Month: August 2015

Coloured Shoes, A primer

So browsing around GQ lately, I see a lot of talk about brightly coloured shoes. Now, GQ and I sometimes have a love/hate relationship (see here). But this time they are spot and tout something I’ve always believed in. And that something is to be different, forget just having your standard black and brown dress shoes. Chuck all that stuff you been taught straight out the window and step up to big league Shoe Game!

After reading that list, you might think “Holy #^$#!” I can’t afford to spend money like that on shoes. It’s ok, neither can I! The point I will always make is that you can use GQ as a general guide and seek out economical alternatives. Check out Aldo, Town Shoes and other midrange shoe stores.

Just to add a further comment on that GQ list here are my favourites from it:

Forget what Wiz Khalifa said “Black and Yellow”…Blue and Yellow will always make the best pairing of colours to me!

Blue Suede Shoes? Step aside Elvis, here come the Green Suede Shoes

They say The Devil is in the Details, well the (obvious) detail here is an aqua blue sole on a brown loafer.

How could one wear these shoes you might ask? It’s quite easy, with just about everything, from a suit to chinos to my favourite, the white jeans ๐Ÿ˜‰

So step up your shoe game gents!

Stay Dapper,

The Don

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Be Dapper My Child, But….

Maybe this can be taken as advice, maybe this might seem obvious to you, or maybe I just wanted to share some pics of an awesome concert I attended on Monday night.

That’s right Motely Crue was in Montreal as part of their Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to an Endย with Alice Cooper opening for them. And if you didn’t know, here’s a not so secret fact, I’m a huge Crue fan!! Here’s some of the pics:

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The final song, Home Sweet Home, long live the Crue!!!

The final song, Home Sweet Home, long live the Crue!!!

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Your's Truly on the Left

Your’s Truly on the Left

With the Uncle ready to rock out!

With the Uncle ready to rock out!

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

So what, you might ask, does this have to do with style??? Well the point here is not to take yourself too seriously. If you’re at a concert, bust out that band shirt or pick one up there like I did and wear it proud! At a sporting event? Wear your team’s jersey with pride! (Just don’t wear a jersey from one sport to another’s game, that just annoys the everliving crap out of me). Point here is don’t take yourself too seriously, I love to be dapper, but there’s also a time and place to mellow out and just soak up the environment you’re in.

Rock on my friends!

The Don ๐Ÿ˜‰