5 Rad Gift Ideas for Dad

 

With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we would suggest some ideas that dad will be sure to appreciate. Okay, technically it’s more than 5 gifts,¬†but we’re not counting. We have too many apropos things not to include on this list. Besides, dad never buys anything for himself so you should do it for him. Because what father really needs another coffee mug or silly tie anyway? Do dads still wear ties?

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WTWW – Men’s Edition: re-souL sneakers

Sometimes you need a shoe that does it all. For men, it can sometimes be a daunting task. You want to look good but you want to be comfortable too. Let us introduce to you the re-souL leather sneaker collection. Leather uppers are dressy enough to get away wearing them to work but comfortable to walk in all day. Here is how we suggest wearing them. re-souL_WTWW_mens_re-souL_sneaks_ss16_green

On occasion, you want to have¬†the ease of no laces, especially at the airport. You can keep your cool through security and look put together for your trip at the same time. We would wear our green “Lance” slip-ons with our favorite denim.

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Too hot to wear pants but¬†not really into wearing sandals? A simple solution is to wear your favorite cargos and a¬†light t-shirt with our tan “Larry” lace-ups. That way you can walk for miles and still look perfectly put together.

Thank you for stopping by. You can find both of these styles in our shop or on-line at resoul.com.  Have a great rest of the week! ~ team re-souL

 

WTWW: Top 3 Men’s Shoe Trends

Each Wednesday we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we are helping out the guys.¬†

WTWW: Satorisan Benirras mid top leather casual

Desert boots or chukka boots have been trending for several seasons, so much so that we consider them a classic style. We like this one from Satorisan, meant to be worn without socks and designed with side vents to keep your feet cool. The leather sock liner and foam rubber sole mold to your feet making them super comfortable. Wear these with your chinos and a short sleeve woven shirt for a casual Friday at work.

 

WTWW: Officine Creative Anatomia 43 Woven Oxford

A smart update to your work shoe collection is a woven oxford. Perfect for summer weather to be worn with or without socks. We like this laceless style from Officine Creative. The handwoven leather is rich in color and texture. We would pair these with jeans and a linen sport coat and forget the laces and the socks, or not.

 

WTWW: re-souL Sam woven flip flop

Okay guys, time to up your game when it comes to sandals. Ditch the thongs¬†(at least once in awhile) for a comfortable leather slide style. Wear them with a pair of Bermuda¬†shorts and a long sleeve linen shirt and you won’t get funny looks the next time you frequent that trendy restaurant wearing your rubber flip-flops. Instead you’ll be admired for your casual laid-back look.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you have a great rest of your week! To view more styles for guys visit us at resoul.com.

WTWW Men’s Edition: Officine Creative Anatomia Loafer

Each Wednesday we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers.¬†

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Sometimes, guys see a loafer in the shop and say “I don’t know how to pull that penny loafer, slip-on, thing off.” Well, let us show you, gentlemen. A really nice loafer will go with just about anything. Especially this beauty from Officine Creative. We like them with jeans or casual trousers. The key is to wear them with”no socks.” Wink. Wink. We have a nice collection of Stance Super Invisibles¬†socks in the shop right now that will be perfect for the warmer days. So go ahead, get out of your sneaks and into a pair of classic loafers. They’ll look great on you!

 

Officine Creative and Stance Socks available at resoul.com
(shirt link here, jeans link here)

 

WTWW: Fiorentini + Baker G04 (Men’s Edition)

Each Wednesday we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers.¬†

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For this week’s What to Wear Wednesday we thought we would feature a boot for the guys. Men¬†typically like to wear shoes, not boots. An oxford seems the safest option for most men. But the right boot is just as versatile¬†as a shoe¬†if you know how to play with materials and proportions. Pants that are narrower in cut and heavier in weight, easily can make the transition to an ankle boot.¬†This Fiorentini and Baker G04 boot would be great with a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt and a quilted jacket. For a more casual/dress option, a heavy flannel trouser with a plaid shirt and blazer would be another winning combination. So gentleman, we encourage you to get out of¬†your comfort zone and try wearing some boots!

Featured re-souL items:

> Fiorentini and Baker “G04” leather ankle boot, made in Italy.
> Men’s Stance “Alpaca” socks, wool blend. Imported.

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

Proud to Present: Thorocraft for Men

 

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Thorocraft

re-souL is proud to present Thorocraft footwear for men. Founded in California in 2009, this company blends interesting modern materials and advanced footwear technology with traditional bench style craftmanship. For example, Thorocraft utilizes laser cutting technology to precision cut a perforated detail as shown in the style Mercer below. For their sneakers the footbeds are lined with soft pigskin and utilize premium breathable latex foam for soft cushioning. The outsole is crafted from their genuine rubber compound which provides excellent flexibility and comfort. We love the mix of materials; leather, suede, raffia and ponyhair which turn an ordinary oxford or sneaker into something truly unique. 

Quality and construction are just as important as style. Thorocraft hand selects high grade materials that will gain the unique character of the person who wears it and only look better over time. Upon the completion of each shoe, each pair is thoroughly inspected and only after meeting their construction requirements, the heel rivet is added to their shoes as a seal of approval.

Thorocraft Porter

Thorocraft Porter

Thorocraft Mercer

Thorocraft Cooper

Thorocraft Cooper

All of the styles shown above are in stock and available now for the Spring/Summer 2014 Season. Click here to shop re-souL , call or email us with questions. (Pair images courtesy of Thorocraft.)  

6 Men’s Spring Street Trends

With the weather finally changing and warming up we thought we would take a look at some of the most popular spring trends for men on the street. Ready?

1) Printed Pants and 2) Bomber Jacket

Printed pants for men have been seen on the streets of Milan and New York. Floral, checks, geometics and camo to name a few. But how do you pull off that look without looking like you are wearing your girlfriend’s pants? Simple. Just pair them with a classic leather dress shoe, a tie and a spring bomber jacket. You will be pulling this look off confidently and nobody will think you are wearing her pants.

 

Mens Spring Trend: Printed Pants

printed pants and bomber jacket

 

3) Blazer and 4) Polka Dots

How do you update your casual work attire? A blazer anyone? You will always look polished and put together when you wear this classic jacket. Wear a lightweight linen style with lots of texture and if you would really like to try something new, wear a double breasted version.

Another come back print for spring is polka dots. Bold or subtle you cannot go wrong with this timeless¬†print.¬†It’s still okay to wear your checks and plaids, but for a new update try wearing a dot version instead.

What to do for shoes? ¬†Try wearing a suede¬†buck with your new jacket and shirt, add some jeans and voil√† you’ll be good to go!

 

Mens Spring Trend: Blazer

blazer and polka dot shirt

 

5) Rolled Pant Hems and 6) No Socks

For a casual weekend look men have been seen rolling up their pants. This look works well with casual cotton twill pants or chinos. To complete the look wear¬†a button down shirt and¬†a casual sneaker with “no socks”. Not into not wearing socks?¬†¬†Wear some invisible socks that make your feet look like you are not wearing any socks. Now you can put your shades on and walk to your neighborhood cafe for that afternoon coffee break.

 

Mens Spring Trends: Rolled Chinos

rolled pants and no socks

 

Items from re-souL:

> Offincine Creative wigtip oxford in Cuoio, made in Italy.
> JD Fisk Volkan buck, in Khaki suede.
> Will Leather Goods waxed cancas flight bag.
> OHW Croft sneakers in blue suede.
> Stance invisible socks. 

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out resouL’s profile on polyvore.