing shift of the trade towards targeting Asian customers, with London Fashion Week designer Paul Smith recently revealing growth plans in China.

Other European fashion homes like Christian Dior, Gucci and Burberry, are set to considerably increase their Chinese stores within the next 5 years.

That isn't to mention that J.Crew is ignoring the ecu market -- at the big apple Fashion Week earlier this year the firm mentioned tentative plans to open a London store in 2013 and therefore the retailer still has plans to open specialty stores in choose markets across Europe.
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