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Business Casual Men's Shoes & How To Wear Them

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Bordi the one (13 days ago)
I have to admit that since i discovered this channel i watch it allot. I don't even have enough money to dress like that but at least i try.
J .S (5 days ago)
nothing wrong with admiration
Jacob Morenzoni (8 days ago)
you can find some nice deals out there man
Navid Zivari (11 days ago)
+gmc9753 same here. I work in a casual dress environment and I love it. Hate wearing suits and ties. Gimme a pair of nice selvedge jeans, a comfortable shirt, and my Red Wing boots and I'm good to go.
Jesus Mendoza (13 days ago)
Dude go to h&m get a formal shirt 15$for a white, light blue, black and many more colors. 15 each then 30$ for some trousers at Haggar that’s 45$ for a full outfit minus the shoes. I got some black oxfords at h&m for 35$ that’s a full outfit for about 80$ I got dress socks from fallas paredes at about 3-4$ for a pair of 5.
Tom Silverheart (13 days ago)
Don't spend too much time on Youtube videos tho. Hard work is the only way to afford whatever you want.
Glen Converse (1 day ago)
What about Louis Vuitton?
J .S (5 days ago)
gloves?
Paritosh Purohit (8 days ago)
Are white buckskin shoes too informal?
CROWN John (10 days ago)
Who needs to pay those expensive manner classes when you can just learn free from this true gentleman!Great work man!
Unboxing Case (10 days ago)
You look like a old g-eazy
Martyna Słupińska (10 days ago)
Could someone recommend me a channel as this one, but made for women, please? I wish you created "Lady's gazette" or something similar, as this channel seems very interesting, although exclusive for men, sadly:)
Josip Ćurić (11 days ago)
Please on april fools dress in sportswear and pretend like it's normal.
Chester (11 days ago)
You move your mouth very weirdly when talking but I can't exactly pinpoint why I find it weird... exaggerated, unnatural movements of the mouth perhaps?
RootVeggies (11 days ago)
I was wondering, where did you get the green coat? Thanks!
Tree (11 days ago)
you need to do a 'how to wear purple' video
龍起暘 (11 days ago)
At 9:29, what's the brand of that mid brown penny loafer? They look amazing
Can you bring back is it worth it?
How do you feel about the turtleneck sweater beneath a dress shirt finished with a blazer?
Blizzard Pancakes (12 days ago)
Few men can pull of a green jacket and be stylish. This man is one of them
Jim N (12 days ago)
You have to have some rubber soled shoes if you walk any distance is wet, snowy weather.
Cesar Saucedo (12 days ago)
That 🌴 background 🤦‍♂️
Peter Beal (12 days ago)
Great video clip there Raffael.Most informative.
sherryp (13 days ago)
Your style and the coordinating of accessories is so awesome. It is unfortunate that I never see men dressed like you. Most men have no idea of how to dress.
Hoody K (13 days ago)
Still love the videos guys, still lots of wonderful information, and im always looking forward to the uploads.
A HerrerA (13 days ago)
Tan Double monk strap shoes with the matching leather belt and kahki dockers with a navy blue and white dress shirt ss wrist watch and light mist of cologne... Made my lady melt like Candy...anyways thanks for the vids big thumbs upp
Liam Blake (13 days ago)
wow! I love those navy and grey suede spectators.
Son of Liberty (13 days ago)
Love the green jacket, look great as usual, keep up the great work. :)
Mhd Wasim Abdul Samad (13 days ago)
Been always waiting on your opinion on shearling jackets..
fountainhead (13 days ago)
As much as I like them, I find it hard to wear leather-soled shoes. Even when it's not raining where I am in New York, sidewalks are always wet for one reason or another. Maybe Dainite soles are a good compromise?
Bobo Swaggins (13 days ago)
As a real estate agent, what would be the best choice to go with. I hate super casual fits, so what should I do?
Ian Butler (13 days ago)
The dress shoes with the white rubber soles are the ugliest thing I have ever seen.
Michael Ramírez (13 days ago)
where did you get the shirt your wearing in the video?
Bob Mob (13 days ago)
Business casual in law firms is pretty casual
Rikard Berglund (13 days ago)
Looking good Sven!
Yep (13 days ago)
Sven, what do you think about the M40 greatcoat?
Enter Username (13 days ago)
Raphael is back, thank god.
Zain Binno (13 days ago)
Can you do a series where you review and talk about suits and outfits from movies?
Riz Kler (13 days ago)
Great advice here Raphael 🤘🏼
endautrestermes (13 days ago)
Thank you very much for the video; what do you think of rubber outsole that covers the leather sole to protect it from the elements?
That Epic Camel (13 days ago)
Sometime I just rewatch some of the videos on this channel because I love seeing such wonderful outfits.
William Ormiston (13 days ago)
what a about boots
Anthony Johnson (13 days ago)
These videos are just STELLAR. They're detailed, informative, and entertaining. You can rely on this information for ANY type of event or situation, and with that, you can know that your presentation to the world will be one that is of the highest order. Thanks again, Raphael.
Nate Simmons (13 days ago)
I only discovered this channel today and have binge watched it this afternoon, thanks for the great content! I actually have a video request, its for filler words, as i um like seem to um have an er issue with like using them subconsciously and i'm trying to up my game a little, any tips on how to recognise and stop using them so much? cheers Nate
Nancy Orlando (13 days ago)
oh..you don't like rubber soles....apparently you do not live in the northeast United States where you life depends on non skid rubber soles.
Nancy Orlando (3 days ago)
ohhhhhhh. well he must have some skid resistant shoes in his vast wardrobe.
SPNKr (13 days ago)
Well he's in Minnesota, for what that's worth.
Nancy Orlando (13 days ago)
i am a 77 year old woman so none of this applies to me. however, you are so darn cute and your videos are so darn cute i love to watch them
minonano (13 days ago)
Yes! My kinda style.
James Swingland (13 days ago)
I tend to wear rubber soled shoes, because the remaining leather pair I own (which has not really been worn) is very slippery, and thanks to an accident a few years ago, I have some trouble walking and balancing. I also live in the UK, so its often rather wet. Is there some way I can make the grip on the shoes better (other than sticking rubber on the bottom), or should I just continue with my rubber soles in your opinion?
CatatonicBug (13 days ago)
Where I live, any leather-soled shoes, no matter how brogued or embellished they are, are considered "church shoes". No one seems to know (or care about) the difference in formality. It's rather sad...
Tibor Klein (13 days ago)
I work in a big factory's management department, where I never meet any customers. Patterned shirts, jeans and sneakers with a modest design (I have a mid-brown suede pair) are perfectly acceptable here.
GeneralKoekwous (13 days ago)
Up till now I've not really had contact with many businesses where the business code is really that formal, especially when there is close contact with a client company I've found that good colour matched Chino's and jackets etc. not really black/navy suits. Don't really know how true this is in other places thought, would love to hear.
Philipp Koch (13 days ago)
Do rubber soles last longer than leather soles?
Harja7 (13 days ago)
You can go to a cobbler to get rubber half soles to extend the life of the shoes. For winter, I recommend going for rubber soles. Leather just can't handle moisture, salt and rubble.
Anson Lin (13 days ago)
where did you get the dark brown whole cut shoes ?
MultiMrMiles (13 days ago)
at my company everyboy dresses like slobs....so not difficult to be" overdressed" and outshine em all.
Bobby Reed (13 days ago)
Green rules.
N. M. (13 days ago)
In that video Raphael‘s English is a little strange. Did he have a conversation in German just before recording the video? I‘m from GER myself, and some phrases in that video reminded me of German.
Jainam Zaveri (13 days ago)
Why don't you tapper your pants
Kat Krause (13 days ago)
1:17 will stay etched in my mind for days to come.
As will the hair cut
Uber cool video ! :)
simon leibovic (13 days ago)
I like that jacket. I’m trying to incorporate more green in my dress
Jamesthacoolcat99 (13 days ago)
Like the jacket.
Tom McMorrow (13 days ago)
As I've said many times, as someone in finance and who lives on the East Coast, it's basically suits all day every day. However, I view 'business casual' as my personal brand of 'off time' clothing, usually with little tweaks. For example, I have a cordovan loafer from Ace Marks that I got with the leather sole painted blue. Invisible unless I show the underside, it adds just that little pop of sprezzatura that I enjoy. Another delightful video, I really enjoy this series on business casual, and I share it with all my male friends (in the hopes of converting a few sneaker lovers!).
LONGMAN DAVID (13 days ago)
Very nice examples Thank you so much From India
jordan hicks (13 days ago)
Where I live, the cowboy boot is a universal shoe. They can be casual, business casual, or formal. Just depends on how well polished they are and how ornate the lower is (never tuck pants into the tops of cowboy boots no matter how ornate the upper is, that's very low class and looks terrible) Edit: for a very formal pair you might look for a pair made of exotic leather and/or a pair with silver/gold boot tips and heel guards
jordan hicks (13 days ago)
+Lobix der Zweite it's a pretty specific geographic area where you can get away with boots (pretty much just Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as well as down south of the border in Mexico), but it's a very traditional look here, and makes you stand out in a crowd when traveling abroad. Shows your cowboy pride in a more subtle way than rocking a Stetson
Lobix der Zweite (13 days ago)
jordan hicks that is so great I love how in some aread the dresscode is just different due to the tradition!
Speedsk8r (13 days ago)
Hello I want to thank you for all you do on this Chanell. I've learned quite a bit from you keep up the outstanding work here 👏🏽👏🏽
Meninfluencer (13 days ago)
Love your aesthetic!
2nd like
DTM Weather Videos (13 days ago)
LOVE THIS CHANNEL! ❤️I wear Vintage Suits Everyday with pride

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