Today I am wearing a blazer/trousers combination. The blazer is a dark navy, 3-button, notch-lapel version with silver metal buttons. Today’s shirt is a blue-on-blue gingham check with tabbed collars and French cuffs. I am wearing a dark blue silk knit tie and a printed silk pocket square in blue. Today’s shoe is a black loafers. I am also wearing a 1957 vintage Longines manual winding watch in a black leather strap.
Today is Thursday, the day before the weekends start here and I am already in a holiday mood. My today’s attire is a classic combination consisting of a 3-button, notch-lapel navy blazer; a light blue tabbed-collar shirt with french cuffs; gray flannel trousers; a blue/violet/yellow-orange striped tie; a violet pocket square; and a pair of brown loafers.
Today’s I am wearing a very beautiful 1960-70 vintage gold plated Favre Leuba Geneve “Twin Power,” date, manual winding watch in a brown leather strap.The watch is with its original dial, bezel, and crystal. You may notice that the crystal is lightly chipped around the “3″ mark of the dial. I decided not to change the original crystal.
Check out Wikipedia article on shoe here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe
Dress shoe types
- Oxford (Balmorals)
- Derby (Bluchers)
- Brogue (Wingtip)
- Monk/Double Monk
- Oxford shoes
Oxford shoes are also known as Balmorals in America. This is the most formal of all shoes for men.
Figure 1: Oxford (Captoe)
The oxford is a laced shoe. The simplest shoes are the most formal. Any decoration such as brogueing makes the shoes less formal. The most formal color is black.
- Derby shoes
Derby shoes are known as Bluchers in America. These shoes are very similar to oxfords; the only difference is that while oxfords are closed-laced, the derby shoes are open laced. Oxford shoes do not have leather flaps which are closed by a lace; instead the laces close a gap in the middle of the shoe.
Figure 2: Derby Shoe
- Monk Shoes
Monk shoes do not have laces. Instead the shoes are closed by belts and buckles. Monk shoes may have one, two, or three belts known respectively as monk (1 belt), double monk (2 belts) and triple monk (3 belts).
- Brogue (Wingtip)
Brogues shoes are shoes with decorative perforations. Brogue shoes are normally oxfords or derbies. Technically, however, any type of shoe can be brogued.
|Figure 3: Brogue (Oxford)||Figure 4: Brogue (Derby)|
- Slip-on shoes/Pumps/Loafers
These are typically lace-less shoes for mostly informal wear.
|Figure 5: Pump Shoe||Figure 6: Loafers|
|Figure 7:Tussel Loafers||Figure 8: Boat Shoe|