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Shoes & Boots

Understanding Shoe Construction: Goodyear Welt, Blake Stitch, & Cementing

Categories: Learn, Spend

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A huge factor in how much a pair of shoes will cost and how long they’ll last is based on their construction method. Do you know what you’re buying?

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The $10 Canvas Sneaker

Categories: Spend, The Field Manual

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A wardrobe staple at an unbeatable price.

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Lock Laces: The Best Thing to Happen to Shoe Laces Since the Double Knot

Categories: Spend, Train

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Regular laces are literally like using ropes to strap your shoes on. If you participate in tough athletics, you need something more.

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Style Upgrade: Enter to Win a $200 Florsheim Gift Card!

Categories: Live, Spend

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Shoes make the man. We’ve heard over and over that wearing sharp shoes is important. Whether you can tell much about a man by how often he shines his shoes or not, wearing the right pair will define how you look overall. Unfortunately sometimes landlords care more about rent then their tenant’s shoe quality. No [...]

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The Loafer: The (Dressy) Alternative to the Boat Shoe

Categories: Spend

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There’s another option for the warmer months besides boat shoes and flip flips.

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Style Q&A: What’s the Deal with Wingtips?

Categories: Learn, Spend

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The infamous dress shoe explained.

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Spring Essentials: Canvas Shoes with 10 Picks

Categories: Spend

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Ditch your athletic shoes and pick up a pair of canvas sneakers this spring. They look great with jeans, shorts, corduroys, or chinos. Get started with these 10 picks.

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Warm Weather Essentials: The Boat Shoe (With Our Picks)

Categories: Spend

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The boat shoe is the well-dressed man’s flip flop. It will easily take you to the beach, the pool, the boardwalk, plus a million places a flip flop shouldn’t go. It pairs with shorts in a way few leather shoes can, and looks equally sharp with a pair of jeans, corduroys, or chinos.

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Style Q&A: Finding Quality Socks That Fit

Categories: Spend

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When socks are sold in ranges that are supposed to accommodate 6 shoe sizes, it’s no wonder guys can have a hard time finding a decent pair that fit correctly, and are built to last. Grant’s on the case.

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Boots for Fall

Categories: Learn, Spend

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It’s time to wrap up your ankles, insulate your toes and waterproof your heels. Whether your uniform is a gray flannel suit or denim overalls, your boots should be made of the best materials available while standing up to the elements in style.

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Style Q&A: What to Wear Under Light Blazers, Trouble Matching Shoes, and Finding Clothes for a Big Guy in Skinny Prep Stores

Categories: Spend

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This week Grant tackles your questions dealing with what to wear with lightweight blazers, bringing your shoes and outfit together, and finding clothes that fit at places like J.Crew for bigger guys.

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Ready for Action: Our Spring Essentials

Categories: The Field Manual

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Spring is here: stay cool, dress smart with our warmer weather essentials.

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Classic Bucks: The Perfect Casual Dress Shoe

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Men’s shoes these days fall into two categories, dressy and casual. But dress shoes don’t look right with jeans, and sometimes you want something more dressed up than sneakers or boots. For these times, we recommend the suede buck.

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The White Canvas Sneaker: Primer Approved

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There’s no other casual shoe as versatile as the white canvas sneaker. Perfect for spring and summer, but a great look all year round. We’ve got some selections and how to wear them.

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Style Q&A: Socks Matching Pants, Which Buttons Count on a Polo, and Options for Brown Lace Ups

Categories: Spend

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Professional style consultant Grant Harris responds to your questions about how close your socks and pants have to match, if buttoning your polo to the top is nerdy, and finding quality brown lace up shoes for a man on a budget.

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How to Protect Your Leather Boots from Winter

Categories: Learn

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Every guy knows he has to keep his dress shoes polished to protect the leather and to make them last. But what do you use to protect and maintain leather boots from the cold, water and salt of winter?

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Your Gray Suit’s New Brown Shoes

Categories: Spend

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Break away from the everyday and pair your slick gray suit (you took our advice, didn’t you?) with a classic pair of brown shoes for a traditional look that stands out in today’s black shoe kind of world.

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Laces Out: Cheap Leather Laces Rejuvenate Canvas Shoes

Categories: Spend, The Field Manual

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Bet you never thought a $3 purchase could completely change the look of your shoes for the better. Bring those canvas shoes back to life with this simple, stylish upgrade.

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The Boat Shoe: Primer Approved

Categories: The Field Manual

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Not owning a boat is no reason to not have a pair of boat shoes in your footwear arsenal. With a timeless look and a versatile style, you’ll look great at a company barbecue or just heading out in the sun.

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Boots That Make a Stomping Statement: The 875 by Red Wing

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Whether or not your shoes actually offer a window to your soul, they definitely reveal if you’ve got good taste or not. Make a bold style statement with these classically designed and eye-catching boots.

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The Dakota Mid-Lace by Frye: Primer Approved

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A company doesn’t stay in business for 147 years without turning out a timeless, quality product that always stays in style. We discover why everyone from 60′s college students to Union Soldiers and past Presidents of the United States choose Fryes.

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Shoes That Make A Man: Essential Footwear For The Working Stiff

Categories: Spend

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They say the shoes make the man, and with good reason: they’re among the first things people notice. Make sure you make a solid first impression by putting these classic styles to work.

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Get Kickin: Picking the Right Casual Tennis Shoe

Categories: Spend, The Field Manual

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Shoes tell a woman where a man’s been and where he’s going. Make sure you’re heading the right direction with our top picks for sneakers this summer.

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