Our Favorite Colors for Fall

Who is ready for the change of seasons, and do we dare say, the rain? The fires in the PNW have made our skies smokey and we are ready for a little rain to clean up our atmosphere in Seattle. As more collections arrive at the shop, we definitely have some favorite colors that are inspiring us for the Fall/Winter season. Here are just a few to get you in the mood.

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Deep, rich, dark blue. An alternative to black and slightly less edgy.  We love the shade of navy on this Officine Creative Chelsea boot.  We would wear these with jeans or basic black leggings. They would also look wonderful with longer skirts and of course anything dark blue.

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Dark espresso brown with a slight hue of cool gray is the best way to describe the color of this bag from Aunts and Uncles. The perfect carry-all that can convert itself from a handbag to a tote.  We would carry this bag when we are wearing shades of olive green, gray or dark chocolate brown. Perfectly acceptable with black too.

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Fresh and cool, deep greens are another favorite here at re-souL. Green is a versatile shade that can be worn with navy, gray, black and wine. These oxfords by MOMA are a basic style that would go with most anything in your wardrobe.

 

If you love color, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Can’t find what you are looking for, contact us here. Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page here.

WTWW: Top 3 Men’s Shoe Trends

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 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.

Shoe Mood: Shades of Gold

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Hello! We hope you are off to a nice week. We here at re-souL are in the mood for metallics in gold, platinum and rose gold. June is the time for graduations, weddings and of course,  the start of summer. A fun way to add some glitz and glamour to your wardrobe is with of course, metallics! They are neutral and can be worn with everything. Dress them up or down, have fun with some gold shine on your feet. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week! All styles available at resoul.com.

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.)  

the re-souL “bret”

Last week we officially launched our new re-souL shoe collection for women. It’s a big step for us to launch our own brand and yet to us, it seems like a natural progression. Over the past 12 years in our shop, we are honored to have met countless customers and friends and we have a pretty good feel for their look and their style. Recently, in our travels to the marketplace and to trade shows, we have these customers in mind and it just felt like their needs are not being met by the usual brands. So it makes sense to us, with our background in shoe design, to take it to the next level and design our own collection.

Our shoes are very much styled after specific people that we know and love. Everyday basics, stylish and comfortable, they are up-to-date and available in colors because that’s what she wants to see. For the next few weeks we will regularly feature a shoe from the new re-souL collection. We’ll portray a personality of someone we know that inspired the design of the shoe.

 

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This shoe was inspired by our dear friend Bret. Bret’s background is interior design but she is a woman of many talents and has style to spare. Bret is all about her family and keeps them close. Her favorite color is white, she has a weakness for chocolate and she is never far from her iPhone. A diligent planner who is always on the go, she is constantly juggling projects, chasing kids, writing letters or baking. No matter the task, she makes it all look easy. She is on it and her style reflects her confidence. She is a gal who always looks put together in her sophisticated neutrals of black, white and taupe, even when she is not trying. Her accessories are modern and reflect her design esthetic, clean and simple. This shoe is for the woman on the go and she knows what she likes, she knows she looks good and her secret is that she feels good too!

 

To see more of our re-souL collection visit resoul.com.

 

 

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.

What do I wear with: MOMA 75301 Wingtip Oxford?

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 MOMA 75301.

What do I wear with: Moma 75301 Wingtip?
This week’s inspiration for  “What do I Wear Wednesday” comes from MOMA. Seattle is having one of the best summer seasons in recent memory. But it is August and the shop is getting ready for fall (though we would rather stick with the sunshine). Sometimes transitioning your wardrobe from summer into fall can be tricky but it really doesn’t have to be. These wingtip oxfords are a great choice for when it’s too hot outside for boots and when sandals are not an appropriate choice for work attire. The emerald color is deep and rich and will compliment your core clothing basics of grey, brown and navy.  Wear them casually with jeans and a breton top, or with a silk shirt and trousers. You can also wear them with a flirty dress and blazer for a boy-meets-girl look. Now we ask, are you ready to think about Fall?


Featured re-souL items:

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.