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Sep 29, 2014

Business or Casual?

The Loafer is the ultimate business casual shoe. Not to be worn with a three piece suit, but fine for travel and right at home with sports jackets or at a yacht club, the loafer is comfortable without compromising aesthetics. Easy on, easy off, and effortless style.

The Penny

Penny Loafers are great casual summer wear. Year-round, they work well with corduroy, flannel, and chinos . If you’re wearing khakis and lighter colors, be sure to go with a light brown loafer over a darker shoe.

The Tassel

A little more formal than the penny, a tassel loafer works well with a navy blazer and grey slacks.

The Bit

A Bit Loafer does well with a sports jacket. Gucci bit loafers have been seen as dressier shoes, but we still think that if you want to wear a suit, you should complete the look with lace-up shoes.

The Monk Strap

 

Often categorized alongside loafers due to its lack of lacing, the Monk Strap shoe is secured with a buckle, and is arguably in its own category. This style of shoe is seen as more casual than oxfords, but because of its intriguing design is often placed on the more formal end of the business casual spectrum.

So how do you keep your loafers on the business side of business casual?  A few things to keep in mind:

1. The less ankle showing, the more formal. Look for a full strap penny or a loafer with a higher cut. Keep your dress socks on while at the office (after you punch out, a bit of powder or low cut loafer socks will suffice).

2. Flashy does not equate formal.

3. Wearing Monk or Bit loafers? Consider matching your metals, silver goes better with cool colored outfits and gold/brass with warm-toned ensembles.

As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts. What makes a loafer lean more toward the business side of business casual?

Sep 26, 2014

Business or Casual?

The Loafer is the ultimate business casual shoe. Not to be worn with a three piece suit, but fine for travel and right at home with sports jackets or at a yacht club, the loafer is comfortable without compromising aesthetics. Easy on, easy off, and effortless style.

The Penny

Penny Loafers are great casual summer wear. Year-round, they work well with corduroy, flannel, and chinos . If you’re wearing khakis and lighter colors, be sure to go with a light brown loafer over a darker shoe.

The Tassel

A little more formal than the penny, a tassel loafer works well with a navy blazer and grey slacks.

The Bit

A Bit Loafer does well with a sports jacket. Gucci bit loafers have been seen as dressier shoes, but we still think that if you want to wear a suit, you should complete the look with lace-up shoes.

The Monk Strap

 

Often categorized alongside loafers due to its lack of lacing, the Monk Strap shoe is secured with a buckle, and is arguably in its own category. This style of shoe is seen as more casual than oxfords, but because of its intriguing design is often placed on the more formal end of the business casual spectrum.

So how do you keep your loafers on the business side of business casual?  A few things to keep in mind:

1. The less ankle showing, the more formal. Look for a full strap penny or a loafer with a higher cut. Keep your dress socks on while at the office (after you punch out, a bit of powder or low cut loafer socks will suffice).

2. Flashy does not equate formal.

3. Wearing Monk or Bit loafers? Consider matching your metals, silver goes better with cool colored outfits and gold/brass with warm-toned ensembles.

As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts. What makes a loafer lean more toward the business side of business casual?

Enjoy your weekend ! #tgif 

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Sep 26, 2014

Enjoy your weekend ! #tgif

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Frye Flats for Fall. 
Say that five times fast. 

Select styles (not pictured) are available for 40% off at TheShoeMart.com .

#frye #flats #theshoemart @thefryecompany
Sep 25, 2014

Frye Flats for Fall.
Say that five times fast.

Select styles (not pictured) are available for 40% off at TheShoeMart.com .

#frye #flats #theshoemart @thefryecompany

Natural speaks for itself.

Alden 5 Eyelet Plain Toe Boot
Trubalance Last
Natural Chromexcel 
Double leather soles
Dovetail heels
Style #86042H

#alden #aldenarmy #boots #fallboots #goodyear #plaintoe #natural #naturalchromexcel #chromexcel #horween #leather #madeinusa #theshoemart
Sep 25, 2014 / 2 notes

Natural speaks for itself.

Alden 5 Eyelet Plain Toe Boot
Trubalance Last
Natural Chromexcel
Double leather soles
Dovetail heels
Style #86042H

#alden #aldenarmy #boots #fallboots #goodyear #plaintoe #natural #naturalchromexcel #chromexcel #horween #leather #madeinusa #theshoemart

Would you wear these to work? Why / why not? 

#Florsheim Men’s Como Tassle in Black Cherry


#theshoemart #tasselloafer #tassel #loafers #leather #handsewn #moccasin #slipon #officeattire
Sep 23, 2014

Would you wear these to work? Why / why not?

#Florsheim Men’s Como Tassle in Black Cherry


#theshoemart #tasselloafer #tassel #loafers #leather #handsewn #moccasin #slipon #officeattire

Sep 19, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014

Rainy Day


We love a pair of colorful #hitops, and the Reebok CrossFit Power Lite TR is no exception. Find out what your shoes say about you on our latest blog at blog.theshoemart.com ! #reebok #reebokcrossfit #mensshoes #shoes #hightops #kicks #liftingshoes #olylifts #theshoemart
Sep 18, 2014

We love a pair of colorful #hitops, and the Reebok CrossFit Power Lite TR is no exception. Find out what your shoes say about you on our latest blog at blog.theshoemart.com ! #reebok #reebokcrossfit #mensshoes #shoes #hightops #kicks #liftingshoes #olylifts #theshoemart