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We’ve really got a soft spot for a gorgeous shoe with a twist. As much as we love a great pair of loafers or wingtips, sometimes you just want to wear something a little different than anyone else. Sometimes you’ll stand out with your jacket, shirt, or trousers, but never underestimate footwear’s ability to help you look stylish without going overboard. If you share this desire with us, then we would like to point you in the direction of Mr. Hare. These Italian-made shoes have that tongue-in-check attitude, but won’t you leave you looking like a jokester. We’re loving their Spring/Summer 2010 collection, as it is a real breath of fresh air from what we usually see guys wearing in the warmer months. In an interview he did with Selectism, Mr. Hare said, “My SS10 collection is named ‘Hot Steppers’ and all the styles are named after dancehall generals who have burnt down dancehalls all around the equator. Cachao, King Tubby, Phil Spector, J.Dilla, Jerry Lee Lewis etc. So yeah – don’t test the champion sound.”

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Though it’s not your staple wardrobe, even the best sartorialists reach for some sweats once in a while. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning or finals week at your university, change out of those Michelin Man XXLs and dress down the right way.

Jack Wills Knitted Hoodie

Ralph Lauren Essential Lounge Pant

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We were having a talk about whether having a uniform was stylish and the one person we kept coming back to was Thom Browne. He’s known for always wearing his grey suit with a white shirt and tie, and has been a major catalyst in bringing this aesthetic back in a big way. Although we might not find his particular style to be the most appealing, we really respect his philosophy behind it.

Last week we gave you our Guide to Buying Shoes where we taught you how to distinguish quality when you step into a store. This week we want to teach you how to build the base of your footwear collection. With so many choices in every possible color, shape, and material it’s pretty hard for a guy to start from scratch. That’s why we’ve cut it down to the 5 shoes that every guy should have in their closet…

The Brown Wingtip

Crockett and Jones Clifford Wingtip, $695

This is the first shoe you should buy. The brown dress shoe is the shoe you will wear with your grey and navy trousers, and thus a shoe you will wear very often. This is also the shoe that you should not skimp on. Invest in a quality wingtip and you will not regret it. It will be the centerpiece of your footwear collection for years to come. You want something slim, but not too slim, and with gorgeous, preferably antiqued, leather. There are a few options you should check out when looking into a quality wingtip, and they will all cost you. Of course, you could go with Church’s–their reputation for quality footwear speaks for itself. There is also Barker Black, which we promote all the time–their Archdale wingtip is one of our absolute favorite shoes. But we want to point you in a different direction this time.

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We always love a good little video, and this is no exception. Take a little break from your work and listen to one of the most influential minds in the business. Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, sits down to talk about how to balance art and business, Australian style, and what the future holds for him and his blog.

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Wellington Black, $395

If you’ve noticed us promoting velvet slippers a lot recently, then you shouldn’t be surprised that we’re highlighting the company that does it as well or better than anyone else out there. With almost 17 years in the business, Stubbs and Wootton has really hit their stride by offering an array of velvet slippers, needlepoint slippers, and loafers that ought to satisfy anyone with enough flair to put a pair on. Their collection has everything from classic crests to skull and crossbones. That ought to give you the idea that while they understand that the velvet slipper is something classic and elegant, it is also something that most people shouldn’t wear too seriously.

Hunt Brown, $395

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