Take Care of Your Possessions
Shoes are an essential part of all outfits. It can be the statement piece that can command all the attention or it can put the finishing touch on a dapper suit. Dirty shoes are frowned upon and it's this small detail many people miss. To be truly presentable, a gentleman must ensure all details are consistent and above par from head to toe.
Hence it's important to learn how to clean your leather dress shoes. In today's post, we provide simple steps involved in cleaning, conditioning, and polishing dress shoes.
Checklist of required tools:
*Above is the short list of items required to do the job; the items are inexpensive and will last a long time. The leather cleaners and conditioners are sold at most shoe stores. My favorite brand is Lexol, a leather cleaning kit is sold for $13 on Amazon. Here is the simple style advice on how to keep your dress shoes looking new.
*** Read product label to determine optimal amount of product to use
As there is a lot of wait time for the leather to dry, it's a good idea to clean multiple pairs of dress shoes at once. Following the steps above keep the leather upper in great condition and the shoe wax form a protective layer preventing stains and minor scuffs. Below is a an excellent video that demonstrate a similar cleaning method used by a popular YouTuber Antonio. With good cleaning habits, your dress shoes will last you a life time. The sole of the shoes can be replace as it wears out.
Hope you find this information useful. Feel free to contact me here if you have questions.
Plaid suit - Express, $220 ($160 suit sale, $60 tailoring)
White shirt - Hudson's Bay, $30 (sale)
Floral tie - Club Monaco, $3o (sale)
Arrow pocket square - Simple Style Manual, $25
Lion lapel pin - Simple Style Manual, $15 ***Buy at store here***
Dragon stone bracelet - Simple Style Manual, $25 ***Buy at store here***
There comes a time in every man's life to upgrade from a solid colored suit to a patterned suit. This plaid suit is a head turner as the pattern is very distinct. The secret to wearing a patterned suit is to pair it with a solid white shirt. A patterned shirt will clash with the pattern of your suit and create a very noisy outfit. This is one of the many times a white shirt makes sense so make sure you own more than one.
First time blogger, long time style enthusiast.