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Spring/Summer Trend Watch: No Socks On Show

Working off the creative juices when inspired is a buzz like no other, it is a natural high that fuels passion and artistry as we’ve seen with some great spin-offs generated from even the littlest kind of inspiration. Los Angeles label STAMPD takes their liberation from two separates genre of shoes and brings forward the Creeper Brogue.

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Just by the name it’s not hard to tell where the foundation lies that springs this composition of classic meets classic collaboration. Taking the old style wingtip perforation of a traditional brogue dress shoe on the upper construction, despite its larger platform, it still represents a sense of formality. Like a brogue would commonly be as a leather outerwear shoe, STAMPD have indeed kept to that which also works well for their know how with leather features in their apparel.

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Creating this shoes shape and slight versatility is the appearance that is it much closer to the weighty Punk Rock British shoe, the Underground Creeper; particularly the model Barfly Pointed Toe Underground Creeper. Creepers have been apart of iconic British culture since 1980’s and have emerged and integrated to today’s kids, and hipsters as a must have in volumes. In the same way, it features an undeniable platform of comfort with 5 eyelet lace up fasteners for detail and of course its devotion to the deepest shade of black, in its entire high-grade smooth leather glory. However as close to the original as this revamp is, it isn’t as rugged and bulky as the Barfly model. If you’re into them or on the cusp of curiosity, the silhouette by the visual style of the shoe makes a less stereotypical approach and a cooler contemporary attitude to style appointed to fit in with smart casual, punk rock or urban trends, that along should push this shoe in any mans good books.

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Words by Abisola 
Working off the creative juices when inspired is a buzz like no other, it is a natural high that fuels passion and artistry as we’ve seen with some great spin-offs generated from even the littlest kind of inspiration. Los Angeles label STAMPD takes their liberation from two separates genre of shoes and brings forward the Creeper Brogue.

Stampd_Hypebeast-display-1

Just by the name it’s not hard to tell where the foundation lies that springs this composition of classic meets classic collaboration. Taking the old style wingtip perforation of a traditional brogue dress shoe on the upper construction, despite its larger platform, it still represents a sense of formality. Like a brogue would commonly be as a leather outerwear shoe, STAMPD have indeed kept to that which also works well for their know how with leather features in their apparel.

stampd-creeper-broguee-1

high angle

Creating this shoes shape and slight versatility is the appearance that is it much closer to the weighty Punk Rock British shoe, the Underground Creeper; particularly the model Barfly Pointed Toe Underground Creeper. Creepers have been apart of iconic British culture since 1980’s and have emerged and integrated to today’s kids, and hipsters as a must have in volumes. In the same way, it features an undeniable platform of comfort with 5 eyelet lace up fasteners for detail and of course its devotion to the deepest shade of black, in its entire high-grade smooth leather glory. However as close to the original as this revamp is, it isn’t as rugged and bulky as the Barfly model. If you’re into them or on the cusp of curiosity, the silhouette by the visual style of the shoe makes a less stereotypical approach and a cooler contemporary attitude to style appointed to fit in with smart casual, punk rock or urban trends, that along should push this shoe in any mans good books.

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Words by Abisola 
You’re going to a wedding. You’ve decided to shun the latest trends and you want to keep your look traditional and classic. What do you wear?

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Someone once said: ‘A man should own a black suit for weddings and funerals’. Black suits are the only garment versatile enough to wear for both happy and sad occasions, and it never goes out of style (regardless of whoever claims its death this week). The black suit has recently been brought back to the fore by the re-emergence of Justin Timberlake, making people remember its timeless quality.

Picking a black suit is easy, as long as you stick to the two main rules: 1) It fits properly and 2) It’s of a good quality. Wear a cheap, shiny, baggy black suit and not only will you look like you’re up for your day in court, you may also find yourself behind the camera a lot.

‘But every man will be in black. I want to stand out, but still remain in a classic combination’ you may say. You ask for too much. But you do have an alternative. It is…

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The grey suit, favoured by the real life Mr Darcy, David Gandy, is often a slept on classic. A good grey suit always looks sharp and stylish. A bad grey suit looks like tin foil. A three-piece grey suit will set you head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. Let the suit do the talking and stick with block colours when it comes to the shirt and tie. In both cases don’t overdo it with the accessories. A plain white pocket square will suffice.

These looks may be simple, however, executed correctly they are a sure fire hit.

Words by Nathan Agyekum
Working off the creative juices when inspired is a buzz like no other, it is a natural high that fuels passion and artistry as we’ve seen with some great spin-offs generated from even the littlest kind of inspiration. Los Angeles label STAMPD takes their liberation from two separates genre of shoes and brings forward the Creeper Brogue.

Stampd_Hypebeast-display-1

Just by the name it’s not hard to tell where the foundation lies that springs this composition of classic meets classic collaboration. Taking the old style wingtip perforation of a traditional brogue dress shoe on the upper construction, despite its larger platform, it still represents a sense of formality. Like a brogue would commonly be as a leather outerwear shoe, STAMPD have indeed kept to that which also works well for their know how with leather features in their apparel.

stampd-creeper-broguee-1

high angle

Creating this shoes shape and slight versatility is the appearance that is it much closer to the weighty Punk Rock British shoe, the Underground Creeper; particularly the model Barfly Pointed Toe Underground Creeper. Creepers have been apart of iconic British culture since 1980’s and have emerged and integrated to today’s kids, and hipsters as a must have in volumes. In the same way, it features an undeniable platform of comfort with 5 eyelet lace up fasteners for detail and of course its devotion to the deepest shade of black, in its entire high-grade smooth leather glory. However as close to the original as this revamp is, it isn’t as rugged and bulky as the Barfly model. If you’re into them or on the cusp of curiosity, the silhouette by the visual style of the shoe makes a less stereotypical approach and a cooler contemporary attitude to style appointed to fit in with smart casual, punk rock or urban trends, that along should push this shoe in any mans good books.

Stampd_Creeper_Brogue-

Words by Abisola 
You’re going to a wedding. You’ve decided to shun the latest trends and you want to keep your look traditional and classic. What do you wear?

fe725a45d61f77d37bc44f8b85593270

Someone once said: ‘A man should own a black suit for weddings and funerals’. Black suits are the only garment versatile enough to wear for both happy and sad occasions, and it never goes out of style (regardless of whoever claims its death this week). The black suit has recently been brought back to the fore by the re-emergence of Justin Timberlake, making people remember its timeless quality.

Picking a black suit is easy, as long as you stick to the two main rules: 1) It fits properly and 2) It’s of a good quality. Wear a cheap, shiny, baggy black suit and not only will you look like you’re up for your day in court, you may also find yourself behind the camera a lot.

‘But every man will be in black. I want to stand out, but still remain in a classic combination’ you may say. You ask for too much. But you do have an alternative. It is…

david-gandy_3

The grey suit, favoured by the real life Mr Darcy, David Gandy, is often a slept on classic. A good grey suit always looks sharp and stylish. A bad grey suit looks like tin foil. A three-piece grey suit will set you head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. Let the suit do the talking and stick with block colours when it comes to the shirt and tie. In both cases don’t overdo it with the accessories. A plain white pocket square will suffice.

These looks may be simple, however, executed correctly they are a sure fire hit.

Words by Nathan Agyekum
To recall over the last two weeks, let’s start by appreciating the warm temperatures for opening a teaser in Spring for the opportunity to taste Summer, earlier than we had expected. With that said we feature the full force reaction of vast characters and personified styles embracing the point of preference to go sock-less  It goes without saying from any fashion guru how common it is to see our favorite idols and celebrity men basking in their self ‘steeze’ esteem without their socks on show. Not because they forgot but baring ones nakedness by the ankles is a classy move for a twist of cleavage. It’s almost indulges a fine form of elegance to a man as is to a woman who bares her back and shoulders in a strapless gown.

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The masculinity of a stand up guy is a factor not lost if he so chooses to attempt this addition to his look. If anything, fulfilling your own steeze with fitting compositions of complimentary style pieces, you’re sure to exceed your etiquette whether it comprehends more street apparel or more traditional menswear. Change can be good. Taking chance putting ankles on show can become a most effective altering and play its part to extra comfort for those who tangle with socks. No man is the first and no man trying it for the first time will be the last to seize socklessness, particularly those who sport suits for most days. Understandably it is the suits which make the connection most on this topic because it has since been exceptionally, classic. Clean cut, the jacket, the shirt, the trousers, the briefcase, no socks on show and the shoes. Classic! Ideally the tailoring structure should fit neatly depending on your measurements which leave the shoes more vulnerable as a focus point, to take in shape and sophisticated silhouettes in choice of formal shoes like loafers, brogues, boat shoes and derbies therefore not sacrificing the quality out of classic.

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Transcending for the more street/ urban apparel, no show of socks has become popular as has the also popular reverse trend of graphic high socks. The major difference that street styles have is its sensation of visual; the visual is opposite to the above classic perception. Not necessarily neat, sensible, slender, clean and crafted yet given those contrasts are advantages, leaving your socks out of sight showcases the tastes and ideology to cut some boisterousness, youth, leisure or fun in men’s dress up. In this feature it’s all about having that area of ankles on show, so make use to turn up skinny, straight cut or drop crotch jeans, colour/ textured chinos or of course simply wearing shorts and provided that the shoes are more of a staple piece, with street apparel the options vary from Allstar Converse, Nike Roshe Runs, Underground Creepers, Vans Authentic, Puma Suede Classic, Low Nike Blazers, Nike Air Jordans and Nike Air Max 1s.

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Jay-z casually rocking Black Nike Air Jordan Cement 3s with his singer wife, Beyonce

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and again Jay- Z in Adidas Shell toes

Pharrell in Band of Outsider for Sperry Top sider deck shoe

Pharrell in Band of Outsider for Sperry Top-Sider Deck shoe

Words by Abisola