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My Shoe Collection for 2016 | Minimalist Men's Shoe Collection

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Everyone knows that shoes are one of the most important parts of a man's outfit and wardrobe. But which shoe styles do you really wear regularly? How many pairs of shoes do you need? What kind of shoes do you have in your closet right now? After being asked a couple of times to make a video about my current shoe collection, I decided to go ahead and do it! These 12 pairs of shoes are the shoes I wear regularly throughout the year. While I do own a few more pairs, these 12 are my go-to shoes. They have me covered for just about every situation - from casual weekends to formal black tie events. Note: this collection doesn't include athletic shoes (for running, hiking, tennis, tap dancing...you get the point). — SHOP MY COLLECTION #1: Ace Marks Cap Toe Ocfords - http://mdst.mn/2efylXl #2: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue - http://geni.us/rQNN #3: Shoe Passion Brogues - http://mdst.mn/2e5chm4 #4: Cole Haan Loafers (similar) - http://geni.us/zVYqxA5 #5: Vans for J. Crew - http://rstyle.me/n/b3ht6dn4v6 #6: Onitsuka Tiger - http://geni.us/BLc5eB4 #7: J. Crew MacAlister - http://rstyle.me/n/b3ht5vn4v6 #8: Cole Haan Chukka (similar) - http://geni.us/dGSZ #9: Thursday Boot Co. President - http://geni.us/LJjott #10: Sorel Cheyanne - http://geni.us/ZO2SSAR #11: Birkenstock Milano - http://geni.us/LzdIrF #12: Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoe - http://geni.us/TLLWecd — SHOP THE VIDEO Shirt: Gant Rugger Vee Polo (sold out) Watch: http://geni.us/i15I — VIDEOS MENTIONED ▪ Video 1 → link ▪ Video 2 → link — WHAT I'M WEARING ▪ Shirt → link ▪ Watch → link ▪ Other → link — MY GEAR ▪ Canon T6i → http://geni.us/4kSX ▪ Laptop → http://fave.co/2hgKaDF ▪ Laptop stand → http://fave.co/2vQwBj3 ▪ Lens #1 (50mm) → http://geni.us/OiE9 ▪ Lens #2 (10-18mm) → http://geni.us/qgGQckE ▪ Lens #3 (24mm) → http://geni.us/x61A ▪ Lav mic → http://geni.us/ZBlvGh ▪ Desk mic → http://geni.us/wCdS7t2 — YOUTUBE MUSIC → https://goo.gl/UhwtMb — STYLE GUIDES ▪ Free E-Books → http://mdst.mn/guide-pack ▪ Premium Guide → http://mdst.mn/tmmsg — FOLLOW ME ▪ Podcast → http://fave.co/2vej94M ▪ Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/modestmanstyle/ ▪ Twitter → https://twitter.com/modestmanstyle ▪ Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/modestmanblog/ ▪ Private Group → https://www.facebook.com/groups/modestmen — Contains affiliate links // Stay stylish!
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The Modest Man (2 years ago)
Here's my current shoe collection (all 12 pairs)!
Great Neutral (4 months ago)
What brand of sneakers are durable and is skechers durable? If not what brand do you recommend?
Siddharth Bawa (6 months ago)
We need a updated version of this please.
Jayden Sosa (9 months ago)
I second that
Bilal Shabbir (1 year ago)
You have to do another one. Been a year now!! Let's see what you got!
Charles Gregory (2 years ago)
The Modest Man that sounded nasty!!
nndei (16 days ago)
Man minimalist ain’t having 24 shoes around
The Modest Man (15 days ago)
It’s hard to agree on a universal definition of minimalism, but I hope we can agree that it’s not a competition.
Phantom Warrior (1 month ago)
im usually on the other end of the spectrum. most shoes fit me at 12 normal width or 11 wide.
UnboxingMania (1 month ago)
What do you think of Florsheim shoes and boots? Thanks
lightning kachowski (1 month ago)
Modest. 5 brown leather shoes. Okay.
A fading no one. (1 month ago)
That is quite an impressive collection. But how is it for people who identify as a minimalist? I only have two Adidas shoes, one timberland, and one dress shoes. Less is more?
You have an epic head of hair dude! Nice style.
cesar calderon (2 months ago)
Minimalist + collection ..... something doesnt fit
The Modest Man (2 months ago)
How so?
Chris S (2 months ago)
The Shermanator!
Tim Young (2 months ago)
What color belt goes with the navy Sperry's? Tan or no?
Brandon G (3 months ago)
Putting links to all of these shoes in the description and saving me the time... my man! Thanks for the nice video!
Angelina martinez (3 months ago)
Jon Harmil (3 months ago)
love those tan ones! ... please send them to me........ :-)
Tyler Micale (3 months ago)
Have you tried Astorflex, Brock?
Tyler Micale (3 months ago)
+The Modest Man I have a pair of their brown leather Chukka boots. They're worth trying if you can find them on sale.
The Modest Man (3 months ago)
No, have you?
Jay Velasquez (3 months ago)
I only need 4 pairs. 1 dark brown cap toe oxfords for formal wear. 1 runners for active duties. 1 vans for casual. 1 boat shoes for rainy seasons
LRsoup (4 months ago)
I love your shoes! However, worst than Birkenstocks are your neighbouring boatshoes. Get rid of them immediately. You are a handsome guy, but these shoes are a complete turnoff and unsexy.
Peter Romero (4 months ago)
Nice collection. Tod's driving mocassins?
Ed F (4 months ago)
I just subscribed to your channel and have only watched a handful of your productions. I thoroughly enjoy your videos. You provide informative content and I enjoy your presentation style. This video is no exception. One minor thought though. I am a bit surprised to see that none of the shoes in the video have shoe trees, which I am told that it is absolute ‘must’ to maintain the form of the shoe. Just an observation and thought. Getting back to this video; thanks for sharing the info, nice collection and great presentation.
Jeremy James Gigante (5 months ago)
You say you're 5'6, what size of boots do you wear? Just to have a comparison of how should boots fits me.
The Modest Man (5 months ago)
Nope they’re 7. You have to wear what’s comfy. Can’t sacrifice comfort for looks when it comes to shoes. Go with the size that works best for you. I promise, no one notices the size besides you!
Jeremy James Gigante (5 months ago)
I'm kinda hesitant, if I wear too small it might look I'm women's shoes, if I wear too large it might look I'm wearing clown shoes. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks for the previous replies though.
Jeremy James Gigante (5 months ago)
+The Modest Man thanks. But your Thursdayboots work boots is 6 right?
The Modest Man (5 months ago)
Usually size 7.
A. W. (5 months ago)
Those aren't work boots. It'd be hilarious to see someone wear those on a jobsite
The Modest Man (5 months ago)
Work boots is a style of boot. It’s not literal.
Soohyuk Yoon (5 months ago)
fantastic video
timothy robbins (5 months ago)
where did you get that shelving for the shoes? love it
The Modest Man (5 months ago)
I think the Container Store but it’s really old. It’s meant to be a closet system.
Hot Sauce (5 months ago)
A dark brown penny loafer is all you need as a true minimalist.
k tori (5 months ago)
Would you tell me why don't you have any Derby Shoes?
k tori (5 months ago)
Thank you answering me quickly. I'm from Japan, I'm Japanese. Now I'm interesting in leather shoes.So just subscribed your vlog.
The Modest Man (5 months ago)
I’m not a huge fan of that style. Prefer Oxfords for formal wear.
Erik Stronghold (5 months ago)
I found a two pairs of brunello cucinelli dark brown shoes! size 11.5 over at goodwill boutique! For 30 dollars each! Fits me perfect! It was barely worn..
Staas Wolter (5 months ago)
My first pair of high quality dress shoes were my black Allen Edmonds Park Avenues that I got completely recrafted and after I used my Saphir shoe products, they look amazing! Highly recommended. :)
Alfie Bart (6 months ago)
omg i have the same literally the same laptop stand thingy LOL
Calvin W. (6 months ago)
Update pls :)
Jason Ong (6 months ago)
Ace Marks or Beckett Siminon?
The Modest Man (6 months ago)
I haven’t tried Ace Marks sneakers or BS dress shoes so can’t really compare. I really like both brands (from what I’ve tried).
PLAY2WIN (6 months ago)
What polo is that?
The Modest Man (6 months ago)
Gant Rugger Vee polo
Per-Ola from Sweden (6 months ago)
Great video! I really like your collection! I tend to wear boots most of the time...except in the summer. Chukkas and Chelsey boots are my favourites.
Caden Witt (7 months ago)
Hey man! Great vid- where is your polo from?
The Modest Man (6 months ago)
Thanks! It’s from Gant Rugger.
Tippu Mahmood (7 months ago)
I also have passion for collecting shoes, (some of which i've never worn) consisting of 2, leather sole office moccasion shoes, a pair of stacey adams black & white gangster shoes, 3 trainers, a pair of rugged boots for the winter and 8 pairs of casual shoes. Hopefully this week i also intend to purchase a pair of blue brogues, brown brogues (both suede) as part of my country attire and a pair of patent black dress shoes which are a must for evenning event occasions
Ayoub Elhamdaoui (8 months ago)
Sir, you need to toss those birks and get you a pair of nice flipflops. Flipflops are so much more versatile and better looking
The Modest Man (8 months ago)
Agree to disagree 😉
David Lara (8 months ago)
You're a youtuber that teachs about fashion and it would have good that you have cleaned and polished your shoes before show them to the world. But nice minimalist collection. Cheers!
Yaseen Syd (8 months ago)
Hey bro, I want that polo! You’re killing it! Where can I get it?
The Modest Man (8 months ago)
It’s from Gant Rugger.
Asher Wycoff (9 months ago)
Minimalist? You got twelve damn pairs
Molly O'Brien (9 months ago)
only 12 pairs, more showoff look at me than modest man, im out
The Modest Man (9 months ago)
Later 👋🏻
Anthony Cedeno (11 months ago)
Please reply
Anthony Cedeno (11 months ago)
The Modest Man Thanks so much man, you're the best
The Modest Man (11 months ago)
Anthony Cedeno (11 months ago)
Hey Braque, where did you get your shoe rack/organizer? Can you tell me the link where i can find one like yours or at least one similar to it?
Anthony Cedeno (11 months ago)
The Modest Man Great! Okay I see, Thanks so much for the help!
The Modest Man (11 months ago)
I believe it’s from Container Store, but it was at the house when I got there (I didn’t buy it) so not sure. It’s meant to be a closet system for a room that doesn’t have an actual closet.
AF24 (11 months ago)
Where did you get the shoe rack?
Yaniel Suarez (11 months ago)
Thanks for showing off this collection! It helped with some ideas. I was wondering about your opinion on cap toe dress boots vs non cap toe like your brown President pair from Thursday. Do you think that the stitching on the Captain (cap-toe) style they offer is a bit too overwhelming and not needed for a dress boot? You, Alpha, and Antonio from Real Men Real Style all prefer the President and it must be for some good reason. I'm deciding between the two right now and have a minor case of OCD.
The Modest Man (11 months ago)
I prefer a plain toe, but it’s really just personal preference. Either is great!
Your wise cousin Joe (11 months ago)
I have so many pair of shoes is not even funny.....try..30+ pairs.... i am guilty.
BenSavage (11 months ago)
happy to hear your opinion on ace marks. the gentlemens gazette has a deal with them but i want to be sure hes not just getting payed to promote them. they sound good, but time will tell so olease do an update once you break them is brother.
The Modest Man (11 months ago)
I’ve enjoyed the shoes since this video. I don’t wear them too often but they’ve worn in nicely so far. Raphael doesn’t promote anything he doesn’t believe in 100%, so you can trust his opinion, even if the video is sponsored.
BenSavage (11 months ago)
brock, you rock brother. enjoying your videos. are you able to claim all those clothes on your taxes?
Rafal Baran (1 year ago)
guy who advises on fashion wears duck boots... oh my god
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
Got something against classic, masculine, practical footwear? Tell me more...
German Trujillo (1 year ago)
You sound like Matthew McConaughey and your shoe collection is all right all right all right!
Thomas Gage (1 year ago)
hey Brock, what size shoe do you normally wear, and what size are your Onitsuka Tigers?
Young Bai (1 year ago)
would you mind telling me how tall you are?
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
5’6” in shoes
tec smart (1 year ago)
Tell me which type shoes match jeans and trousers and pants
Nik Man (1 year ago)
Birkenstocks come on man why do you have to go all tacky American tourist
MoonaticDestiny (1 year ago)
Ugh. Dark blue looks so good on you! So handsome.
obet (1 year ago)
Hah Brock!Wifey got mad lol! I bought 3 pairs of shoes in 2 weeks..Not good lol.
Irresistible Libra (1 year ago)
Your shoe game is so on point! I wouldn't have any different ones. Excellent collection. :) Respect from Pakistan.
grease112 (1 year ago)
Nice video! I have the same Vans...but will never buy them again. Like all shoes of that type, the soles wear out within a year.
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
Yeah I didn’t buy them again either.
Adrian Chong (1 year ago)
Hope I could get a second opinion on this but over here in Malaysia, everyone seems to be wearing sneakers or walking/running shoes for casual wear. Are these leather shoes worth investing in or will I just look out of place? I only see leather shoes worn by office workers and they're mostly black instead of brown. I really like brown leather shoes/boots 'cause of the masculine image they have but I don't wanna be that one weird guy. :/
Aienbalos Aienbalos (1 year ago)
Adrian Chong why not be the weird guy?
JCrossover (1 year ago)
hey Brock do you know what size Allen Edmonds shoe trees you got? I have a size 7 AE too and I got the size small she tree but they look like they are just stretching out the shoe in a bad way and not fixing the shape
Adam Earle (1 year ago)
I own 6 pairs myself, Brown leather chukka Brown dress shoe Black dress shoe Black running shoe Red canvas shoe Beige canvas shoe
vigo46 (1 year ago)
Great video! Please tell me the exact model of those Cole Haan chukkas please though!
vigo46 (1 year ago)
Do you know what the model is? Just curious
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
They’re really old (not made anymore).
Garett Smith (1 year ago)
Liked the video, what particularly grabbed my attention is that you commented that Cole Hann's build quality usually is not that good.  Could you do a video on moderately priced shoe brands that have better build quality that you would recommend?
Ted C (1 year ago)
I've never seen a video on proper fit when buying shoes. Shoe stores hire warm bodies to fill the position, and are often young people who haven't owned shoes long enough to know anything. Your attention to detail and knowledge, like - "any leather shoe will stretch out a bit as you break them in"... as part of the video, would make it valuable to me. (Many of us put on a shoe, pinch the toe with our fingers, lie our mother did when we were kids, is how we will buy shoes until we're 80, unless/until we learn a better way)
Ted C (1 year ago)
I believe it was the very next day, after posting this, that Raphael posted How dress shoes should fit, and 4 days later Antonio did too. Lmao
Alexis Chapelan (1 year ago)
My own minimalistic shoes collection: black monk straps, cognac brogues, navy suede chukka boots, a pair of casual leather sneakers, dress boots for cold weather, driving moccasins (in navy or brown) for summer. Then maybe add in some hiking shoes, flip flops, etc
Jon Harmil (1 year ago)
send me those walnut brown shoes... very nice!
Tan Zhao Heng (1 year ago)
Hi Brock, cool video! Do you have a boot care routine(placing shoe tree in it, applying conditioner and etc) on the boots you own?
Ashish Rajoba (1 year ago)
You don’t have a pair of double monk straps? 🤔
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Ashish Rajoba I do now!
Arian Canul (1 year ago)
Does anyone knows Brocks height? lol
Deano 1 (1 year ago)
Great channel and shoe collection. What do you think of elevator shoes? Can you walk in them okay what's your experience?
A Sa (1 year ago)
You need to work on your public speaking...I mean you are recording this and still leaving in all the "ums" either re-record or prepare your dialogue beforehand. There's no excuse am interview is one thing but pre recorded video, c'mon man. Otherwise I like the content of your work.
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
I'll work on my speaking if you work on your grammar ;)
The Dapper Man (1 year ago)
Fantastic video. I'm starting to build my shoe collection just bought some black Allen Edmond Park Avenue oxfords.
Ali Hussain (1 year ago)
Hello Brock,You thought of investing your money wisely on English shoes, such as Crockett & Jones, Churches, Lobbs, Cheney, loakes or Barker??Thought I'd give you this good information free of charge!
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Mr UK London I have not, but I do love my Allen Edmonds 👌🏼
Stefan B. (1 year ago)
Gladiator Sandals realy ?
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Stefan Blank those aren't gladiator sandals, they're Birkenstocks.
Chris DaCosta (1 year ago)
Luv your style.
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Chris DaCosta thanks!
exec9292 (1 year ago)
Are you gay?
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+exec9292 no.
thscful (1 year ago)
Where is that polo from? Looks great :)
Arturo Grijalva (1 year ago)
Serious question. Why is this channel called, "modest man"??this is far from modest and minimalist, wtf??
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Arturo Grijalva it means "man of modest height or stature" ...in other words, shorter or smaller men.
Jason Guevara (1 year ago)
Those sandals gotta gooooo
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Jason G never! 😎
Glotoneria Noitra (1 year ago)
Not even one shoetrees ? Not afraid ?
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Glotoneria Noitra they're overrated 😬
Glotoneria Noitra (1 year ago)
Oh there was one, i'm just blind. Not on all leather shoes tough
meme82311 (1 year ago)
Kuortay I (1 year ago)
Thanks for video. What about belt to wear with dress clothes?
Tiger25NYC Brooklyn (1 year ago)
Love those dress boots
Tiger25NYC Brooklyn (1 year ago)
It's crazy we wear the same shoe size and jackets perfect channel. For me
Hunter (1 year ago)
Put shoe trees in the rest of your shoes man
Hunter (1 year ago)
The Modest Man I personally think they should go into any leather shoes. You can notice the difference quite easily. Nordstrom Rack sells wood shoe trees for 2 for $26, so you don't actually red to spend a lot of money.
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Hunter Brodt I keep them in my nicer shoes but I don't think they're necessary for every pair. I'd like to see someone A/B test using shoe trees sometime. Would take forever but that would be interesting!
Nice collection.
Seymour Glass (1 year ago)
2 pairs is minimal , 1 pair of Oxford's , 1 pair of Brogues . You sir would be considered a hoarder in the capsule world .
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Rob Phillips that seems redundant. What would you wear with casual outfits?
Allen Edmonds Park Avenues for dressy occasions, Nike shoes for casual and some good boots for Winter are all you need.
boom1111111111111111 (1 year ago)
where are your shoe trees, man?
Philip Cousin (1 year ago)
I like seeing your bare feet in loafers, Brock!
Shaheer Ahmed (1 year ago)
what is your opinion on Dockers boat shoes? because that is the only mid-tier brand available in Karachi
Shaheer Ahmed (1 year ago)
The Modest Man, I am 16 and I improved a lot, guys like you and alphaM are the inspiration to us would love it if you would consider reviewing them for your die hard fans!
Shaheer Ahmed (1 year ago)
The Modest Man i would love to see review of them, can you do this for me?
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Shaheer Ahmed sorry I haven't tried them...
waleed A (1 year ago)
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
i am Afif (1 year ago)
what size do you wear onitsuka tiger 7 or 7.5?. because im wearing that shoes in 7 are too tight width and 7.5 looks little bit longer. which one do you prefer
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
I actually got 6.5 and they fit great after loosening up a little.
AwesomeTank63 (1 year ago)
the outfit at 3:57 makes you look like harry potter
Private Account (1 year ago)
HI Brock, Your information has been extremely useful in my using my wardrobe. I had so many solid dress combinations I had not considered. I did wait for the sale at Allen Edmonds and got a pair of black dress shoes, Del Ray, and also the brown. Basic combinations that FIT really work. Too many golks buy really nice unique items of clothing and then cannot integrate them into their wardrobes. You helped me pull all of it together. Thanks! Oh yeah.... Brock is not lying folks.... Make sure your clothes fit!
Esso (1 year ago)
I wear Blundstone chelsea boots almost every day.
Eric Rice (1 year ago)
Hmm, no Chucks. interesting. I find myself in converse chuck taylor all stars at least once a week.
The Modest Man (1 year ago)
+Eric Rice for some reason chucks aren't comfortable to me. Probably just the shape of my feet.
Francisco Ruiz (1 year ago)
Does anyone notice a whistle sound after everything he says?
Ryan Lee (1 year ago)
Lol just got my very first pair of dress shoes in the mail today: a pair of Cole Haan loafers. I'm a size 7.5 typically, but their website told me a 7.5 would be too big and that I should go with a 7 and BOY ARE THOSE SHOES TIGHT. Currently have them in the freezer with bags of water in them in attempts to stretch them out. It took me 15 to ease the left one on because it was too tight to even side my foot into it. Lets pray it works because Im too poor to return them and get new ones.
Yaosen Tian (1 year ago)
any coupons?
Tray Ahzz (2 years ago)
like the foot imprint left on the Birkenstock
Tray Ahzz (2 years ago)
funny is that you can make out the shape of a guys foot sometimes on the bottom of his shoes.the sole, from heavy wear.
The Modest Man (2 years ago)
+Trey Ahzze 👌
2HardBackRub (2 years ago)
My so nice video, love for the "BEATERS" looks like naturel mens. My wants too mach to make smaller my colenctions. Wife so angry so many shoes! BUT YOU KNOW WAT I MEAN!!!!
Evelyn D'Haene (2 years ago)
I'm a girl, but I just came across your videos and I'm subbing.
balogun opeyemi (1 year ago)
When can talk on WhatsApp platform this's my number 08081462026
balogun opeyemi (1 year ago)
Hello babe how from Africa
The Modest Man (2 years ago)
Glad you found me!

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