Your shoes are a statement piece for your attire no matter the style. Even with the most casual of wardrobes, your shoes are something that can either make it or break it.
Dress shoes are a classy staple accessory when you dress to the nines. However, dress shoes might actually be a bit more versatile than you think. Eric shows us how matching your dress shoes with a more casual look can be a bold, edgy, yet eloquent combination.
We're going to take you through three different looks that tie in absolutely great with your favorite pair of luxury dress shoes.
Look #1 - Business Casual
The style is business casual. Crack out the dark wash denim folks. As a side note, Ace Marks go great with any dark, raw denim jeans. He combines this with a standard striped t-shirt from Frank & Oak. Take notice to wear a belt of similar color. Doesn't necessarily have to be exact, but the closer the better. Eric also likes to mix up his sock game to keep it interesting. This type of look is not commonly thought to be worn with a pair of high end wingtips. The shoes and the jeans actually compliment each other well and provide a nice contrast.
Look #2 - Casual
Next up, casual - Eric bring out his go to look, denim on denim. This look is bold all in itself. You slap on some nice dress shoes to go with it, and you have a killer combination. With this look he also sports raw denim, but with a more washed out look than the pair worn for business casual. He opts to throw on a wool vest to add a little contrast to his Levi denim shirt.
With the denim on denim look, you can button the shirt up or down depending on your preference. You also have the freedom to go outside the box with your belt and other accessories.
Look #3 - Smart Business
Last but not least, Eric's signature look. When pairing his custom made suite with the Ace Marks shoes, he masters the "corporate" or "smart" look. Don't hold back with this classic style. Eric sports an auburn tie with a matching pocket square. His vest is textured wool atop his white shirt. With this look, it is important to pair your belt together with the shoes.
About Ace Marks Shoes
You need to find the right shoe and there's no better choice than Ace Marks Italian Dress Shoes. Hand crafted in Italy, Ace Marks delivers fine quality, luxury dress shoes at a reasonable price point. The company set out in 2012 to produce a high end shoe, without breaking a mans bank account. That is exactly what they did. In Eric's video below he's featuring a tan, wingtip dress shoe.
These shoes are handcrafted in Italy in small batches so they are hard to get, with limited inventory. The leathers are intricately dyed and burnished by hand. Whats more, the last was built for comfort equipped with a cushioned insole, and Blake Flex stitch construction. Lastly, the shoes are designed with supple calf leather uppers, and real leather outsoles.
From the company's bio, "In developing our unique combinations of colors and materials, it was vital to us that ace marks fulfills the needs of the modern gentleman. We created a reasonably priced, cleverly contemporary, utterly luxurious and comfortable dress shoe that makes a lavish powerful statement whether you’re landing your first client or running a Fortune 500 company."
Ace Marks also uses a direct consumer supply chain method. This means theres no middle man. You order whichever pair you want to rock, they'll send the shoe directly from the manufacturing factory in Italy.
In the case of Eric's style suggestions, these shoes are just that, a power statement. Additionally, Ace Marks offers a unique buy back program. How does this work?
The company encourages you to resell your old Ace Marks dress shoes for a $50 credit towards your next purchase. Once they receive your buy back pair, they inspect the shoes to make sure they are still in good condition, then they donate them to Career Gear.
Career Gear "promotes the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that helps men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families and communities."
Limited Time offer for Readers
For a limited time, you also get a percentage off when you use the code URBANBEARD in your purchase. When this code is applied you can also get a $50 credit by sending them any of your slightly worn dress shoes.