Essentials Menu #1 The Black Shoe Edit

An incorrectly picked out colour can mean an immediate disaster but Black is one way to combat all your fear but still stay at the top of your game. To say the least its what you make of it, it can be as restricting or versatile as you wish but with a rising number of guys taking pride and more interest in the way they look, its time for those with sartorial incline to hold a stand as paragons of all things stylish. For this edit I’ve chosen what i consider the mens equivalent of the LBD (little black dress). Black shoes are a staple for every season, occasion, occupation and type of guy out there. Below, I’ve picked out my top 4 examples that i deeply treasure.

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Smart Casual :
Feud Britannia Sudoku Burgundy Tope Leather Tassel Loafers

 Smart Casual:
Enrico Fantini Double monk strap Ankle Boot

Formal Dress Shoe:
Ermengildo Zegna


  1. My favourite one is the last one. so elegant i love it x

    Adrienne Stavriatri
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    1. Straight for the dress shoe, HA good choice, Thanks!




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I.Mostefaoui claims to be no Simone Marchetti but Is realistic and prepared to deliver sophisticated looks and dabble in the realms of menswear to help inspire those of you bothered enough to read this blog. On here you're likely to find style posts for insipration and tips, reviews on mens grooming products, london reccomendations and alot more! I like to think looking the part is what I rely on, more so than my knowledge of menswear (which yes i do have a little of too), but none the wiser, who gives a s***!


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