10 Shoes That Will Complete Any Man’s Collection

10 Shoes That Will Complete Any Man’s Collection

It is difficult to find the right balance with your footwear collection. Often you can own too many models of the same style and not enough of another. We’ve compiled a list for you so you can have every eventuality covered. Here are the ten shoes that will complete any man’s collection.

1) Everyday Trainers

A pair of versatile trainers is a must-have for your collection. This pair can adapt to most casual looks but do not necessarily make a statement and attract attention. The grey Adidas Gazelle shoes seen below are an ideal example.

2) Summer Trainers

Not sure what to wear with your favourite shorts in the summer? You can’t go wrong with a pair of lightweight low cut trainers. The canvass upper of Converse is perfect for Summer wearing. The shoes below are Converse White All Star Low Trainers.

3) Casual Boots

This type of shoe is needed in your collection for when a smart-casual ensemble is required. These boots offer a more refined style without the formality of other footwear options. The brown Hudson Houghton boots are perfect for this.

4) Flip-Flops / Sandals

Everyone needs a pair of flip-flops and sandals in their life. There’s nothing better for wearing on those hot days by the beach or in the garden than a pair of Havaianas. The pair featured here are the Havaianas Black Logo Flip-Flops.

5) Brogues

We feel that everyone should own a pair of Brogues. This type of shoe can complement your formal look but will also suit casual outfits too. This is an adaptable footwear option which you really should own. The stunning Grenson Matthew Brogues are ideal.

Grenson brogue

6) Formal Shoes

Not much needs to be explained with this addition. Pair these shoes with your finest suit or business attire and you’re dressed to kill. The PS by Paul Smith black Antick Starling Shoes are the ideal example of the formal pair you must own.

Paul Smith shoe

7) Running Trainer

With today’s gym culture and thirst for fitness, the athletic clothing industry has boomed which means that the technology used in this type of product has advanced massively. The level of performance that can be expected from a running trainer is impressive. You really need to try the Y-3 Sprint Trainers.

Y-3 sprint trainers


8 ) Classic canvas shoes

A classic canvas shoe is perfect for slipping on over the milder months, as they’re comfortable and will complete your casual look. These navy TOMS canvas shoes are definitely a must have.

TOMS canvas shoe

9) Sturdy boots

Whether you’re wearing them for the winter or on your active weekend away, a pair of high quality boots is needed in your collection. You really can’t get any better than the Timberland 6-Inch Premiums.

10) Statement Trainers

Finally, a pair of statement trainers is needed for your collection. This pair of shoes is intended to be distinctive and draw attention to your look. Giuseppe Zanotti red croc leather trainers are one of the best models for this.

Zanotti red trainer



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Things to do in London this weekend

With the long weekend finally upon us, it is time to let loose and enjoy your time off work. If you’re at a loose end and need to make plans, here is our pick of what’s happening around the capital this weekend.

Good Ship Benefit – Friday 29th April
Celebrate payday in style with Good Ship Benefit. Set with a backdrop of the Thames on the waters of Victoria Embankment, the company have transformed a ship into a one-stop pampering haven styled to perfection with San Francisco influences. Partake in beauty classes, fitness sessions and most importantly cocktails as you visit rooms devoted to the perfect brow, skin and lashes before making it towards the deck to party along to DJ sets and fabulousness. Find out more here: http://www.goodshipbenefit.com/benefit-bar.php.

Fashion Heritage Exhibition – Friday 29th April
Protein celebrates urban fashion heritage tonight with an exhibition dedicates to some of the greats of yesteryear: Fila, Kappa, Schott NYC, Hummel and Liquiproof. In this display you can view unseen pieces and fashion editorials that will bring to life the cultural trends of years gone by. Once you’ve browsed the collection you can view revered vintage pieces from Burberry, Benentton, Stone Island and Polo Ralph Lauren. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/RichLondonPR/.

Cub De Fromage On Ice – Friday 29th April
There are few better ways to spend a Friday night than partying at Alexandra Palace on an ice rink to cheesy pop music. The music will consist of everything from Abba to Taylor Swift and will be joined by a fully licensed bar. Fancy dress, games and prize giveaways will all make an appearance though you are not obliged to take part. You can hire ice skates at the venue for a small fee though booking is recommended. Check it out here: http://www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/club-de-fromage-on-ice/.

Peckham Salvage Yard – Saturday 30th April
Get your vintage fix this weekend at the Peckham Salvage Yard. Find anything from clothing to homeware or even homemade items at this South London market. This event is arranged from the group behind the Hackney Flea Market. Whilst bargain hunting, you can indulge in one of the many street food stalls on offer whilst enjoying music from the live DJ set. Find all the details here:  http://www.hackneyfleamarket.com/calendar/2016/4/30/peckham-salvage-yard.

Canalway Calvacade – Saturday 30th April
This weekend, Little Venice will be splayed with colour as May bank holiday weekend is set to hold the annual gathering of canal boats organised by the Inland Waterways Association. Roughly 130 boats will be moored along the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade. Many of the buildings around will be decorated for the event while morris dancers, real ale tents, trade stalls, live music and children’s activities will offer entertainment for the day. All you need to know can be found here: https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/canalway_cavalcade/iwa_canalway_cavalcade.

Army Vs Navy Babcock Trophy Rugby Match – Saturday 30th April
On Saturday 80,000 spectators will descend on Twickenham for the largest amateur game in world rugby. A finely tuned Army XV will face off against an in-form Navy XV in the 99th meeting between the two teams. Matches between the women’s and veteran teams will take place earlier on in the day leading up to the main event. Take a look for yourself here: http://www.englandrugby.com/news/features/army-navy-twickenham-from-front-line-try-line/.

Masquerave – Saturday 30th April
Masquerave is a night to truly remember. From Samuel L. Jackson’s cancer charity One For The Boys, this night is billed to be a huge fundraising event for the cause. Some of dance music’s biggest names will be making appearances with names like Jamie XX, Benji B, Eats Everything and Faithless all performing. Other influential guests are set to appear with all proceeds going towards the fight against male cancer. This black tie masquerade is not to be missed. More info here: http://oftbunite.com/events/.

London Falafel Festival – Sunday 1st May
If you are a falafel lover then there is really only one place for you to be this weekend. The London Falafel Festival is a celebration of the insanely popular vegetarian dish. Based in Borough Market, chefs from Cairo, Beirut and North London will prepare four unique dishes that will then be in turn judged by the attendees. If you can’t resist a bit of Falafel then check out the event here: http://www.youngandfoodish.com/event/london-falafel-festival-1-may/.

The Bloody Brunch Club – Sunday 1st May
The Bloody Brunch Club does not see brunch as the usual recovery session by more as a bridge to more partying. Expect to hear an array of reggae, soul and funk music alongside a special tribute to legendary musician Prince. Combine this with a selection of gourmet brunch dishes, your choice of Bloody Mary variations and the screening of classic childhood films. All because your bank holiday weekend deserves a happy ending. Book your place here: https://grubclub.com/the-bloody-brunch-club/the-bloody-brunch-club-the-bloody-brunch-club-bank-holiday-special/6206.

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How to Dress to Impress in Your Job Interview

How to dress for a job interview

Don’t let a poor wardrobe choice ruin your chances of landing your dream job! Though, as the age old saying goes, you should never judge a book by its cover, first impressions are largely formed on the basis of how somebody chooses to present themselves.

Obviously your skills and experience are paramount in your success at a job interview, but it is certainly worth taking the time to put together an outfit that tells your prospective employer that you are professional and take pride in the way that you portray yourself.

Knowing what to wear isn’t always simple and it may vary from industry to industry, however there are a few things you can keep in mind when selecting your interview oufit.

Dress for the job

Dress codes can differ between companies and industries and whereas some businsesses stick to formal workwear, others take a much more casual approach. Contrary to popular belief, a suit may not always be necessary for your interview. If you’ve applied for a job in fashion or another creative industry for instance, making a bit of statement with your outfit could work to your advantage.

It’s better to be over dressed than under dressed

Some companies offer a bit of an insight into their company culture on their website career page, or even on social media, so a bit of research can help you to make a judgement about how to dress. If you are unsure about the appropriate etiquette, it is always safer to eer on the side of caution and present yourself as smartly as possible. The best rule to follow is to dress one notch above what you would usually wear for work.

For men, you can’t go wrong in a sleek suit and a smart pair of leather shoes. If you’re a woman opt for a feminine blouse and smart pair of tailored trousers, or a chic pencil skirt.

job interview

SHOP: Frame White Striped Neck Tie Blouse / PS by Paul Smith Indigo Fully Lined Suit

Don’t be afraid of colour

A lot of people automatically gravitate towards black and white when they are dressing for an interview, but there is not need to be afraid of adding some colour to your look! Your choice of outfit can say a lot about you as a person and that’s exactly what employers are looking to learn in an interview. I’m not saying you should go wild and don a Hawaiian shirt, or something of the sort, but incorporating splash of colour can help you to stand out and express your personality. A coloured blouse, or tie should do the trick!

Don’t neglect your footwear

People often leave their shoes as a bit of an afterthought, but they can be just as central to your look, as your clothing. The most important thing is to make sure that they are clean and in a good condition. Avoid wearing anything that you struggle to walk in, as you don’t know how far you may have to walk to the meeting room.

smart shoes

SHOP: Michael Kors Black Nathalie High Pump Shoe / Hudson Black Francis Brogue Shoes

Be comfortable

Make sure that you have tried on your outfit ahead of your interview, as the last thing you need is to wake up in the morning and find it doesn’t fit properly. Choose something that is comfortable and the more relaxed you feel, the more you will be yourself and be able to concentrate on how you answer your interviewer’s questions. You may also want to consider the weather and time of the year when choosing your outfit, as a job interview can have you feeling flustered on its own, without the addition of a wooly jumper on a sunny day!

Add some understated accessories

Don’t underestimate the power of accessorising! Your finishing touches can add personality to your outfit, while keeping your attire conservative and interview appropriate. Try not to go over the top, as a smart tie, or a chic bag could be all it takes to give your look an instant upgrade.

interview accessories

 SHOP: Hugo Boss Navy 6cm Tie / Michael Kors Selma Large Satchel Bag in Black

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