timeless saying goes, “You can tell the measure of a man by his shoes” – and this may be the reason I have over 40 pairs.
Now you might think it strange that I have more shoes than my wife, but I have not bought a pair for over a decade. What you pay for is what you get when it comes to wheels.
Shoes are often the most overlooked item in a man’s wardrobe, yet they are arguably the most important. They say a lot about your personality, taste and attention to fine detail and can be the difference between looking average or immaculate.
Quality, durability, comfort, style and sophistication are what you get when purchasing a high-grade shoe.
Of course, workmanship, material, detail and design comes at a price, but is an investment when compared to machineproduced cheaper counterparts, which need to be replaced on a regular basis.
Luxurious shoes are usually handmade, meaning a timely and quality-assured process that can have in excess of a dozen people cutting, stitching and tanning to guarantee a flawless finish. This process will ensure fewer machine manufacturing mistakes coupled with a more detailed finish that ensures longer life.
Lower-priced imitations are associated with a lack of style, taste and imagination. And no one wants that.
Poor quality shoes are more noticeable when a man is well dressed due to the contrast it creates; therefore it is far better to have four pairs of good quality shoes than 10 pairs of average shoes. Skimp on your shirts, pants and casualwear if need be but never on your shoes.
So, invest in a fine pair and stick to the following rules to ensure they last for years and stay looking good as new: