Style & Sheets – A Man’s Guide To Bed Linen – How To Buy The Right Bedding – Vero Linens

Style & Sheets – A Man’s Guide To Bed Linen – How To Buy The Right Bedding – Vero Linens Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m coming to you from my bedroom, yes. If my wife found out about this, she’d be very upset. I don’t think she’d ever thought I would film a video from here, but this is important because today, we’re going to be talking about linens. Yes, bed linens, and I know this is something that, well, guys don’t sit around the campfire talking about, but it’s something I think is important in a man’s life because we spend one-third of our lives asleep.

Now, think about that. We spend a lot of time, especially on this channel, talking about the clothing we wear for 16 hours, 12 hours a day, but what about that other eight hours? Technically you’re wearing sheets and fabrics close to your body and you’re sleeping, and this is a time when we’re recovering. My friend, Ryan Masters over at the Workout Corner, he talks about actually when a man’s getting in shape, an often neglected part of getting in shape is your recovery, your rest period. And if you’re not getting good rest, it’s going to affect everything else in your life. So today, we’re going to be talking about both the style and the functional aspect of sheets, and why a man should pay attention to this and why perhaps you should look to pay a little bit more. I’m going to be highlighting the company called Vero Linens and they came on my radar.

The owner, Steve, reached out to me. We started talking. I really like him. He’s a small business owner just like myself here in the US and he saw a hole in the market. He’s like, “Why can’t I cut out the middleman and bring basically thousand-dollar sheets to the market at a much lower cost?” And many of you guys are instantly thinking, “A thousand dollars for a pair of sheets? I would never spend that kind of money.” Well, you may not, but your wife may or your girlfriend may because they oftentimes make the spending decisions in the home realistically and it’s something that I want you to understand perhaps why they’re going to spend that money and why, in many cases, it’s a great investment because again, guys, you’re spending one-third of your life here.

And if you go out and you buy cheap sheets and I’ve owned lots of cheap sheets, it really comes down to they fall apart very quickly. They’re never as comfortable. Well, let me go ahead and start this off with a story because I think it’s going to help explain how comfortable my bed is here and why I look forward actually to crawling into this bed every night, and it’s not just because I have a beautiful wife, no.

Okay, so as many of you guys know, I took a trip to Ukraine this summer. On the way back, it was a nightmare trip, 40 plus hours of travel, 17-hour layover in the airport. At first, I thought it was just a seven-hour layover, then I checked the tickets a couple of days before, 17 hours. Okay, I misread this. My wife is not happy. We’re just going to stay at — there’s like a Hilton or something right there at the airport. We come to find out my wife, she’s not going to be able to get into Poland without a Visa. I’m an American. My kids are Americans, but my wife is still Ukrainian. And so for her, we couldn’t get the visa in time, so we’re spending the night in the airport, 17 hours. I went and bought some inflatable mattresses, told my kids we were camping, tried to have fun with it, but it could’ve been worse. Let’s just say it was something that we arrived in Chicago and we were tired. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep and we wanted — we even thought about getting a hotel room or staying with friends right there in Chicago, but we didn’t because we both know that this is the most comfortable bed in the world to us.

You know that feeling you get when you go to a hotel, a really nice one, and you crawl into that bed and you’re like, “Wow! Why can’t I have this in my home?” Well, the thing is, guys, you can. You just simply have to pay attention to the details. I’m not really going to go talking about the bed because that is a large component as well. I’m instead today, of course, going to talk about the linens and the comforter and all this other stuff that goes with it.

That’s my story basically, a 40-hour trip was made worthwhile or at the end of it, I felt good at least because we took a shower and I crawled into my bed and it was awesome. I slept a solid eight to ten hours that night. Well, I did. My poor wife, we’ve got three kids and a baby, and let’s just say the baby, she likes to wake up multiple times, but I’m a pretty lucky guy. My wife handled most of that. The point is, guys, is I look forward to crawling into my bed every night and I want to give you the skill set, the tools so that when you’re looking at sheets or when someone in your household is looking to spend the money on sheets, you understand both the style and the functional aspect.

So let’s go ahead and start off why this is a good investment, why even care. I already talked about we spend one-third of our lives asleep, and I talked about how Ryan Masters and a number of others, anyone that talks about body and nutrition and well-being, how sleep is incredibly important. But another reason to spend good money on sheets is you oftentimes get what you pay for. What do I mean here? Well, higher quality sheets are going to be denser.

I can tell when I got these from Steve and I field-tested these for — well, over the summer, I had these on my bed and for the last three weeks, both my wife and I have been field-testing these sheets and I can tell you that they’re great. The first thing my wife said when she crawled in to bed after that trip is, “Wow! These are really nice sheets.” It kind of made me surprised because here we’re both exhausted and she’s talking about the sheets, how nice they are. They just feel better. It’s hard to explain, but it’s the difference between a high quality shirt and a low quality rough shirt.

And this is something that again, you want to get into this bed next to naked, if not naked. It’s the density of the weave. It’s also the length of the cotton fibers, which is really important and we’ll talk about this a little bit later, but all of that goes into play. And so, you’re sleeping better. Your sheets are going to last longer and they’re going to look better. So after a few washes, lower quality sheets oftentimes lose their color. In addition, they become rougher. You can see the spilling. You could look at whenever you dry sheets. Look in the dryer. If you start to notice, there’s a lot of material that you’re scooping out. That material doesn’t come from — it doesn’t just magically appear.

That is coming off of your sheets. And so, higher quality sheets, you’re often going to see almost nothing comes off of them. I’ve probably washed these already 10 to 20 times over the last four months. I’ll have to do the math on that, but basically once a week we at least wash our sheets, and I can tell you that they have stood up.

We’ve got hard water here. I use pretty harsh detergents. I’ve got kids. Let’s just say you get lots of stains on your sheet when you’ve got kids and it’s something that you need to be able to wash and expect that everything comes out. Let me go ahead and quickly talk about as a man, you’re going to be looking at, “Antonio, you’ve got me convinced. What needs to go on my bed?” Well, if you’ve got the mattress, we’re not really going to talk about that. You want to have both the sheets. You want to make sure they come with pillow cases, and then you want to be looking at a comforter. And to protect the comforter, you want to have a duvet cover. Let me talk about those three things. The sheets, I’ve already spent some time talking about it. You want to have high quality sheets, both a bed sheet that encompasses the bed. It has usually a little of elastic around it and it fits and holds the bed. One thing I like about Vero Linens is that they actually give you a pretty generous cut.

A lot of times, companies are going to try to save money and they’re going to actually give you a very tight — basically, it’s going to fit on your bed, but very, very tightly. Now, that looks good but over time, you’re going to lose some of the — basically, you’re going to have tension on this at all times and it’s going to start to give. I like it so it fits perfectly on them. Maybe it even has a little bit of excess material and that ensures that there’s not going to be as much tension unless you’re laying it and you’re a big guy, but basically, what you’re going to see is those sheets are going to last longer. Again, make sure the upper sheet has plenty of room. I’ve got a king size California King here and I can tell you that, again, when you go with a higher quality, they’re going to give you extra material. A lot of low quality manufacturers, they are going to skimp on that extra material because it just saves them money.

Let’s talk about the comforter. I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time here, but on the comforter, you want to make sure that you’ve got down, and down is different than the feathers. There are feathers and then there’s down, which are usually on either the younger animals or the younger birds or right below the actual feathers, and this is what does a great job of insulating. Many people think they are tiny feathers, but they’re not as hard, and down is usually also going to be more expensive. It needs to have special care. Let’s say you already have a down comforter and you’re wondering, “Hey, I haven’t washed this for a long time,” make sure to check out Vero Linens.

Steve’s got a great blog and he gives away tons of information on how to clean and how to wash your linens, how to wash your comforters. Okay, so moving from the comforters, let’s talk about the duvet cover, and this is where a lot of people — I know that especially in the United States, they don’t buy one of these, and that basically seals up your down comforter. And so, you can wash your duvet cover much more often than you wash your down comforter. I don’t really recommend washing your down comforter but perhaps maybe once or twice a year, and a way you get away with doing that is you never, in a sense, sleep with your skin against the down comforter. Instead, you’ve got the duvet cover. Again, this would be something made from a similar material as the sheets and it simply seals it up and it protects it from any type of stains. Obviously, we have little bits of oil and dirt on our body. Okay, so I’ve talked about what makes up quality.

There are some other things like afghans. I’ll talk about that actually in the article a bit, but finally, I’m going to go ahead and end this with how to buy quality sheets because you’re going to go out there and you’re going to try to make good purchasing decisions. I know the thing that most men don’t want to do, we don’t want to go out there and spend $500 or $400 on what we think are quality pair of sheets or set of sheets and all of a sudden, find out those linens are low quality because we basically just got ripped off. So first, let me say the whole idea with thread count is, in many ways, bunk.

Basically, it’s being abused in the industry. We see with wool thread counts like Super 180s, Super 220s, there are probably a lot of counterfeit fabrics out there. In addition, it’s kind of like megapixels, and we all see this in cameras. You go to Best Buy and you see this camera has 22 megapixel, this one has 14. Which one is better? Well, the 22. Well, not really because it also depends on the size of the sensor.

So think about that with sheets. Think about who’s manufacturing, what country it’s coming out of. Usually, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, they have some of the best linens coming out. They’ve been making these for centuries and centuries. China is up and coming, but I stay away from China most of the time simply because they don’t have — and they’re working on this. I think in the next ten years, we may see a change, but there’s less quality control. Basically, you see a lot of, again, counterfeit fabrics, fabrics that are being marked as high quality, but they’re really low quality. In addition, almost all of the low quality is coming out of China simply because a lot of people, they don’t think about this. They just buy something based off of cost. I know I’ve done this in the past. So look at country of origin. Don’t fall into the trap of the high thread count. The last thing is pay attention to the quality of the cotton.

So anytime you see Egyptian, anytime you see Super Pima, in addition, whenever it’s coming out of places like, again, Italy or Ireland, this is a great combination because what we’re talking about here is the length of the thread of the cotton. Cotton, oftentimes the quality is judged by the length of the actual strand. Let’s go back to West Texas. Mostly in West Texas, we’re going to see just regular inch to an inch and a half length, but in the Super Pimas, in the Egyptian cottons, we’re going to start to see those an inch and three quarters up to two inches. And actually, some of the cotton can be down to three quarters of an inch in length. Now, why does this matter? Because when they spool up the threads, you’re able to get a stronger weave. Basically, you can get it tighter and stronger and it’s going to last longer and it’s going to feel more luxurious because you can get tighter and stronger weaves. Okay, so I hit on a lot of points here. I know there’s a lot more I could’ve covered. I cover it in the article quite a bit, but at the bottom of the article, I link you over to Vero Linens because Steve has a free e-book.

When you’ve made it this far, you probably care about what I’m talking about here, so go grab Steve’s free e-book. It’s like 14 pages and it gives you a lot more information there. In addition, his blog is an amazing resource. If you’re on my email list, I’ll even talk more about how Steve has some great offers. And yeah, if you’re on my email list, you’re going to be eligible for the giveaway.

Actually, Steve is going to handle most of this if you go download his e-book. I know he’s going to be giving away a set of sheets. I don’t know how often he’ll do this, but it is something that you kind of put your name in the hat. And in any case, if you’re in the market, be sure to check out Vero Linens. I’m very happy and my wife is very happy with the sheets. I’d have to say that I’m sleeping very well. Okay, guys, if you have any questions, I’d love to see them below in the comments. I will see you guys in the next video. Bye-bye. .

Business Casual Men’s Shoes & How To Wear Them

Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette and our series on business casual clothing. Today, we discuss shoes and we go more in depth about different work settings and how you can put your best foot forward so you could look always stylish. If you have not already done so, please check out our general dress code guides or five different outfits and what to wear to the office here. Business casual today is one of the most widely spread dress codes yet it’s often vaguely defined. Because of that, we created an in-depth guide but the golden rule to keep in mind is that you always have to adapt to your company and the culture within. There’s no point in following all the advice we provide in our video if your company is extremely casual or extremely formal. You simply have to figure that out and the best way to do that is to observe what others are wearing or to ask your supervisor. Well-made shoes from quality leather that is expertly polished can really upgrade a cheap suit, at the same time, a cheap pair of shoes can bring down a $5,000 bespoke suit.

So first, let’s look at what business casual shoes mean in a context of traditional white-collar environments such as law firms. Because you’re on this traditional environment, chances are even business casual is more formal than in other places. Now that doesn’t mean that you should wear your black cap toe oxford because that would still be too formal and while it’s good with suits for business casual, you can be a bit more daring. For one that means wearing a derby shoe. Derbys have an open lacing system and because of that, they’re always slightly less formal than an oxford. Also, I would stay clear of black derbys, instead I would opt for brown ones because brown is one of those shades that has just a hundred or thousand different colors with little variations and so you can never have enough brown shoes. When I say brown I also mean red shoes, either reddish brown, burgundy, or oxblood. These are all fantastic colors for business casual even in a formal environment. My favorite derby shoe of mine comes in Burgundy, it’s made of a Parisian last which is still quite elegant and so I can work with a suit or for business casual very easily.

Alternatively, I could wear a burgundy monk strap, either in dark chocolate brown or maybe in red. Apart from that color scheme, I would not branch out into others because it would maybe be too casual for such a traditional environment. That means no gray shoes, no olive green shoes, stick with shades of brown and you’ll be good. Whether that’s a very dark brown, a medium brown, chestnut brown, or very light tan, is up to you but just keep in mind the lighter shade of brown, the more casual the shoe. Likewise, the more broguing you have on the shoe, the more casual it is. Apart from the color, leather texture can also have a huge impact on how it’s perceived.

For example, suede shoes are always softer and more casual. So for example, a dark brown suede shoe will look about as informal or casual as a regular polished leather tan shoe. Overall, it’s very important that your shoes work well not just with the rest of your outfit but with the socks and the pants in particular because they’re right next to your shoe. To learn how you can put together interesting outfits that work pretty well in a business casual environment please check out this video here. Second, let’s go a notch down and determine what business casual shoes look like in other traditional environments that are not quite as formal. If you work in the service industry, in sales, or other trade positions, chances are you still have client contact and even though it’s not required of you to be well dressed, and sometimes it may come off as aloof or not appropriate, people will still judge you and if you look frumpy in sweatpants with a hole that are all dirty, people will think less highly of you, they will assume that you’re less competent than if you would wear let’s say a nice dress shirt with a pair of chinos.

If you are just at the office and never have client contact, your employer will likely have specific ideas of what’s acceptable and what’s not. If that’s not your office, I suggest to just stay clear of sneakers because sneakers are quite casual. The same is true for tennis shoes, Nikes, Adidas, it’s simply not work appropriate shoes.Fine for gym not for the office. In this segment, one of my favorite colors is green which is highly underrated in menswear and I talk more about why and how in this video. Just think about adding a dark green oxford full brogue wingtip shoe in suede, it’s quite dark, people wouldn’t notice it right away yet it’s very different than a traditional dark brown wingtip oxford.

Alternatively, a nice olive green with a beautiful patina on an elegant long last is really something that will provide a lot of contrast with the pants and slacks you’re wearing therefore, it’ll stand out in a way but it’s still subtle enough that it could be mistaken for a dark brown shoe at first glance. In recent years, dress shoes uppers with white rubber or sneaker soles have become extremely popular. Now personally, I don’t wear those because I either want to go casual and wear boat shoes or some sneakers or I wear leather dress shoes with a leather sole.

That being said, if you really dig the white rubber soles on a shoe, simply go for it, it’s something that you can wear, you can pull it off, it’s definitely more of a statement and I’ve even seen like red soles, yellow soles, or blue soles, so assume that people will judge you, they will make assumptions about you, and if you’re okay with that and you can wear it confidently, go for it. Of course, if you’re into classic men’s clothing and a traditionalist, this is not an option for you and in that case, stay with nicely polished leather shoes. So what about regular rubber soles? While they are acceptable and no one will ever call you out for it, personally, I much rather prefer leather soles. The sound they make, the way they roll on my foot, the way they feel, all of these are attributes I appreciate about the leather sole and I would not switch to a rubber sole.

So what do you do if it rains heavily you might wonder? Well, I have leather boots with rubber soles because they’re usually a little more casual and if it’s raining a lot, having a lace-up boot that is above my ankle always comes in handy to protect my feet from getting wet and cold. Apart from the shoes mentioned, you can also experiment with spectators in this segment which again are quite loud and traditionally, you have black and white ones which I think is not such a good combination because it is black, quite formal, white makes it informal. Instead, a brown and maybe off-white spectator or a navy with a gray spectator are really great. You could think about saddle shoes or just more unusual shoes. In general though, I always suggest you stay clear of square-toed shoes, rubber soles or any kind of metalwork or reflective letters such as silver or gold because they’re not really part of a gentleman’s wardrobe. So what are business casual shoes in a start-up environment? Frankly, the sky’s the limit and it can be anything from flip-flop over vans to very extraordinary Gucci loafers.

Most startups won’t even have a dress code and so it’s all about what you’re comfortable with and about their culture and how you fit in. Now, just because you can wear anything doesn’t mean everything has the same level of benefits for you. That being said, a nice pair of leather shoes or boots will always make you look more dapper and more grown-up than wearing some colorful sneakers or tennis shoes. In terms of colors or leather textures, really anything under the sun goes here. Even flip-flops or alpargatas are acceptable but frankly, I would simply not wear that but I guess I’m not telling you anything new here. Now that we covered three different environments, let’s talk about general guidelines that may help you to look stylish in your workplace. The general advice to your wardrobe and if you want the biggest bang for your buck and the lowest cost per wear, I strongly suggest to not invest in shoes that fuse modern style and traditional style.

Why you might wonder? Well, matching together formal and informal elements will mean it’s a very trendy shoe and it may be great at the moment but it’s just a fashion and a fad and it will disappear in just a few years of time. So even if you have the most highest quality leather shoe with a blue sole, chances are you will be tired of it in a year from now. Instead, buy classically styled shoes and try to find something that works with your style.

For example, you can go with medium brown penny loafers or you could go with cordovan tassel loafers. Alternatively, if you want even more casual, you can have suede green tassel loafers which are very casual yet still classically rooted. Because it’s business casual, broguing or hole perforations or decorations are always welcome and an element you should incorporate if you want to tone things down and make them easier to look at and less formal. Similarly to jeans, that should be avoided in a formal office environment unless expressly approved by management. You should also keep sneakers out of the office. Now that you know a lot about business casual shoes, there are times when you should avoid wearing them and step up your shoe game and just be a little more formal. For example, think of important meetings with a board maybe with their most important client or the CEO who is known to be a clothes horse. In those situations, you definitely want to take it up a notch and put your best foot forward. During work related events, conferences or symposia where you represent your company or maybe during a media interview, it really pays to have nice leather dress shoes in a darker color because they won’t stand out and people won’t just focus on your shoes but rather on what you say and the point you want to bring across.

Likewise, if you’re interviewing for a position, it always pays to put on the proper interview attire and to learn more about that as well as other interview preparation guides please check out this video series here. In summary, the dress-code business casual is not easy to master when it comes to shoes because it can mean different things at different times at different companies, however, using the three-tier approach of formal environment, less formal environment, and casual environment, it can really help you to nail it and put your best foot forward. Last but not least, if you’re unsure whether if something is appropriate or not, chances are it is inappropriate. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have thought about it in the first place and if even that doesn’t help, always keep in mind being slightly overdressed is always favorable to being slightly underdressed. That being said if you enjoyed this video please give us a thumbs up subscribe to our Channel so videos like this come right to your inbox and also make sure to check out our other videos about business casual dress code.

In today’s outfit i am wearing a mid-level business casual outfit that does not contain a tie or any form of neckwear it consists of a white blue check shirt with a button down color which is rather casual I am pairing it with a green sport coat and chinos likewise I’ll add a brown pair of penny loafers it’s medium brown it contrasts for the chinos yet my pocket square picks up the brown tones as well as the blue tones and tie everything together it’s from Fort Belvedere and you can find it in our shop here just like my blue and navy stripe shadow socks that are contrasting between the pants and shoes but since they’re dark and I pick up blue in the shirt and the pocket square it all works harmoniously together

7 Men’s Summer Shoe Mistakes & What Shoes To Wear

Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette! Today we’ll discuss 7 summer shoes mistakes that most men make summer changes our wardrobes and it’s fun to go along with the seasons but when it comes to shoes, summer shoes are really just for summer and so they’re inherently different to the shoes that you can wear during spring, fall, and winter. Of course, people can wear absolutely anything today and trust me, they do. But as a gentleman, there’s certain classic style rules that help make you look well put together even during the peak heat of summer.

Mistake number one, wearing sandals or flip-flops for anything other than very specific outdoor occasions. Sorry, gentlemen, but if you’re serious about your outward appearance, wearing sandals or flip-flops on a regular basis is simply not in the cards unless you’re rafting or walking in a rocky riverbed. You should never wear sandals; the same is true for flip-flops, they’re really best at the pool or by the beach but otherwise, don’t show up with them at a restaurant. Ultimately, no one wants to see your hairy toes and calluses and that aside, I’ve never come across a really super high-quality pair of flip-flops or sandals that just had piles of craftsmanship in them.

The second mistake is wearing sporty trainers with your trousers and elegant summer outfits. It simply doesn’t go together. Trainers are fine if you ride your bike or go to and from the gym or workout in them but outside of that, there’s really no place for them in your general wardrobe. Nothing makes you look like an old grandpa than white trainers with white tennis socks so just skip them and put on proper summer shoes. The third mistake is not understanding the difference between driving mocs, loafers, and boat shoes. All three of those are great summer shoes because they are slip ons where you’re after tying if so it’s not just convenient but usually they also have deeper cutouts which is exposed your ankle more to the air which gives a nice flow that is cooler than wearing other regular lace-up shoes now what’s the difference between those three shoe types loafers are considered to be the most formal one out of the three you can wear the most slacks with seersucker x’ even a seersucker suit or even a railer suit except if it’s double-breasted then loafers are typically not appropriate but double-breasted is not advisable through hot summers anyways so you’re good here sometimes people even since we were in them barefoot however I don’t suggest that if you want to go for the barefoot look always go with no-show socks it’s much better for your feet and for the hygiene and it makes you more comfortable in your shoes all day next step down in firm melody are driving marks if you want to listen something a little more formal go with a penny loafer a little less casual go with it’s hassle over I like sweet for summer shoes because they’re casual and you can even go in more exotic colors so just maybe gray navy blue or dark green driving marks are a step down in terms of formality they’re usually worn inside the house or while driving but during the summer a lot of people were done just on the street very soft they’re comfortable but with the typical sole that is not solid rubber you probably wear them out prematurely if you wear them outside of the house or your car finally boat shoes are the least formal a classic staple would be a medium chestnut brown if you want to be a little brighter you can go with blues or salmon reds maybe green and blue combinations it’s a fun shoe if you adhere to the kind of waspey northeastern American style the first mistake is buying sewed formal shoes from the uppers such as Darby’s Oxford’s or wingtip brokes that are then combined with colorful trainer soles we get it summer is more casual and it also reflects in your shoe board that being said it’s wiser to play with the colors and letter materials but keeping the letter Sol then switching to a kind of rubber sole that is green or yellow or red yes it makes you stand out in a way but it’s more clownish than tasteful that being said rubber soles wear it much more quickly you can just replace them very easily and so it’s not a really good long-term investment instead buy a classic leather sole or a classic rubber sole and make a change of the uppers it’s a much better investment The fifth mistake is buying sneakers and using them to masquerade other shoes by that I mean people try to buy leather sneakers that are more expensive and nicer and so all of a sudden they think they can wear it for business casual or with a suit and it just looks odd and it’s not meant to be worn in that way the sixth mistake is to pack away all of your other shoes from your closet and simply use the specific summer shoes now yes you want specific summer shoes at the same time you can still get out your old brown loafers for example that you can wear in spring and maybe in the fall or you’re sweet desert boots those are all good shoes that you can utilize also during the summer so it pays to go through your shoe closet and yes you can set aside your black Oxford’s or the triple salt boots because that’s not something you wear during the summer but Brown Jones maybe reddish tones and sweat letters are great for summer combinations last but not least one of the biggest summer shoe mistakes is not owning a fun pair of distinct summer shoes they’re really lots of ways to have fun even with a classic men’s shoe wardrobe and that can include a white pair of buckskin shoes with colorful shoe laces for example and in general if you want to spice things up and you can’t quite afford to invest a lot in summer shoes just going with colorful shoe laces Really change the whole feel and the look of the shoes and you will immediately look summery with a very small investment for a large selection of round and flat high-quality waxed cotton shoelaces in over 15 different colors please check our shop here they’re all made from Fort Belvedere and they come in packages so the more you buy the less expensive they get alternatively if you’re looking for shoes look for a woven leather shoe or maybe something with a perforated leather because that will allow more air to get to your foot so you sweat less and you’re more comfortable if you like softer shoes maybe a pair of colorful boat shoes or driving locks or something to invest in apart from lighter desert boots that are unlined and actually very low I suggest you invest in a pair of green shoes because Green is really underrated especially for summer lately I’ve seen it much more come up in suits and sport coats and even shirts but for shoes it’s still not really popular and it’s particularly good in a darker shade such as for a screen or maybe olive green and with a suede texture apart from that classic spectators can work as well although the black and white spectators work I think brown and white are better suited for summer because it’s a less stark contrast and it just goes weather with the warmth outside if you want to learn more about different shoe types such as loafers or boat shoes Oxford’s Darby’s the differences please check out our in-depth guides on the website and if you are interested in summer suits or to eight hallmarks of a great summer jacket please subscribe to our Channel and stuff like this comes right here in box also use a search function because we have a lot of things about summer and hot weather in today’s Africa combination with an off-white jacket that has Center box pleats which makes it easy to move around it’s made out of a thicker coarser Panama weave fabric it’s from Ralph Lauren purple label and I’m combining it with a light blue open weave summery shirt and a mattr silk tie in dark bottle green with blue or yellow accents Fort Belvedere it matches the green belt as well as my green shoes which are made out of suede leather and are a wingtip Oxford from Scott Oh so to make it a little more summer without being too bright I edit dark purple shoelaces that contrast shoes work with a summery theme but they’re not super loud measures a barrel cuffs because cufflinks would be simply too hot and so I’m wearing a little pinky ring with malachite which picks up the green color just like the pocket square which ties together the green tones of a tie and a shoe as well as the light blue of the shirt Nasir Sakura trousers because the shoes are colorful and seersucker is bright I opted for a dark pair of over the calf Khan socks in navy with clocks because contrasts a shoe as well as the pants and creates a nice combination to learn more about how to combine shoes pants and socks police check out this free PDF guide and if you’re interested in all the four bail deer accessories showcase in this video you can find them in our shop here