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The Wishlist: Proper Shoes

The Wishlist: Proper Shoes

Every man worth his salt owns a pair of proper shoes. What do we mean when we say ‘proper’? We are referring not only to their aesthetic form, nor just the craftsmanship with which they are expertly made, but also to the air of refined decorum with which they will bestow you when worn. That might be gilding the lily a bit, and these dress shoes, studded, laced and perforated, don’t need that. Seriously though, these are proper shoes, in the old-school sense of the word. Made in Italy and crafted by hand, as formal footwear goes, these designers and purveyors of leather goods (namely Gucci, Valentino and Jimmy Choo) know a thing or two about a proper pair of loafers, brogues and derbys. Superior shoes for gentlemen with discerning taste.