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Back To Cool: Get Your Wing(tip)s Up [STYLE GUIDE]

Lead_BacktoCool There comes a point where a man must elevate his wardrobe. You can’t always wear sneakers, bro. Whether you’re meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time or stepping out on a Friday night, having a versatile rotation of footwear is essential. Throw away those hideous dress shoes you bought from DSW, and step your game up. Literally. In the first step to transforming your fashion sense, we break down the art of the wingtip loafer. Skip the sweatpants and show up to class in a crispy pair of these with some slim straight jeans and watch your life turn into a Dos Equis commercial. Here are our favorite wingtip shoes for the fall: 1. Sebago – Thayer Wingtip in Grey Let’s keep it simple to start off. Sebago is well respected in these streets, and this is a perfect example why. The grey tone will go well with any dark denim or colored chino pants and can be worn casually, as well. Clean, efficient styling at an affordable price point. You gotta love it. Karmaloop_Guru_Sebago

2.  Vlado Footwear – Parson

These are definitely an eye catcher. A casual, athletics-inspired take on wingtips, but done very well with the tumbled leather and white rubber midsole. You can wear these to the bar on Saturday and wake up and go straight to church.

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3. Sperry – TopSider Wingtip 

Known for their mastery of the boat shoe, Sperry takes a stab at the wingtip and executes it flawlessly. The color blocking on this is very tasteful and the elegant design on the toe cap is a nice touch. Check out some different color combinations: HERE.

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4. Dr. Martens – The Dillard Brogue 

I’m camo’d down to my boxers, yo! Commonly known for their 11-inch high combat boots, Dr. Martens comes through with a very dope rendition of the wingtip, featuring camo canvas uppers and an air-cushioned sole. If there is ever a complaint about wingtips, it is that they are uncomfortable after wearing for long periods of time. Dr. Martens solves that problem with their signature cushioned sole technology. These should be on everybody’s radar.

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Check out our last couple editions of Back To Cool featuring Crewnecks, Backpacks and Camo gear, HERE, HERE and HERE

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