A true gentleman cares for his country, his culture, his family, his friends, his clothes, and his shoes. Not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea; shoe care is a serious subject, deserving of a fine care kit, such as this Valet box from Loake. The box includes brushes, cleaners, and a number of fine polishes. A great choice for every shoe buff out there, it’s available online now.
Keep your shoes looking tip top with this professional shoe brush from United Arrows. Vegetarian friendly, this wooden shoe brush is made using synthetic hairs, but the amazing stiffness of the bristles and its great ability to keep your shoes in top condition belies that. A brilliant brush, available online now.
ACL gives us a look at this video that showcases just how Abbeyhorn shoehorns are made. Top grade horn is used as the raw materials, and craftsmen who understand the subtlety and effort needed to create a truly amazing shoehorn.
With ice on the ground and frost on your chin, it’s worth keeping a pair of these L.L. Bean Stabilicers Lite in your car trunk just in case. A slip on addition to any boot or shoe, the Stabilicers provide traction with metal studs that give you the purchase you need in the ice. Available online now, in four different colors.
Italian company Turms gives us this great shoe care kit just in time for Christmas. A perfect gift for the man who wants to keep his perfect pair of brogues looking brand new, this kit contains everything you need from shoe polish to various shoe brushes. Get yours online from The Bureau.
Now that it’s the cold weather season, keep your feet warm with these cable knit Happy Socks. Made of a rich cotton blend and made thick for support and warmth, you can double them up with a thinner layer on the inside, or just wear them alone. A statement piece, and bit of practicality all in one! Available online now.
Shell cordovan leather makes for a fine shoe, but requires attention and maintenance. Use this Color 8 Cordovan fine paste wax from Alden to keep your cordovan shoes looking clean and polished. Just a small dab and a lot of polish, and your shoes will look as new again. Available now from Blackbird.
Shoe ownership and maitenance is as important, if not moreso, than shoe shopping, so keep yours in fine shape with these shoe trees from Barneys New York. The adjustable shoe trees help the leather retain its shape and stop the shoe from warping as it ages, while the cedar keeps moisture and odor out. Available online now.