From Shoes To Shirt – Build YOUR Outfit From The Feet Up (In 5 Steps!)
From Shoes To Shirt – Build YOUR Outfit From
The Feet Up (In 5 Steps!) [0:00:00]
So, the average Joe when he’s getting dressed, the first thing he does is look at his clothes.
Next, he chooses his shoes. Now, you, you’re not the average Joe. You
watch my channel and you love good shoes and you want to build the outfit around them.
In today’s video, gents, it’s feet first, building your outfit around your shoes.
So, let’s start things off with the wholecut. As you know, a modern classic a great-looking
dress shoe, one that in many ways can be worn in almost the same situations as a cap toe
oxford. You notice here, I didn’t go with black. I didn’t even go with a dark burgundy.
I went with a medium brown. So, how would you wear these shoes? What would you pair
them with? So, let’s start things off with the classic
navy suit. What I like about this is it allows the wholecuts to shine. These are shoes that
really the color isn’t going to grab too much attention. It’s all about the style. There’s
not much contrast between the shoes and the suit, and that’s perfectly fine.
Now, the navy suit, those are a dime a dozen. Everyone’s got a classic navy suit. But, look
at that wholecut, it’s very subtle. It doesn’t scream for attention, but it is something
when people look at your shoes, they’re going to notice the style is different and that
color there’s something about it. Now, could we have gone for a more attention-grabbing
color? Of course we could have. We could have gone with oxblood right here. That would definitely
have drawn more attention to the shoes. But, me, personally, I like the brown blue combination.
Now, what about those same wholecuts with a more casual look, maybe a casual suit in
gray? Now, a lot of people stay away from gray and brown or black and brown, but guess
what? Look at the shoe right here. It actually is taking black and mixing brown and that
is a perfectly fine combination if you have the confidence to pull it off and if you like
the look. Now, that brown may look good, but the oxblood
combination with that gray, that looks amazing. Look at this combination here. The shoes right
here steal the spotlight. In this case, if that’s what you want to go for, I love this
combination. Oxblood works with black, it works with all variations of gray, just brings
just a color punch to this entire outfit. Now, what about taking wholecuts and dress
them down? Let’s look at this combination. Right here, we’ve got the light brown trousers,
dark green jacket, light blue shirt. Overall, a good combination. Again, what I like about
these wholecuts is they don’t draw attention, they kind of blend in overall they look fine.
Now, what about the oxblood wholecuts? Similar to the casual suit, they’re screaming for
attention, and I think they’re a little bit too overpowering for this outfit. I think
the confident man can pull it off, but I really like something a little bit more subtle. To
me the shoes, just a bit too loud. And now, let’s talk about wholecuts in jeans.
Should you go this casual? Notice that the browns, those actually you could pull these
off, but I would be very careful. I think wholecuts actually deserve to be in a little
bit more of a dressier company. They’re too formal I think for wearing with jeans.
And, guys, if you disagree or agree with me, I want to hear from you down in the comments.
Now, gents, all the shoes you see in today’s video, you can grab over at Ace Marks, they’re
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they make amazing shoes for an amazing price. So, I love Ace Marks for a number of reasons,
but first up, quality build. So, all their shoes are handcrafted in Italy by fourth-generation
artisans. They use only the best leather on the upper of their shoes and then, the construction
they use a Blake stitch. And I love a Blake stitch because it creates a very streamlined
very sleek looking shoe. Next up, let’s talk about fit and comfort.
So, Ace Marks spent a lot of time working on the last, making sure that they had a comfortable
overall design. And then, on the inside of the shoe, we have a memory foam which they
use basically a shoe is going to form around your foot.
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Next up, we’ve got the double monk in burgundy. Now, the double monk, the single monk, the
whole buckle type of she was been around for hundreds of years. But, it’s really been the
last two decades that the double monk has started to become popular in menswear. The
last decade, it’s actually become a fashion trend, and I think for good reason.
It is a great shoe that when fitted to the foot properly is very comfortable. In addition,
it’s just got the right amount of flash. Those little buckles right there, it’s something
that draws attention to the foot, at the same time, it’s not overpowering. What I love about
these is their versatility. And, let’s put it to the test.
So, first up, wearing the double monks with a navy suit. Classic navy suit, everyone has
it in their wardrobe. But, right there you set yourself apart with those double monk
straps. Look at that look at that combination right there. The shoes are what grab attention
and set the whole look apart. Now, let’s go over to the casual suit. What
do we see? Again, the double monk is right at home. So, overall double monks are probably
too casual to wear with navy if you were actually to follow the rules, but they’re perfectly
fine to be worn with a casual suit like this. Especially skip the necktie going for something
maybe a little bit lighter and gray like we’ve got here, a perfect combination.
[0:05:08] Or is this the perfect combination? Look at
this right here. We’ve got the brown trousers with the green jacket blue shirt again, and
I just think that this combination right here is perfect. Maybe that burgundy just works
so well with the green, it works incredibly well with the brown. Overall, great color
combination. All right. So, I feel like I’m flipping all
over the place. Look at this combination right here. The double monks with the jeans absolutely
love this color combination. The burgundy with that indigo right there, and then, right
there just, yeah, the green jacket. This is a solid combination, hence why I love the
double monks. They’re so versatile. You can dress them up,
you can dress them down there at home and if you’re traveling, they slip on slip off.
Just a great pair of shoes, guys. Make sure you’ve got them in your wardrobe.
So, what other dress you can give the double monk a run for its money? How about a dress
boot, guys? The chelsea dress boot. This has been around for 50 to 60 years. Made popular
by the Beatles, but it goes a lot farther back than that.
Right here is a classic chelsea in a very sleek overall look. And what I love about
this, guys, look, no frills and very functional. So, you’ll notice the higher heel right here,
slips on and off? If you’re going to be traveling in inclement weather, guys, look for the chelsea
boot. And, let’s look at how this chelsea boot works
with that navy suit. Guys, classic simple clean combination. What I love, look at that
clean line. There — there’s no buckles, there’s nothing to grab your attention, just a sleek
looking pair of shoes. Yes, you can pull this off with a suit and it looks great.
But, let’s say you want to change it up. You want to add a bit of texture. Can you actually
pull off a pair of suede chelseas with that navy suit? Well, let’s look at the combination.
I personally think that this has a little bit too much contrast. It makes it a casual
suit combination. Can you pull it off? Yes. Would I pull it off? I would be careful here.
So, let’s actually look at another type of suit, the more casual gray suit. Look at the
combination now. You see, I think that this is better. We don’t have a stark of a contrast
and we have a casual suit with a more casual shoe or a dress boot type of combination here.
Now, what if you want something sleeker with that casual suit, something we can wear out
at night to dress it up a bit. Look at this combination. Right here, this would be great
for going out on the town. You’re in New York City, you’re downtown Chicago, you want to
look good feel good, look at this combination right here.
Now, let’s take it down a notch, let’s go a bit more casual. Let’s bring in those brown
flannel cotton trousers along with that green jacket blue shirt combination. Actually, it
looks really great with those chelseas especially right here with the suede. Again, a great
combination. Just look at the color contrast, beautiful combination.
Or maybe that combination is too casual, you want to dress it up just a bit. You can do
that with simply changing out the fabric, the material on the shoe. Look at that combination
now. Look, just beautiful right there. And, again, it takes this casual outfit, business
casual and dresses it up just a notch. How would it look with jeans? Well, let’s
look at the combination. I think that this looks actually pretty darn good. It gives
a nice monochromatic look. Notice how there’s almost no contrast. This would be great for
going out at night. But, my favorite look right here, look at
the suede combination, boom. Right here, we’ve got that suede the light tan works with that
indigo, just beautiful and the suede the texture just a good combination.
Now, what about sneakers? Now, I have to admit I have a lot to learn when it comes to sneakers,
but let me show you a few combinations. Sneakers with a navy suit? No, probably not going to
work. Sneakers with a casual suit? Maybe if you’re a rock star. But, yeah, for me, I don’t
think I could really pull this off. Sneakers with those brown cotton flannels
and a sports jacket? Ah, maybe. I think I maybe could pull this look off. Sneakers with
jeans? Yes. This is the combination I feel most comfortable in and, yes, I would actually
wear this outfit out. What do you think? Let me know down in the comments.
So, at this point, you may be wondering, Antonio, that’s great information. But, actually, which
shoes are more formal? Those shoes right there or these shoes and how do I actually understand
all this? Well, guys, I’ve got you covered in this video
right here where I break out the formality of shoes. I hope you understand. I give you
the rules to understand why some shoes are more casual why other shoes are more formal.
So, check out this video right here, guys, to understand more about shoes.
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