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

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. 

F+B G04

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.

Currently Coveting: MOMA 50404 Boot

MOMA 50404 Lace-up Boot

“This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit.” – Torin

Since my first day at re-souL I have had a soft spot in my heart for MOMA. They’ve been the ones that always catch my eye and tempt me the most. From the way the leathers crease and fold, reminiscent of the topography of a map to the little marks and quirks of the hide that make each boot both unique and familiar. This is why I like MOMA and why I am currently coveting their 50404 lace-up boot.

Another aspect of the 50404 boot that has me coming back to it again and again is the look. This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit. I’ve always loved dressing well but I hate being too dolled up. I like to throw in something rough or different with an outfit. The 50404 boot allows me to throw in that military blue collar look while still maintaining a put together appearance. Alternatively, I can wear them with a tee and blue jeans and have an effortless, stylish casual look. Joe Cool has his sunglasses and I have my boots.

Currently Coveting the MOMA 50404 Lace-up boot - Brown

Moma has always come across as more than just a shoe, it was clearly evident that the folks behind this brand had much more than shoes in mind when they develop their new styles for each season. These aren’t unskilled laborers sitting at an assembly line cranking out the same shoe or boot over and over again. These are artists; real craftsmen and women who are imbuing such an ordinary everyday thing with life and personality. For that, the knowledge that these boots are made with love and that they are going to be with me for years to come, that’s the real reason why I covet the MOMA 50404 lace-up boot..

-Torin

This post part of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.

What to Wear, Men’s Edition: Bed Stu Luz

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?” It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the Bed Stu Luz for men. 

What to Wear with Bed Stu Luz: Men's Edition

 

 

Well hello everybody! This week for What to Wear Wednesday we are featuring the Bed Stu “Luz” for men. A sharp looking yet comfortable basic for any guy’s wardrobe. This everyday saddle shoe would fit right in with men’s khakis, jeans or wool pants.Wear them with a colorblock cardigan, a tweed sports coat or a classic gray flannel top coat. Don’t forget to finish your handsome look with a fedora or some colorful socks.

Items from re-souL:

> Bed Stu saddle oxford with gray washed leather upper and rubber crepe sole.
> Aunts and Uncles “Lucky Loser” bag in  vintage coffee.
> J Fold “Havana” wallet in brown leather.
> Stance mismatched/matched “Slowlane” socks.

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.

Currently Coveting: Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot

Wolverine 1000 boot - Torin's staff pick

“Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.” – Torin

An American classic, Wolverine has been around since 1883 and are known for rugged, quality boots and shoes. In an homage to old fashioned craftsmanship Wolverine went back to their roots with their 1000 Mile boot collection. I am a huge supporter of quality and American goods and the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots both meet and surpass my criteria.

Even though I love the entire collection, I am currently coveting the classic 1000 Mile boot. A Wolverine staple, this is the boot from which all others in the collection are designed from. The 1000 Mile really appeals to me with its clean toe and American working man look. Incredibly stylish and smart in a warm brown, I would pair it with some straight leg or skinny jeans and my favorite plaid button down. For those colder nights I’d wear them with my dark brown bomber jacket for a sharp casual look that would be perfect for meeting up with my buds or going out on an Autumn date. Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.

-Torin

This post is the first of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.

What do I wear with: OHW? Blythe (Men’s Edition)

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the OHW? Blythe.

What to Wear with: OHW? Blythe

This week we are featuring a fresh take on the typical boat shoe. OHW? (WHO?) Blythe boat moc has a blown-EVA sole which makes it lightweight and extremely comfortable. The perfect pairing for your casual attire and definitely a step up from your sneakers. Wear them with bermudas and a short sleeve striped shirt for a warm summer day.  Alternatively, you could pair them with your favorite chinos and linen shirt, or black slim jeans and a white t-shirt giving you a smooth, laid back look.

Featured re-souL items:

> OHW? Blythe boat mocassin in Black and grey leather.
> Will Leather Goods “Otto” bag in brown leather.
> Alessi TXC wristwatch white face with black leather band.

To view the other items featured here and to see more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

Top 4 Mens Trends For Spring 2013

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Four top spring looks for men,  4 must-have shoes to go with each:

1. The denim jacket – worn with a chambray shirt or layered with another jacket this look would look great with our 1000 mile boot from Wolverine.

2. The Seersucker Suit – whether striped or in a light color, wear this british tan wingtip from MOMA to complete your smart new look.

3. Splash of Color – Denim or baseball jackets in bright colors need to be toned down with a neutral shade.  We like this casual from OHW?  Comfort doesn’t have to cramp your style.

4. Bold Stripes – Stripes are everywhere this season.  Why not don them on your feet? We like this stripe slip-on casual from Seavees.

What do I wear with: Bed Stu Falcon (Men’s Edition)

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the Bed Stu Falcon.

What to Wear with: Bed Stu Falcon

This week we are featuring a smart casual oxford by Bed Stu.  The “Falcon” has a traditional wingtip design, but with its contrasting laces and natural crepe sole, it gives a modern twist to this would-be classic .  This shoe would look great with a military style jacket, a classic cardigan or striped t-shirt and chinos.  Complete your look with a stylish pair of shades and a handsome bag to care your daily necessities.

Featured re-souL items:

> Bed Stu Falcon oxford in black leather with natural crepe and leather sole.

> Aunts and Uncles “Raf” Post bag, in dark brown leather.

To view the other items featured here and to see more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.