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From top to toe: How to wear men's dress shoes

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From top to toe: How to wear men's dress shoes

So you want to look smart, but you're not sure where to start?  Or maybe you're already a fashionable fellow, looking for a few tips on wearing dress shoes.  Either way, take a look at this week's blog. Types of shoes Brogues and Oxfords: There is something about laces that instantly gives men's shoes the polish they need to look the part for work, important meetings or social occasions. Men today have a broad choice of stylish, durable shoes with different styles and finishes. Moreover, men who are seeking a height boost can also benefit from height increasing shoes, which feature a specially designed insole which can add...

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Not too tall, not too short, just right: How do you measure up in a relationship?

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Not too tall, not too short, just right: How do you measure up in a relationship?

At Altitude Shoes, we’ve blogged previously about the ideal height difference in a relationship and were interested to find this study recently conducted by YouGov (July 2014), which researched men and women to find the heights that they felt were ideal or acceptable for a romantic partner, compared against actual (self-reported) average heights. Wanting to keep our readers informed, we’ve outlined the findings below. You can also read the original article here. For those of you who read these results and are concerned you are falling short, why not consider height increasing shoes, which will make you taller by 2-4 inches? THE...

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Tall tales about Napoleon: Not as short as you may have heard

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Tall tales about Napoleon: Not as short as you may have heard

Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars. Although British propaganda of the time promoted the idea that Napoleon was short – and this belief prevails even today – his height was actually “average” for the period. It is well documented that Napoleon stood at 5ft 2in – which at the time, was true. However, in those days, the French measured 13 inches to the foot; using modern measurements, he would have actually stood at close to 5ft 7in. For a...

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Top Tips for Wearing Loafers with Style and Flair

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Top Tips for Wearing Loafers with Style and Flair

As a shoe, the loafer straddles the realm between dress and casual, allowing many a man to comfortably smarten up a pair of shorts for a summer picnic, or dress down a suit, achieving a effortless and fashionable result. Due to the casual history of the loafer, it is unlikely to ever be considered a truly formal men’s shoe. But by following a few simple pointers, you can be sure to pull off a stylish ensemble with comfort and flair.   What is the difference between loafers & slip-on shoes? Loafers are slip-on, lace-less shoes which leave the ankle exposed...

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History of the Loafer: A Comfortable, Stylish Walk Down Memory Lane

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History of the Loafer: A Comfortable, Stylish Walk Down Memory Lane

Throughout time, loafers have adorned the feet of royals, been improved by Norwegians and popularised by Europeans and Americans alike.  But where does the loafer come from? Let us walk you through its evolution from humble house shoe, to casual outdoor shoe, to "perfectly acceptable with a suit" shoe. 1926 – In the UK, King George VI commissioned Raymond Lewis Wildsmith to make a country house shoe suitable to wear indoors. Raymond’s design was a lace-less, low-heeled, slip-on design, which is today known as the Wildsmith Loafer. Although designed for indoor wear, the shoe quickly gained popularity and became accepted as casual...

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