They say you should spend money on your shoes and your bed, because if you’re not in one, then you’re in the other.
And even if ‘they’ turns out to be the marketing department at Common Projects, there is some common sense to it. Shoes are, after all, the foundation of any outfit. A good pair can lift your look; and a bad pair will drag it down. Not only that, but well-made shoes will last better in the long run. Assuming you don’t actually run in them, that is. But unless your footwear budget exceeds Carrie Bradshaw’s, you’ll want to sink the cash you have into the most solid options possible. With all that in mind, I have found the perfect brand for which you don’t have to visit Italy for the finest leather. Classe Italiana, fine-crafted Italian leather shoes for men, was born from a deep desire to present the finest in shoe couture for a discerning audience. An eclectic mix of sharp formals and contemporary casuals, Classe Italiana shoes are immaculately fashioned to express timeless style and finesse. A product collection that includes formal shoes and semi-formal shoes, classic shoes, evening shoes, comfort shoes and casual shoes, Classe Italiana meets your every fashion need. With each Classe Italiana shoe created from the best quality leather, they aim to invoke confidence with every step that a man takes.
A Brogue is a must in any man’s wardrobe. What’s so unique about the brogue is its versatility. The traditional punch hole design on this silhouette’s upper – known as brogueing – gives it a distinctive character that other smart shoe styles lack.
Whether tan or black, a pair of leather brogues will slot seamlessly into your wardrobe and team well with plenty of outfit permutations, from smart to smart-casual, as well as many of the hues you already own, particularly navy and grey. This particular shoe called Leo is a unique piece in its own. The combination of suede and leather makes it a perfect choice for a classy dinner date or a boardroom meeting. It’s comfortable with its clean cuts and soft innersole. Here is how I styled it with my Mr Button outfit which is perfect for a day time as well as night.
A full white outfit is not easy to carry. You can go wrong in lot of ways. But when paired with a right color jacket and best pair of shoes, the whites can do wonder. I chose the complete white outfit paired with a wine color blazer for my Leo Classe Italiana Shoes. A little bit of Italian fashion in our own country.
Be mindful that leather in lighter shades of brown may be a little more high maintenance. Give your brogues some TLC though, and they’ll not only last, but also improve with age. Always choose the right polish for your shoe. These black brogues need more care as it’s a combination leather, use the suede spray for the suede part which is available in any shoe store these days and a black matte polish for the leather part. The perfect care of the shoe keeps them young and stays with you for as long a woman’s black dress in her wardrobe.
With so many shoe brands in the market, this one surely made me notice their shoes. The handcrafted perfection and the unique designs make this brand a stand out. Available online as well as in their flagship store in Kormangala, do try it out today and you will not be disappointed at all. You might find me in the store picking my next pair as well. And thanks to my favorite brand Mr Button to make me look stylish always with their effortless clothes.
Shoes by Classe Italiana
Full Outfit by Mr Button
Watch- Tommy Hilfiger
Photography- Vidit Jain Clicks
Location Courtesy- Royal Orchid Hotels