Time for a handmade shoe moment?

These days the world seems to spin faster. Everything needs doing yesterday.

It’s cyberspace this and ASAP that as we fiddle with our super fast gadgets and everything everywhere is just a little bit HECTIC! Except … if you’re wearing handmade shoes.

The embodiment of culture and calm, those lucky enough to wear mens handmade shoes have all the time in the world to savour life’s magic moments.

Drink coffee in a Parisian cafe

paris cafe girl

Take time to enjoy coffee the Parisian way
Photo by Ilolab

Think sepia, think sophistication, drink fresh ground coffee in your handmade shoes and beret.

Sit en plien air in a cafe right out of 1950’s Paris, soak up the sounds and smells in the historic home of Bohemian lifestyle.

Play chess in the park

chess in the park

Play chess with strangers
Photo by Malias

Wearing favourite leather shoes and old school scarf, stroll to the park and enjoy a game of chess with an intriguing stranger.

In between long pensive pauses, quote Tolstoy and Nietzsche before decisively toppling the king. Checkmate.

Hang out in a classy jazz joint

jazz club sign

Mingle with the jazz crowd
Photo by Fabio Venni

Mingle with the jazz crowd and bathe in the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, as you tap the fine leather soles below your feet.

Escape from the outside world, settle with a stiff drink and bathe in the improvised sounds of musical free expression.

Enjoy a date on a boating lake

boating lake

Serenade a beauty on a boating lake
Photo by Steve Webster

Serenade a beauty whilst bobbing gently on the ripples of a boating lake.

A sturdy pair of handmade shoes will help avoid any slip ups on this love lead adventure.

Watch a black and white film

old cinema

Enjoy a classic black and white film
Photo by Bo Nielsen

Find a charming old cinema where you can hear the flicker of the projector and watch a black and white film.

The nostalgic motion pictures will remind you that good things are made to last.

Play guitar as the sun sets

play guitar

Play guitar to the setting sun
Photo by Edward Murray

Whether you can play guitar or not, the last hour of sunlight is the perfect time to strum away.

With spectacular colours enhancing the horizon, the musical motions will ease the passage from day to night. Lovingly wrapped in handmade shoes, toes will tap in time.

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World’s sexiest women in men’s suits

A beautiful woman in a man’s suit makes a seductive combination.

Stylish, sophisticated and ever so slightly subversive, masculine tailoring works well on the female form when it hints at some curves and dares to reveal others.

It’s a look that oozes confidence, power and sex-appeal. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Marlene Dietrich, we’ve picked some of the world’s sexiest women wearing men’s suits as only they know how.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Juliette Binoche

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Juliette Binoche

Gemma Arterton

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Gemma Arterton

Marlene Dietrich

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Marlene Dietrich

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Rogues in Brogues

Hot blooded, charismatic and with a sprinkling of madcap mischief — few can resist being charmed by a loveable rogue.

And when this breed of bad boy isn’t flirting or fighting, he tends to have an eye for the finer things in life including a nice pair of shoes.

Have a look at our favourite rogues in brogues:

Robbie Williams

His singing isn’t the greatest, but Robbie’s showmanship and charisma is top class. This artful dodger of artful dodgers has only gone and sold 57million albums worldwide, won 17 Brit Awards and was voted the greatest artist of the 1990s, so take that! And he loves his brogues.

Cary Grant

With his debonair demeanor and dashing good looks, Cary Grant is considered one of Hollywood’s definitive leading men, if not the greatest actor of all time. Hitchcock’s actor of choice, Cary had a colourful personal life and went through five marriages — and yes, they are Brogues he’s wearing.

Jude Law

This man’s a big fan of brogues and is openly affectionate about his little leather friends. An A-list Hollywood actor heralding from London, Jude has appeared in some great films over the years; most recently as Watson in Sherlock Holmes — just don’t mention the nanny.

Johnny Depp

The king of cool, this man always seems to win every poll going and it’s no different here — brogues were made to be worn by Johnny Depp. The star of too many cult films to mention and with more charm and good looks than a small town of people, Johnny Depp is the ultimate rogue in brogues (even if he is quite well behaved).

Russell Brand

Deviant, cutting and a sexual combine harvester are perhaps the best words to describe Russell Brand — and he’s rather funny too. This sometimes out of control, but highly intelligent comedian and actor likes to mix and match his footwear; one day it’s ridiculously pointy winkle pickers, another day it’s classy brogues.

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