How do I wear brown shoes?

When it comes to men’s shoes, brown is the new black. Everywhere you go, it seems like there are men striding by wearing brown shoes.

But are there rules for wearing brown shoes? You bet, but it’s pretty simple.

For brown, dark navy, light navy, or grey suits, brown shoes are an excellent choice. Brown looks especially sharp with a charcoal grey or dark grey suit. Pair a light brown leather shoe with a dark brown suit to make a bold fashion statement.

For a more conservative look, wear a darker shade of brown than the suit you select.

If you have a three-piece suit in your repertoire, consider going with a black shoe over brown. But that’s not a hard fast rule, it depends on the suit and the shade of the brown shoes.

Match the belt to your brown shoes but if you are going with suspenders anything goes.

When not to wear a brown shoe:

When you are donning a formal black suit (or tuxedo), choose black shoes. You also may not wish to wear light brown shoes for dressy evening wear. Go a little darker or choose black.


How do I clean my fedora?

You’ll need these items to clean your fedora:

  • Lint roller
  • Hat brush
  • Wash cloth
  • Blow dryer

First, create a clean space for you to work with your hat. Wash and dry your hands, clear the area, and make sure the surface is free of debris and moisture.

Next, holding the fedora by the rim, brush it gently beginning on one side and moving around the hat until you’ve completed one full rotation.

Gently roll the lint roller over the fedora to remove fuzz, dust, lint, hair, etc.

Lightly dampen the wash cloth and use it to clean any stains on the hat.

Set the blow dryer to the lowest setting and use it to dry the fedora.


Can I wear white after Labor Day?

There was once a “rule” that wearing white after Labor Day was a faux pas, but what do they say about rules? They’re made to be broken. It was a silly rule anyway.

It’s perfectly acceptable to wear white after Labor Day.

What you want to be careful about is what sort of white clothing you choose in the Fall and Winter months. If you are eyeing that short sleeve white dress shirt or a spring white jacket, don’t do it. Wear a sensible white suit or a white hat, even a long white waistcoat, but don’t make it look like you think it’s May.


Wearing white (especially a well-tailored white pinstripe suit) is an excellent way to show off your style when the days get shorter.


Which Online Shaving Club should you choose?

What's all the fuss about buying shaving supplies online? It seems as if everyone is buying razors and cartridges and aftershave on the internet these days. Hasn't shaving been the same for thousands of years?

No, times are changing. If you're simply buying razors and shaving gel as you go from big box retailers, you're wasting time and you're spending too much money. Men (and women) can shave lots of money off their budget by signing up for one of these online shaving clubs. Why spend extra money on shaving when you can use that savings to do fun stuff?


The Most Stylish Men in U.S. History

Who was the most stylish man in the history of the United States? Is it possible to even answer such a question?

We've tried. Here's a timeline that includes some of the more stylish men in the history of America. Do you agree with our selections?