It’s Monday and We’re Crushing On These Mens’ Shoes.

It’s Monday and We’re Crushing On These Mens’ Shoes.

I know I’ve never really paid attention to men’s shoes since I started this blog and that is mostly because I don’t know so much about the rules that govern styling them. I see the ones I like, I admire and I move on. My hubby is a sneaker head, 4 out of every 5 of his shoes are a pair of sneakers so i’m more inclined to them. But today, I won’t be talking female fashion, I’d be sharing some of the most popular male shoe styles. This should help if you’re looking to get your significant other, dad, boss or brother footwear. See Also: Sneaker Heads Slides, Sandals and Slippers: are mostly casual and can be worn with shorts, slacks and native attire. Did you read: From His Perspective with Moses Ebite Espadrille Slip Ons, Boat Shoes, Sneakers and Driving Shoes (Drivers): These are also mostly casual and are generally not worn with formal outfits like a suit. Brogues, Monkstraps and Oxford Shoes: are formal shoes for black tie events Related: Red Carpet Shoes Boat Shoes, Loafers, Slipper Shoes and Derby Shoes: are Semi Formal and can be worn with suits or corporate outfits but to a less formal setting. See Also: Lagos Fashion and Design Week This is the basic knowledge i have of men’s shoes without having to search google. Nigerian men are quite the fashion forward crew and in the past few years male fashion has evolved from just Tees and Jeans or suits to so many edgy looks that even the female folk need to keep their game tight. Mixing colors, textures, designs and prints,...
Man Crush Monday – Paul Andrew

Man Crush Monday – Paul Andrew

Every designer is inspired by one thing or another which makes their designs unique. It is this originality that makes them stand out as a brand. Paul Andrew is one of such designers, whose pieces are inspired by architecture in eclectic places and an interplay of fabric from his background as the son of an upholsterer to the Queen of the Windsor castle. He was the first to win the Vogue Fashion Fund in 2014 and his vision was spurred by his extensive fashion pedigree cultivated within iconic fashion houses of Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez among others. He launched his namesake label in 2013 and there has been no stopping him. His Pre-fall/Autumn Winter 2016 collection is the reason for his feature as my #ManCrushMonday today. The designer has been noted to quote “I believe in a new kind of luxury for shoes where chic and elegance have equal power to form and function” Feed your eyes on these gorgeous collections, each inspired by it’s own unique details. STUDS A delicate interpretation of brass studs, inspired by ancient Turkish military garments, adds new life to striking cut-out suede pumps.   CUT-OUT MESH Crescents of the signature Zenadia pump have been cut away and replaced with invisible mesh for a sexy reinterpretation of a well loved silhouette.   ARABESQUE Arabesque architecture inspired this dramatic wedge, which was hand-carved by Italian artisans then metalized with a galvanic finish. This is one of my three favorites of the collections. IKAT PRINT This custom print was inspired by an antique scarf that Paul found at a vintage textile vendor at the Grand...

#MCM – Brian Atwood Takes Over The Peoples Choice Awards Red Carpet

Officially the first post to go out this year on the blog. Sitting here, i’m thinking ‘where do i start from?’, nothing feels as good as doing what you love to do the most and for me, outside family, it’s blogging about shoes. And now that the holiday is finally over (thankfully so too), i’m back full time. Last night was the 73rd Golden Globe Awards and as expected the red carpet was a hit.     My first post for this year goes out to Brian Atwood, my Man Crush Monday today.                 He’s an American footwear designer and former model who launched his line in 2001, i really started to take note of his designs in 2014 and i have been hooked ever since. At the recent People’s Choice Awards, celebrities did not hide their love for him as many of them opted for his gorgeous designs. Below are a few.                 Other shoe moments from the People’s Choice Awards below             And just recently, Brian Atwood released his Pre-fall 2016 collection, below are a few of the eye-candy.           You can see more of his luxurious designs on his official website.  Welcome to 2016, it’s going to be an exciting and insightful year in the world of fashion, don’t miss a post and of course our shop site promises to keep your soles excited.                  ...

#ManCrushMonday – Fashion Forward Noble Igwe!!!

No, Noble Igwe is not a footwear designer, neither is he in the business of female footwear anything (not that I know of anyway). He is the CEO of 360Nobs group, an entertainment outfit and he sure is fashion forward. I was watching an episode of Wardrobe Diaries on Ebony Life TV last night and he was on it. I have followed him on Instagram and admired his sense of style, but that episode opened me up to his true love for shoes. I’m no male footwear expert, but what I like about Noble is how he isn’t scared to switch things up and trust me he does it with little or no effort. And in my little research between last night and now, I noticed in most cases, his shoes were usually the stand out fashion piece. You must have a high level of confidence and style to put together outfits like he does and not look like a clown. I’d say just stay in your own lane if you are thinking of copying him, he owns it and does justice to it.         So yea, focus away from female shoes. All hail the Igwe, our #MCM for today.   Photo Credit: 360nobs, Pulse.ng, YNaija, Google Images, Instagram....
#MCM: Alessandro Dell’Acqua

#MCM: Alessandro Dell’Acqua

I got to know about him when I first saw the Ronny No 21 Bow Mules. It was love at first sight and of course I had to know who was behind the design. It is safe to say I have followed (stalked) him since my discovery. More inspiring is his story of resilience in the face of failure, disappointment and starting all over again after having worked so hard to build a name and a brand that was taken away from him. The success he is today has made up for the losses. He is the Creative Director of the ‘No 21’ and ‘ROCHAS‘ labels, 2 distinctively different styles he describes as sumptuous, architectural, slightly decadent and very French for Rochas; and young, sexy, streetwise, consummately Italian for No. 21.  He is Alessandro Dell’Acqua. He did get a good beating, but he came out tougher and a whole lot better. In an interview he granted Wmagazine that I read online, I love the part where he said “I’ve learned that you never know how things will turn out. You need to have the courage to take a risk.” He is our #MANCRUSHMONDAY this week at SoleDivas. See below some of his designs for No 21   And from the Rochas Collection It’s worth all the hype for me!  ...