Socks or No Socks?

Do people even wear socks anymore? One of the most polarizing trends in men's fashion as of late, going sockless is experiencing a resurgence especially in humid, sunny Singapore. Yet, as the old adage goes - there's a time and place for everything. Depending on the style of shoe as well as the occasion, here's when... Continue Reading →


Suede: The Wear & Care

Made from the inner layer of calfskin and treated through a sanding process, suede is manufactured to be luxuriously smooth and soft. Yet, many often steer away from suede, believing suede to be difficult to maintain. This could not be further from the truth - suede shoes are actually the easiest type of shoes to... Continue Reading →

Goodyear Welted Vs Cemented Construction

We know it’s not always true that the more expensive something is, the better its quality. Yet, when we compare goodyear welted shoes to cemented, rubber-soled ones, they are thought to be more superior in terms of appearance, comfort, and durability. When it comes to shoes, appearance and comfort is, for the most part, subjective;... Continue Reading →

Know your shoes: The Oxfords

Classy, elegant and sleek, the Oxfords are staples in men’s wardrobes. Every Oxford features closed lacing, which means that the front (or vamp, to be technical) covers the back (or the quarters). Below is a comparison of the Oxford (top) and a Derby (bottom), the latter characterized by open lacing. Some men prefer the open-laced... Continue Reading →

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