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5 Essentials of the Accidental Minimalist

5 Essentials of the Accidental Minimalist

Check out our foolproof guide to dressing up (even if you rarely get dressed up).
A Dapper Man's Guide to Loafers

A Dapper Man’s Guide to Loafers

We take a drive around the block in some über-casual loafers by Jack Erwin, dress up the loafer with Paul Evans and create our ultimate summer go-anywhere, do-anything loafers on Awl & Sundry.
Are $300 dress shoes worth the investment?

Are $300 dress shoes worth the investment?

Q: “I recently read The Compass post, “How to a Build Your Dress Shoe Wardrobe“, and noticed that some of the dress shoes featured were over $300. That seems like a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a pair of shoes. Is it really worth spending that much on a pair of dress shoes?”...
How To Shine Shoes

How To Shine Shoes

On your next commute to work, take a look at the ground around you. What do you see? Probably tons of shoes…men’s shoes…men’s shoes in REALLY bad shape. In fact, if there was a 1-800-Domestic-Shoe-Abuse hotline, it’d be your obligation to use most of your monthly minutes on anonymous tips to save all those poor...
The Quick Shoe Shine

The Quick Shoe Shine

  Q: “I don’t always have time to get my shoes shined when I’m on the road, got any tips for a super quick shine?”  – Bart L. A: There are several products out there that will help you give your shoes a quick once over. Toss a couple of shine sponges in your travel...
Straight Bar Lacing

Straight Bar Lacing

Q: “I was on the subway this morning and saw this well-dressed guy with his shoes laced up a bit differently. The laces didn’t cross each other and it looked much cleaner. Do you know what I’m talking about? How I can tie my shoe like that?” – Joseph E. A: That dapper gent was most...
The Winter Survival Guide to Dress Shoes

The Winter Survival Guide to Dress Shoes

Winter is back, and so is our guide to keeping your shoes sharp through the snow and ice.