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The 4 Biggest Men's Dress Shoe Mistakes

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http://gentl.mn/4-biggest-mens-dress-shoe-mistakes 1. Avoid Square-Toed Shoes - shoes with rubber soles, big, chunky toe boxes. 2. Never buy the same shoes twice. - avoid buying the same shoe twice or the same shoes in a different color. - Buy one style at a time because that gives you more versatility and different looks. 3. No to Rubber Soles - You want to have a leather sole because it gives that really elegant sound when walking. - May be more difficult to maintain but a good leather sole won’t let water in. 4. Keep it Basic - Don’t buy shoes that are too colorful in the beginning or too unusual. - Skip spectators, Oxfords or Derbies are always a good start. If you don’t have the styles I recommend, I suggest you take a look at them and it will certainly help you create a long lasting versatile wardrobe that is elegant and stylish for the foreseeable future. ======================================= To never miss any of our videos again, sign up here for free: http://gentl.mn/1S6eSVd Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/thegentlemansgazette ======================================= Gentleman's Gazette http://gentl.mn/1TyeeFf http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/ Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/gentlemansgazette Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gentlemansgazette/ FREE EBOOK: http://gentl.mn/1S6eSVd
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Noah (3 months ago)
That thumbnail oh god gross
Dracos The Gladiator (4 months ago)
Watching this right after I realise my first pair of dress shoes have a rubber sole. ; (
Joe Mug (4 months ago)
I bought a nice pair of dress shoes off eBay and the insoles had been removed. Is there any reason you can think of for doing this? I did insert some dr Scholls insoles.
Business Purchase (7 months ago)
And you think you don't look like a peasant?
Jose Ramos (7 months ago)
Peasant WTF! Is that another way of calling someone a low life, or is he refering to thugs?
Robert Dixon (7 months ago)
" Make you look like a pleasant"
J PR (8 months ago)
I have dress shoes that are over 25 yrs old - Allen Edmonds shoes can be rebuilt by the factory for a reasonable fee. I also have several pairs of classic hand-made Nettleton wingtips, which are over 50 years old and belonged to my father - it’s kinda cool and special that I can wear the same shoes, that as a boy, I once spent an hour every Sunday evening, polishing for my dad, that he would wear that coming week. Learned about the benefits of using cedar shoe trees, of polishing them by hand, of wearing overshoes when there was inclement weather and the importance of having multiple pairs of shoes, so that each pair can “rest” and not be worn day after day....
mxm190 (9 months ago)
nothing wrong with square toe shoes, they add a little edginess to the dress aspect of them, and have a classy look. Id rather have rubber souls because if you ever have to break out running, and you have leather on, you'll enfdup on your arse. Snobby lawyers and big timers dont have to worry about this because they never have the need to break out running, so yall enjoy yall lady leather sounding souls lol
TheModernMonkey (9 months ago)
your haircut makes you look like a peasant
Jose Ramos (7 months ago)
Yo M&M, For real teacup must have had a bad experience with some peasant wearing square rubber shoes, when he crossed the wrong side of the pond (hood)
Daniel Nishiyama (9 months ago)
What is not very stylish is his outfit, doesn’t even match . . .
V.Vega (10 months ago)
I have to disagree with the 2nd point. I like owning the same shoe in black and brown. I like being able to wear the exact style shoe i want no matter what colors I'm wearing. No one will ever notice in a million years, and if they do, who cares?
anonamous365 (10 months ago)
Do you even have a job or just dress up for the sake of it.. always missing the aspect of reality.
Simon Tuffen (11 months ago)
It's worth having some smart shoes with rubber soles if you work in particular environments, for example where you may have to move frequently between an office and a factory floor that's covered in dust and oil, or go outside where it's wet. It's not always practical to switch shoes or wear overshoes.
Roc Calumera (11 months ago)
Peasant? I beg to differ: Pes -sonnt to you my dear man.
HitoZ (11 months ago)
Out of all the shoes I tried only a pair of squarish shoes didn't irritate my feet. So is your suggestion I shouldn't buy squarish shoes at all and rather buy uncomfortable but more stylish shoes?
TJ E (1 year ago)
"They make you look like a peasant" I laughted out loud a bit.
Rayray (1 year ago)
I'm wearing your thumbnail shoes rn
Air Pods (1 year ago)
But i love rubber sole any expensive shoe had at least 1 or 2 rubber sole
SS S (1 year ago)
I thought you were supposed to avoid water if you had a leather sole shoe?
J v (1 year ago)
what do you think about ferragamo loafers in either leather or rubber sole?
Kader Mohideen (1 year ago)
I like the idea of dressing well but don't like the idea that makes you think dressing well will make you better than a peasant. Makes me think this whole idea of being a gentleman is overrated. People are better by character and not by what they wear.
Mihai Letcanu PK (1 year ago)
I came down here to see the triggered comments like if u did the same 😂
elbowend johnie (1 year ago)
Wear what you are comfortable in, and looks good on you; don't be bound by rules made by someone else.
Alaa Sedki (1 year ago)
Rubber sole is usually a must. Specially if you live in Canada... snow, rain, salt and many slippery surfaces..
Charles Garrett (1 year ago)
This man is an IDIOT! Pointy toe shoes are trash and the people who ware them are consumer programmed idiots who are out of touch with reality as to what a human foot looks like.
Ideeem (1 year ago)
What are those green shoes at 2:18 ?
Nathan Parmar (1 year ago)
Ideeem brogues
mdl397 (1 year ago)
Looks guiltily at the cheap alfani shoes with the square toes rubber soles and elastic on the opening that are in my closet.....sigh I suck.
NoCultist (1 year ago)
5 years ago i bought black square derby shoes... I was young and stupid. Lesson learned. Never, ever wore it.
Song Sea (1 year ago)
Are these the things men follow? (I am here because I have shoes to a uniform for all.)
JATT 5ABI (1 year ago)
Leather soled shoes with a cork filling become very comfortable after some wear, far more comfortable than rubber soled shoes can ever be.
The GamingRobin2000 (1 year ago)
first one was a opinion. second was common sense. third is when you have enough money for rubber covers not rubber soles. four well.....of course. .....this is some odd advice
Austin Kim (1 year ago)
What about dainite or V-treads soles on dress shoes lol.
Mr. Nunuisance (1 year ago)
I really hate pointy shoes.
Mark Andrews (2 years ago)
Some of these guys don't need square toed shoes. The way they talk they are peasants.
aperfecte (2 years ago)
so i shouldn't put a rubber sole on my loake's?
Matthew Li (2 years ago)
lol good leather soles won't get wet? what? any leather sole no matter how well it's made will get wet.
TraumaER (2 years ago)
I make all 4 mistakes.  No wonder I'm still single :[ Time to buy non-squared shoes once with leather soles that are non-colorful!
Ziy He (2 years ago)
sounds rude but he is right
Karthik V (2 years ago)
http://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-ties-shoes-photo-2012-8 Is this man a peasant? I don't think so. But, I get what you say though. Pres.Obama's shoes here are much more subtle than the square's you have in your video. In the world of symmetry and proportions anything that runs along the frame of your feet its norm. Any line that runs too divergent, makes it look artificial, thus less tasteful.
Gentleman's Gazette (2 years ago)
Obamas shoes were mostly bad, and a classic pair of Oxfords would have suited him better.
gurinder kular (2 years ago)
what would happen to me if I looked like a peasant? could someone let me know urgently please. I have an interview tomorrow and am intending on wearing square toe rubber sole shoe. please you tubers I need your help
Manuel Villarreal (7 months ago)
+Jose Ramos One year too late with the advice.
Jose Ramos (7 months ago)
Yo GK, U B U. If it fits, It's legits. Don't trip on teacup. Sport them rubber peasant squares with CONFIDENCE Brodog!
elton rivera (2 years ago)
can you make a video on what to wear with spectators?
DumbButFunny (2 years ago)
Watching these videos has made me realize how advanced and how mature my dress up clothes are for being 17.
Shrink1061 (2 years ago)
I'm afraid i completely disagree about the rubber sole comments. Most of the highest end British shoe makers offer even the most elegant styles in a Dainite sole. Dainite has a similar flex to leather, and allows an elegant looking shoe, but maintains water resistance. Here in the UK its wet A LOT, and leather soles wear through extremely quickly. Dainite for anything other than summer shoes is a must IMHO.
Ed F (8 months ago)
I live just outside Chicago, IL. and buy most of my shoes from Allen Edmonds which sells many of its most elegant shoes, including Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, etc. with Dainite soles. I also see Alden, Viberg, Grant Stone, Oak Street, etc. offering dainite soles on their dress shoes. The soles are not visible while walking or standing. I myself have several pair of dress shoes with Dainite soles and feel much more confident when trekking through the elements here during the winter months. Just one man’s thoughts.
Jon Stern (9 months ago)
I've got Welted rubber soles (may be Dainite, can't remember) on a pair of English Loake shoes (yes not the most expensive shoe on the market but still a good shoe) and they are fine (not too stiff - I have some leather soled shoes that are stiffer). While I agree there is something about leather soles, I often end up putting a rubber piece on them anyway for practicality in the wet English climate. These rubber soled Loakes are a nice addition to my collection that I enjoy wearing when the mood or weather conditions lead me to do so.
marksshoereviews (10 months ago)
I’ll go with Dainite on boots or any heavier (i.e. double soled) style. Leather for Oxfords, Monks and Loafers.
Gentleman's Gazette (2 years ago)
Regular Single Dainite is chunky and not elegant at all but it seems like you have a different definition of what elegant means than we do.
Shrink1061 (2 years ago)
I'm not really inclined to agree here. Yes double dainite can be chunky but even on something like a crockett lowndes, it can look elegant. A single dainite or new city sole are perfectly elegant. Not sure the sound of leather has any bearing on how stylish a shoe is.
Aubeen Lopez (2 years ago)
Please stop with the headshot close-ups!!!!!!!!!
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ (2 years ago)
I'm proud to be a peasant !!!
Joshua Bader (2 years ago)
The shoe you showed is exactly what I have as dress shoes and as a tall slender mani get complements on them a lot. I would like more shoes but I feel like your classification of square is too broad
nice Amigo (2 years ago)
you are 100% correct on shoes, Quality is the key.
TheSomnambule (2 years ago)
it is funny that you are giving advice yet you dress like a goof in this video. credibility instantly shot.
jimmypetelol (2 years ago)
Being in a tropical country with rainy seasons, I personally prefer rubber soles over leather (or leather soles covered by rubber) as it is more functional
Rifqi Nashirulhaq (25 days ago)
I agree. That's, why I've rarely seen Indonesian people wearing shoes with leather sole.
Mike James (2 years ago)
i have over 30 high end suit and close to if not more shoes.. I just got an amazing pair of Mezlan Marini in a unique shade of blue.. how would you recommend wearing them?.. I have paired with my jeans and a nice blazer and shirt... and also have worn with a full black Armani as well as a silken black Gucci suit.. however I'm considering the option of different colored slacks? my wife is great and I love her but she will tell me anything looks good so.. HELP?
That Time (2 years ago)
'They simply make you look like a peasant' 😂
Victor Gradinaru (2 years ago)
We're forced to wear square toed shoes as part of our duty uniform. Does that make it excusable?
Olivier Tovar (2 years ago)
Thanks Sir. really usefull info.
TheRobExpo (2 years ago)
Someone else like the damn video! My ocd needs a 1000!!!
Lucas Zech (2 years ago)
I am sorry, but no; I live in Germany and I am a size 5. In the rare occasion that I can find shoe that fits me, I will buy it twice and in different colors, so that I don't have to go through the frustrating hassle of trying to find shoes again. I do not have the money to have more than one pair made to measure and I am not trying to start a collection of shoes, so I will have to disregard that second rule.
Lanmater (1 year ago)
I know i'm late but you're an anomaly and his job is to give advice to the public not a niche market.
Joyful Smiles (2 years ago)
who made these rules?
Gaudium Felidae (7 months ago)
His grandma obviously
marccd2 (1 year ago)
The peasants!
Omaid Shokouri (2 years ago)
Joyful Smiles God Read the holy bible
Olivier Tovar (2 years ago)
It wasn`t me
toxicbrilliance (2 years ago)
haha a peasant
Zachary McClary (2 years ago)
I often agree with this channel but a shoe should be made to fit closely without pointless, excess room. For men, like myself, with very boxy feet, a squared front shoe is the best for comfort and durability. Good function will make a shoe much more attractive to the eye of this beholder.
Milford Cubicle (2 years ago)
I'm a peasant. :(
keeir kmneji (2 years ago)
Could someone point me to a website where I can get dress shoes that are really loud when I walk?
Irving Z. (2 years ago)
Luis Sauceda (2 years ago)
+keeir kmneji metal ones
keeir kmneji (2 years ago)
What sort of sole taps would you suggest ? :)
Luis Sauceda (2 years ago)
add some sole taps, then they'll be real loud ;)
Enter Username (2 years ago)
Nothing wrong with Danite rubber soles.
jlastre (2 years ago)
Yeah I know what you mean about shoes. Right now trying to decide between Rockports or SAS. Definitely don't what. To look like a peasant. Might have some other gentleman in jodhpurs ride me down and whip me.
AliveAgain (2 years ago)
I will take the traction of a rubber sole. Leather soles are like walking on a sled. I don't care how good they sound. They are dangerous.
Joe dirt (4 months ago)
AliveAgain lol what a coward
KinG Kush (1 year ago)
AliveAgain 😂
Hayden Wade (1 year ago)
Any cobbler can add rubber patches for added grip, Good luck getting your cheap rubber sole replaced however.
Ethan Clarey (2 years ago)
So Ecco Helsinki? yay or nay
Hoomenbean (2 years ago)
i bought a pair of these before i knew anything about dressing up for work. if you need dress shoes for standing for long periods of time a day they are fantastic. by far the most comfortable shoe i own. i worked a 11 hour shift at work where i am standing all day. In these shoes i could have stood for 11 more they were so comfortable.
Jeremy Conway (2 years ago)
What if you are building a professional wardrobe? Don't you want your first three shoes to be plain cap toes in different colors (i.e. a black, dark brown or oxblood pair)? Don't you want to stick to the most conservative look for your first few pairs before you introduce brogues?
Jeremy Conway (2 years ago)
In your opinion, would a cap toe with a simple brogue, like Allen Edmonds' Fifth Avenue Cap Toe provide adequate differentiation from the Allen Edmonds' Park Avenue Cap Toe while also maintaining an adequate level of formality?
Doni Parsiev (2 years ago)
but what about wallabee boots?they are kind of squared toes also.
MysticDragons (2 years ago)
i'm a peasant and i'm triggered
Nathan Cifuentes (8 months ago)
Whats peasent?
V Ling (1 year ago)
Lol. Rekt
Jonathan Benitez (1 year ago)
MysticDragons lol
jego207 (1 year ago)
MysticDragons pleb
Enrique Cortez (2 years ago)
AZ may be hot, but we average 320 days of cancerous sunshine in the Phoenix area and average 9 inches of rain a year. You can always wear your leather shoes for work, important meetings, dinners, or any occasion that calls for them. I despise rubber soled shoes. They squeak on floors. They're often ugly. Those square toed styles are perfect though for the trip on the Mayflower to Plymouth. I always look at the soles when shoe shopping. Rubber=pass. It seems like leather shoes hold up longer (unless my quick walking pace wreaks havoc on the heel).
megaleo247 (2 years ago)
dude you are so annoying yet dandy
Dadee3 (2 years ago)
a peasant lololol
Club Soda (2 years ago)
I disagree with the leather sole part. There are rubber soles out there that are thin and look very similar to leather soles. The noise that leather soles makes is not cool and can be obtrusive in quiet buildings. Also, leather soles are too slippery in the rain and dangerous. And no I am not going to get galoshes to make life more complicated. That said, it's good to own at least one leather sole shoe though because they are still pretty nice.
icetech6 (2 years ago)
I bought my first 2 pair of real shoes recently and wish i had started 20 years ago. The compliments alone from dressing better make it worth it. It's almost like a drug.
DJ PC Baby! (2 years ago)
I love this comment & I totally agree!
Gabebro1 (2 years ago)
I love square toe shoes
George Tiler (2 years ago)
You're really chill mate! Good job
Samer (2 years ago)
Whats wrong with looking like a peasant?? lol I didn't think this comment through.
BAK3ER988 (2 years ago)
'they simply make you look like a peasant' LMAO XD
Robert Jones (2 years ago)
I couldn't agree with you more about square-toed shoes. I bought a pair some years ago - why, I shall never know - and eventually realized they were so hideous as to be not fit to be seen. Or worn.
Drogo Baggins (2 years ago)
Darn. I love a good pair of rubber soles and my next pair of shoes is probably going to be a second pair of chukkas.
bimmerTEK (2 years ago)
This guy hit the spot. I did all of them. #2 Is the mistake that cost me lot of money. I did it twice and where my first expensive pairs.
Robert Martinez (3 years ago)
You sir are awesome!! Thanks for all the vids and tips!!
GWOSAPAT (3 years ago)
"they simply make you look like a peasant"....lol
Nick (3 years ago)
A fact is that most teenagers have those square toed shoes, luckily, my style started evolving.
John Lozinger (1 year ago)
The other day, I had a banquet for the end of my tennis season. Out of the 20 or so kids there, I was the only one that tied my own bow tie, wore clothes that fit even remotely well, or wore oxfords. Bad clothing is an epidemic among high schoolers.
32 ac (1 year ago)
I still have two pairs of rubber soles to kill before I can move on:)
Hayden Huynh (1 year ago)
I was one of them until I found this channel - never again!
Kaleb Ward (2 years ago)
im one of them lol
dklyde (3 years ago)
Three out of four ain't bad.
Abdallah Taha (3 years ago)
What about wearing rubber souls for medical reasons and picking the closest thing to a leather in terms of look? Is it OK for business?
Anand Mathur (3 years ago)
How about using TPR soles to get a firm grip on the floor
shanecle (3 years ago)
No rubber soles? What if you are walking outside and need grip? I remember wearing leather soles when it was icy in the winter, also broke my neck! I personally don't have a problem with a vibram sole on my shoes. Also, leather soles look grimy if you wear them outside more than 5 times, they start to scratch at the bottom and look messy ... Unless you are only going to wear the shoes indoors ... I don't see a problem with having a vibram sole on the bottom of your favourite shoes.
shanecle (3 years ago)
Yeah, I agree that leather soles look and sound nicer and you can glide along carpet better, but from a practical point of view, if you want to wear shoes outside, walking over broken glass/dirt/rain/ice, I'd much rather have the assurance of a vibram sole. 
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+shanecle To each his own. If it works for you, then that's good.
Lherrerajr78 (3 years ago)
If I find a shoe that I like, fits me well and is comfortable. I will most certainly buy a second pair.
LostMoon (3 years ago)
0:33 "They simply make you look like... a peasant." I literally chortled. I guess that's an "LOL". That was hilarious.
NO SQUARE TOED SHOES! NO RUBBER OUTSOLE! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! Square toed shoes are ugly and and rubber soles just don't belong on dress shoes! As well as cowboy boots and other dressy type boots. LEATHER ALL THE WAY!
WarThug13 (3 years ago)
Yeah I'd love to get leather soled shoes, but I can't drop $300+ on shoes right now. Many mid-range brands like Florsheim and Stacy Adams make great shoes with rubber soles.
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+WarThug13 There are many low budget options. Take a look here http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/pediwear-shoe-review-paradis-paragon/ On sale for under $150.
Camron WarBear Morgan (3 years ago)
Try Alto they have nice leather soled shoes for a lot less than $300.
neshawnp (3 years ago)
well...the rubber clunky shoe makes good get away footwear for those trying times.
Wozzupp (3 years ago)
A true gentleman would never use the word "peasant".
Arda Drawing (10 months ago)
Kevin D. Najera wth kingsmans r not real
Jonathan Benitez (1 year ago)
Woz Jonze Why? He is saying how not to look like a peasant. Not that you do. And if you have a pair like I did because I didn’t know, then now you know.
Kevin D. Najera (1 year ago)
Ryan Not a Kingsman
Durermac (3 years ago)
Shoe companies keep on making square toe dress shoes and dress shoes with rubber soles. I guess consumers want them. I say do what works for you and forget everyone else because you're the one that paid for the items and have to wear them.
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+Durermac Consumers don't know better, and while it is of course your right to buy these square toed shoes, I will always try to prevent people from wearing them because they are ugly and don't flatter the wearer.
betaomega04 (3 years ago)
The only shoes that I would consider buying multiples of would be an essential like black Oxfords, but only if you already have a sizable shoe collection already. I wear suits everyday and black oxfords just look good with everything, and Lord knows I hate polishing on weeknights :-D
Dandre Ingram (2 years ago)
+betaomega04 saturday and sunday?
betaomega04 (2 years ago)
I know it's hard to believe, but there are millions of professionals out there who wear suits to work everyday.
Dandre Ingram (2 years ago)
i kinda dont believe you
betaomega04 (2 years ago)
Yup...why do you ask?
Dandre Ingram (2 years ago)
do you really wear suits everyday
Mihir Bellare (3 years ago)
Late to watch this video. :( I bought black brogues with rubber soles (http://ow.ly/XkrVi) and I don't know what to club them with. Help!
Matthew Breen (2 years ago)
I wouldn't worry. Raphael is a purist, as am I. He can afford to be one, but I cannot! If you're not wealthy, or if you want to wear your shoes more than once a year, rubber soles are the best option, to be honest.
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+Mihir Bellare Maybe you can sell them...
No0bie369 (3 years ago)
shoes are boring wear snikers
Bryton Pereira (2 years ago)
both have their place
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+No0bie369 sneakers are overrated.
Notorious544d (3 years ago)
I just bought leather soled shoes and they are so slippery! Anyone got any tips on how to 'wear it in?'
NWOsupportersRdbags (3 years ago)
Great channel. Square toe shoes are great if you have Egyptian Feet (squared toe silhouette), shoes that come to a point in the center have never been comfortable for me, I don't have elf feet.
Mr Kyle Wilson (3 years ago)
I run a fashion blog and I am interested in networking with you.
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
+Mr Kyle Wilson Come to http://mensstylecon.com/
Mr Kyle Wilson (3 years ago)
great video. do you have any videos on dress socks and which styles and what kind of dress socks ?
Mr Kyle Wilson (3 years ago)
+Gentleman's Gazette: IS THERE A preference of styles or are you guys coming with some hot new stuff ?
Mr Kyle Wilson (3 years ago)
+billybassman21 man hell to the new on the white socks. Now if you do where white socks it should be the nylon type but never athletic. But black dress socks are always the best.
billybassman21 (3 years ago)
Rule number 1, no white socks!
Gentleman's Gazette (3 years ago)
In the works

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