Posts Tagged ‘ work ’

for work: black alden tassel loafers

excuse the messy camera phone photo.  i slipped these off at the office and took a quick pic.  there are a lot of bloggers out there that will tell you to steer clear of black.  in most situations, that’s absolutely true i.e. avoid black shirts, suits, and pants at all costs.  if you’re a fan of black jeans, then you must be in a rock and roll band and more power to you.  i wear a suit to work every day and most of the time pair my dark charcoal and dark navy suits with (gasp) black footwear.  last week, i purchased the black alden tassel loafers you see above.  i’ve never been a big loafer guy with my suits, but these work nicely.  the only downside to buying black shoes for work purposes is that you can’t wear them on the weekends with jeans or khakis.  well, i guess you could, but i wouldn’t if i were you.

ryan gosling makes a case for red wings in the summer

i assure you this is not a ryan gosling fan appreciation blog, but with a movie coming out next week he’s hard to avoid on the internet.  i grabbed this picture yesterday when i noticed his footwear of choice: red wing 875s.  if you’ve been reading this blog since it’s inception, then you know that i’m a big fan of anything red wing especially 875s.  when the temperature began to rise in april, i put my boots in the back of my closet with the understanding that they would be on my feet again in september.  seeing gosling in his in the middle of july has me wondering if i should take them for a spin this summer.  i realize the weather is 20 degrees hotter here in nashville than it is in los angeles, but who cares.  my feet can handle it.