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For men only: how to take care of your beloved, leather, well-crafted shoes

Rule no. 1: women do pay attention to a man’s shoe. Rule no.2: because of rule no.1 make sure to avoid one of the biggest mistake guys make. DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR PRECIOUS. Period.

“Cheap shoes are a false bargain. They’re made of glue, rubber, and low-grade leather, which often bears scars from shrubs, trees, and barbed wire (the normal hazards of bovine life), and which is rejected out of hand by reputable shoemakers. Good shoes begin with great leather, period. Be prepared to pay for it” comments Esquire’s Style Editor. “Of course, once you have invested your hard-earned cash in a quality pair, you’re going to want to hang on to them. Put a little time and effort into looking after them and they’ll last longer than any three pairs of cheap clodhoppers” writes and then it goes on giving us some handy tips on how to take care of our beloved accessory. The leather, well-crafted shoe. ‘Soul Rockstud’ loafer in brushed calf leather by Valentino Garavani. – Available in Luisa World Kolonaki. Read more

Marsala is the color of your most stylish year

Ever since Pantone named the Marsala wine hue as colour of the year 2015, a whole range of outfits and accessories paid tribute to what we used to refer as plain burgundy. “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth,” states Executive Director of Pantone Colour Institute Leatrice Eiseman. Experimental and warm, glamorous and luxurious this versatile colour flatters every look and it’s rich flare for drama ensures your dominancy on this year’s game of style. Fringed suede shoulder bag by Emilio Pucci, suede hat by Emilio Pucci.  – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki, Luisa World Kifissia. Read more