Culled from the pages of Esquire The Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good (published by Hearst Books), I thought I’d share an unusual gift idea for this Father’s Day: shoes. Yes, shoes. What, you don’t normally buy shoes for other people? Well, me either, but hear me out.
This style book (given to my husband a while back when he wrote for a men’s style website), has oodles of information for guys on how to look good, from how to buy and wear a suit to where to wear your sunglasses when not perched atop his nose. It’s worth a look, for real.
Anyway, back to presents. When I saw the page on the 5 Shoes Every Man Needs, I realized that MY man doesn’t have all 5. He has many shoes, but not for all occasions.
Here’s the list:
And, what makes this book fun to look at besides all the good information inside – it even tells you how to tie your shoes. No joke. Did you know that there are three ways to tie a man’s shoe? Straight laced, criss crossed or under-over…now, I could make some rude, off colored joke here, but none come to mind (heh).
And, I could tell you what shoe I’m getting my husband for Father’s Day, but he reads this (on a daily basis I’m told…) and I don’t want to spoil the fun. Of course, maybe I just did. Hmm.
photo credit: bbaunach