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    What are the Different Types of Leather?

    INTRODUCTION   With the wedding season coming, it is time to try out our pair of shiny new Oxford. After all, the point of wearing them is to show off your elegance, and possibly how much you can afford it. While it is nice to wear Oxford shoes, not all of them are made with the same leather quality. Therefore, it is very important to know about the different types of leather as well. Whole cut Oxford (Source: Drmenstyle.com) WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?   Well, there are basically different kinds of leather, which definitely have different kinds of grades. To ensure that you are able to maximize your leather with…

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    Type of Oxford Shoes- Patent Oxford Shoes

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back, you fine ass gentlemen. As you know, we are exploring the different types of oxford shoes as this is the month of October. And for some reason, Octobers are always filled with weddings, especially in Malaysia. Therefore, it is only logical that you will want to wear oxford shoes for wedding. Today, we will go through another type of oxford which is known as a black patent leather oxford. Wedding at Fiji (Source:fiji.travel.us) WHAT EXACTLY IS A BLACK PATENT LEATHER OXFORD?   In essence, a black patent leather oxford is a type of Oxford shoes that uses patent leather to manufacture. Instead of referring to a…

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    Type of Oxford Shoes- WholeCut Oxford

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our post about the type of Oxford shoes. Previously, we explored the wingtip or brogue shoes in this post. Click here if you missed out on our previous post. Today, we will take a look at another kind of Oxford variation, the Wholecut Oxford. In summary, this is the perfect blend of casual as well as formal Oxford shoes. Wingtip or Brogue Oxford (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   WHAT EXACTLY IS A WHOLECUT OXFORD?   Just like the name suggests, a whole cut oxford is referring to the whole upper portion of the Oxford being constructed from one single piece of leather ONLY. Typical Oxford shoes require…

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    How to Wear Oxford Shoes- With Jeans!! Part 1

    INTRODUCTION   I know that some of you who are reading this might be wondering. Who in the world wears formal dress shoes with jeans?!!! It is generally accepted that dress shoes should not be paired with casual pants, especially jeans. However, this is just a guide to wear Oxford shoes, not a full set of laws and rules that you must follow. And besides, it is not like breaking the rules will get the police to arrest you!! Therefore, today we will take a look at the methods to pair Oxford shoes with jeans!! Don’t be this guy (Source:cbslosangeles.com) HOW TO PAIR OXFORD SHOES WITH JEANS   As most…

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    Type of Oxford Shoe- Brogues

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our Oxford shoe series. Previously, we covered another type of Oxford shoes, called the wingtip. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Today, we will learn about another kind of Oxford shoes called Brogue. Brogue is the name given as a short form for Broguing. In simpler terms, Broguing is the process of adding perforations or holes onto the dress shoes. Depending on the manufacturer, each Brogue oxford will have different styles and design. Wing Tip Oxford (Source: Drmenstyle.com) WHAT IS A BROGUE SHOES   Brogue Oxford is basically an Oxford with perforations and holes…

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    How to Wear Oxford shoe Part 2

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to part 2 of our practical guide in wearing Oxford dress shoe. Previously, we have touched a little about wearing these bad boys in our part 1 post. If however, you missed them, you can click here to read all about it. Not only does the Oxford shoe looks great on formal shirts, but it also looks great for a more semi-formal outfit. Therefore, we will be exploring the different methods and style of pairing your semi-formal outfit to the Oxford dress shoe. How to Wear Oxford Shoe Part 1 (Source: Drmenstyle.com) HOW TO WEAR OXFORD SHOE- SEMI FORMAL   Depending on your definition of semi-formal,…

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    How to Wear Oxford Shoes Part 1

    INTRODUCTION   Every gentleman must be able to know the in’s and out’s of his clothing. As much as it the fashion terms and history is important, it is also important to know how to style them. At the end of the day, a woman is not going to be impressed with how much knowledge you know. Who cares if you knew that the Oxford shoes originated from Oxford University if you can’t even wear them properly? Therefore, Drmenstyle.com will teach you how to wear Oxford shoes like a gentleman. History of Oxford Shoes (Source: Drmenstyle.com) HOW TO WEAR OXFORD SHOES   Most of the time, a gentleman will wear…

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    Type of Oxford Shoes- WingTip Oxford

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to another Oxford shoe post. This time, we are going to be exploring even more variation of Oxford shoe styles. In fact, we have explored the plain toe and cap-toe Oxfords respectively in this and this post. Therefore, if you are ready, then let’s dive straight into the wing-tip Oxford. Just for your information, the wing-tip Oxford is considered an Oxford, but not as formal as the previous two styles of Oxford. Cap Toe Oxford (Source: Drmenstyle.com) Plain Toe Oxford (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   WINGTIP OXFORD   Wingtip Oxford is a style of Oxford shoe which features a toe-cap in the shape of a wing. Basically, it…

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    Type of Oxford Shoes- Cap Toe Oxford

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to another series of shoes. Today, we will be exploring the different type of Oxford shoe design, starting with the cap toe oxford. Previously, we learned about the first type of Oxford shoe design, which is the plain toe Oxford. However, if you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Therefore, let’s not waste any more time and dive straight to the topic.   Types of Oxford Shoe- Plain Toe (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   WHAT EXACTLY IS A CAP TOE OXFORD?   To put it simply, a cap-toe Oxford shoe is an Oxford shoe with an additional piece of…

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    Type of Oxford Shoes- Plain Toe

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our shoe series. These past two months, we will be exploring our favorite shoe, the Oxford shoes. In fact, we have previously explored the history of Oxford shoes here. However, if you still do not understand, let us summarise for you. An Oxford shoe is basically an elegant dress shoe with laces. Similar to our watches, Oxford shoes have evolved in recent years to adopt various styles. Therefore, we will be exploring the types of Oxford design, starting with the plain toe Oxford. History of Oxford Shoes (Source: Drmenstyle.com) WHAT IS A PLAIN TOE OXFORD?   Just like the name suggests, a plain toe oxford…

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    History of the Oxford Shoes

    INTRODUCTION   We all love a pair of Oxford shoes. In fact, it has become a staple of menswear fashion, that every fashion magazine will recommend every man to have a pair of oxford. And, it is always recommended to own at least two pairs, black and brown. However, do you know the history of Oxford shoes? Why is it important to know about it? Well, a gentleman must know his fashion in and out. Therefore, today we will learn about the history of Oxford shoes. Kenneth Cole Cap Toe Oxford (Source: Amazon.com) ALDO Brown Oxford (Source: Zalora.com)   HISTORY OF THE OXFORD SHOES   The history of Oxford Shoes…

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    What Are Oxford Shoes?

    INTRODUCTION   Previously, we learned about the oxford shirt and its history. Therefore, if you missed out on our previous post, we gladly will help to summarise for you. In summary, an oxford shirt is a variation of the plain weave, normally worn in informal dress code situations. Although the oxford shirt shares the same name as the English city of Oxford and the university, it doesn’t originate from there. Oxford Shirt Explanation (Source: Drmenstyle.com) However, today’s topic, which is the oxford shoes does originate from Oxford, London. In fact, it is because of the Ivy League students during the 1950s, the Oxford shoes became popular. Therefore, what exactly is…

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    How to wear Boat shoes- Office Environment

    INTRODUCTION   Despite being a casual shoe, there are some situations where you can still rock a nice pair of boat shoes. In fact, one of the questions that people always ask is if it is acceptable to wear boat shoes for work? The short answer is yes, it is definitely acceptable. The long answer, however, depends on a lot of factors like dress codes, the definition, rules and regulations and etc. In the world of fashion, there are a lot of dress codes terms which are thrown about. Business casual (Source: instagram.com) Smart-casual(Source:instagram.com) Business formal (Source:instagram.com) You can see words like smart-casual, semi-formal, business formal, business casual and etc.…

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    Can I Wear Socks With Boat Shoes?

    There is nothing that sparks more argument than whether or not socks can be worn with boat shoes. If you do a quick search on the internet, a lot of people get butthurt when you wear them both. Apparently, socks are like that one person in University which you do not like for no absolute reason.   INTRODUCTION Weather Report Malaysia (Source: Google.com) Generally, boat shoes are meant to be worn during summer or spring. But since Malaysia is full round hot (with occasion rain), boat shoes will be the perfect casual-ish style. Personally, I prefer to wear either espadrilles, boat shoes or even a low cut sneakers if I…

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    How to Break Your Boat Shoes?

    Imagine this scenario playing in your head. You tried on a pair of boat shoes and walked around the shop and you thought, ” This is perfect. I will take it!!”. Feeling excited after purchasing your boat shoes, you can’t wait to wear them tomorrow and show it off to all your friends and family. Blisters on the back of the heel (Source:fairfieldpodiatry.com.au) As follows, you put on a pair of boat shoes and went to brunch. To your horror, while wearing the boat shoes and going on to do your thing, you keep finding the boat shoes hard leather scraping against your leg. When you get back home, you discovered…

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    How Should I Wear Boat Shoes with Casual Pants??

    Apparently, men online only have two reactions to boat shoes. In fact, they either love it or extremely hate it. When we say hate, we mean total disgust, to the point of puking when they see boat shoes.   Personally, I really like boat shoes not only for how practical they are but also because there are many ways to pair it with your top and bottom clothing, especially in a casual setting. Don’t believe me, let’s dive straight in.   CHINOS ALL THE WAY   Yellow Chinos with Boat Shoes (Source: lookastic.com) One of the classic styles of pairing the boat shoes is with a cotton fabric chinos due…

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    How Should I Wear a Boat Shoes?

      Boat Shoes on Display (Source: instagram.com/nobleman_shoes) I like boat shoes. In fact, I may be a little biased towards them as wearing one always brings me back memories during my awkward college days. In fact, every time I think of boat shoes, I will always think of my days studying at Taylor’s University. Awkward Photo’s during 2014 (Source: Facebook.com) With my awkward haircut, awful fashion sense and out of the place boat shoes fashion style, I felt confident at that time. Don’t laugh, everyone has their awkward days. (*Silently cries)   HOW TO WEAR A BOAT SHOES (LIKE REALLY!!) Last day of Uni, also saying farewell to our terrible…

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    How to Really Polish your Leather Dress Shoes

    Have you ever polished your leather shoes? If your answer is yes, then that is good. Interestingly, there are many benefits to polishing your leather shoes. In fact, some people have reported that polishing shoes help to nourish the leather. Cobbler polishing his shoes (Source: dawn.com) In turn, nourishing the leather helps to protect the leather shoes and ensures that it lasts for long periods of time. However, if the answer is no, then let me teach you how to properly polish your leather shoes. INTRODUCTION   Before we begin, make sure to have the following items on hand before you start polishing. The items are listed as below  …

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    What More Should You Know About Boat Shoes

    Now that you know a little about boat shoe’s history, why not we give you more to learn about boat shoes and some interesting facts. Let’s go!!!   Early “Boat Shoes”   Before the invention of boat shoes, people don’t have proper shoes for use on boats and sailing. The choices for shoes for sailing were only two. Canvas with crepe rubber soles or canvas with coiled rope soles. Clarks desert boots which feature a “crepe rubber sole” (Source: Amazon.com) These type of soles has its good and bads. The crepe rubber sole shoes were slippery when wet but can be used on dry surfaces very well. Clarks desert boots…