It’s Friday.. and that means it is time to get your fashion fix. At the risk of seeming like I have a foot fetish, let’s grab a pair of shoes, I’m thinking these Bostonian Men’s Pavillion Oxford are the perfect fit.
Three Tips for Buying Shoes
TIP NUMBER ONE: Stay on a budget but don’t be dumb about it
Shoes are not a place to go total bottom dollar. You can get some shoes that look awesome on the sale rack at Marshall’s only to have sore feet and a bill for new shoes in a few months. Find a brand name you have heard of, a brand name of a company that actually MAKES SHOES. I saw some Van Heusen shoes that looked nice, but they probably don’t even make them. Even worse, shoes made by Apt 9? That sounds more like a place you would see the Law And Order team searching for the murderer! You are going to wear them a lot so be frugal but be savvy. The shoes I have listed above are ones I just ordered. About $80.00 fetched me some Bostonian Oxfords. This is a brand that has a great reputation and I have bought them many times in the past.
TIP NUMBER TWO: Get a versatile shoe
If you’re on a budget and need to buy things like food, Internet, and green fees make sure one shoe can do the work of two. You have already bought a better quality shoe so you should get greater wear. This shoe will look great with your Khakis at work and will dress up your cool jeans after work. There are different shades, but the darker brown will be more functional if you need to go with a suit and tie at some point. This little number is dressy and casual. It is your little black dress, Mister. Later, as budget and creativity allows, start adding shoes with different styles, tints, hues, and funk. For now, get a good utility pair.
TIP NUMBER THREE: Take care of them
I will have a post coming soon where I enlist a shoe care expert to give the details on what polish, cream, brush, and processes to make those puppies both last and look smashing. A few bucks worth of TLC can save you looking ratty and can save your beer money. We will add to this tip in a future post since it needs a fair amount to time dedicated to it.
There it is, do something about it…