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valentines day gift guide 2017

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men & Women

It is again that time of the year to think about honoring the love of the special person in your life. Valentine’s Day can be an etiquette minefield, a consumerist trap and a reminder to celebrate your romance all wrapped in one. No matter how or if you celebrate, here are some ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one.
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what shoe brands are worth their money

What Shoe Brands Are Worth Their Money

Join us live for a discussion about shoe brands. You can ask Sven Raphael Schneider anything about men’s shoes.

Here is what we discussed:

00:41 Stacy Adams, several comments about a great value for the money (sub $100). Thoughts?
01:02 What do you think of Lottusse?
01:40 Fratelli Rosetti?
03:18 Prime Shoes?
03:22 Baldinini?
03:28 Acemarks?
04:18 Expensive heritage brands like Gucci, Ferragamo? Santoni?
05:45 JM Westons?
06:25 Best brands for loafers?
07:00 Any good brands for widths – wider or narrower feet?
07:38 Corthay?
08:44 Are Paul Evans shoes worth it?
10:03 Crockett and Jones? Bench grade?
10:51 Best brand for oxfords?
11:20 Allen Edmonds?
13:25 Shoepassion?
14:34 Loake L1 range?
15:07 Best brands under 200 Euro?
15:39 Meermin?
17:31 J Fitzpatrick?
18:14 Church’s? Are Church’s shoes worth the money? As good as crockett & jones?
19:24 Magnanni?
19:41 Cole Haan?
20:04 Tod’s?
20:34 Cheaney london shoes are they worth 500 pounds
21:04 John Lobb?
21:56 Borgioli?
22:04 Carlos Santos?
22:18 Herring?
23:12 How to buy quality shoes if you’re broke?
24:19 What are the most high end shoes you own? Were they worth the price?
25:19 El Corte Ingles?
25:38 Are Berluti overpriced?
26:28 What are your thoughts on Russel & Bromley? I found them to be great cheaper alternative to Church’s or Crockett & Jo.
26:43 Please How can we identify a good leather in a shoe?
27:58 Can you tell me what you think about R. M. Williams? I just bought my first 500€ Chelsea Boots from them.
28:45 How do you rate Johnston Murphy…..
29:03 How long do you suspect a shoe for $400 would last without shoe care?
29:50 Edward Green?
30:38 What can you tell me about R. M. Williams? Liebe Grüße aus Düsseldorf
30:44 Raphael what is your favorite shoe brand?I’m really curious!
31:33 CArly shoes?
31:35 Who do you get to resole your shoes? Do you always send back to the manufacturer or use a local cobbler?
33:30 St Crispin?
34:23 Thursday Boot Company? Are they really goodyear?
34:47 Peter Huber shoes?
34:52 Sperry boat shoes?
35:14 Alden?
35:56 OCHNIK leather shoes. They are from Poland and you can get them for a very good price and get top quality.
36:01 Are there any good Bespoke shoe companies in the US…What are they??
36:42 Describe your outfit today

Tall Men Style Tips: The Do's and The Dont's

Tall Men Style Tips: The Do’s and The Dont’s

In this guide, we’re going to share style tips for tall men and the Do’s and Don’ts of dressing elegantly for men over 6′ or 183cm. Read more

how to roll up your shirt sleeves

How to Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves

Rolling one’s shirt sleeves is not something many men do with intention, but this seemingly simple habit can have a big impact on your look. Read more

fathers day gift guide 2017

Father’s Day Gift Guide & Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Whether it’s a celebration of your dad or a unique list to give to loved ones seeking inspiration for your gift, here is our annual Father’s Day gift guide.
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askgg brands

#ASKGG About Brands, Their Quality, Value, Which Are Best & More

In this session, I answer questions about brands from readers and viewers like you. It was a live session on our youtube channel.

It lasted close to 40 minutes, and I answered a bunch of questions, you can see a list of all of them below the video:

  • What do you think of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and shorts?
  • What do you think of the quality of Ralph Lauren OCBD’s?
  • What do you think of the shoe brand ace marks? Blake stitch for 300$ I ask because a lot of youtubers like rmrs and alpha m are promoting, it but they don’t seem worth it.
  • What do you think of Loding shoes?
  • What do you think about Loake?
  • Thoughts on Berluti???
  • What are your thoughts on Suitsupply? I’ve started with them and built a wardrobe but now find myself looking higher end.
  • What do you think of Brooks Brothers
  • I’m buying my first pair of dress shoes, what do you think of Meermin shoes?
  • Are you familiar with the magninni brand of shoe?
  • Have you tried Luxire?
  • I’m looking at a Belvest. Are they good suits?
  • Best brand for affordable loafers under € 150?
  • Have you looked at Hackett clothing?
  • What do you think of Paul Evans shoes?
  • What is your opinion on Carmina shoes?
  • what do you think about Hugo Boss?
  • What are the best preppy brands?
  • What are your thoughts about Men’s Wearhouse?
  • Thought on RL Purple Label? And where to buy?
  • What are some good affordable brands for polo shirts?
  • What is your opinion on the MTM suits of Indochino? Pro’s – con’s, service, quality, overall opinion?
  • Thoughts on classic Gucci horse bits? Is the quality today too low to be considered an investment?
  • What do you think about Van Heusen
  • What is your favorite brand for a white dress shirt and why?
  • What are your thoughts on American shoe brands such as Allen Edmonds and Alden?
  • What do you think of Cole Haan shoes?
  • Thoughts on Carlos Santos or Vass?
  • Thoughts about shoepassion?
  • What about Hickey Freeman?
  • Thoughts about J. Press?
  • What are your thoughts on teens buying aldo dress shoes & boots
  • What do you think of online MTM suits and shirts from Black Lapel?
  • What are your thoughts on the brand Sperry for boat shoes
  • What do you think about Italian suit brands? Gagliardi, Lanieri, Angelico and so on?
  • Do you think Salvatore Ferragamo Tramezza is overpriced?
  • Thoughts on Lock & Co hatters?
  • Have you heard of Eton Shirts? I see a lot about them online
  • Crockett & Jones vs Edward Green tassel loafers? Is EG worth almost double the price
  • What to you think of The Tie Bar for ties and pocket squares??What to you think of suits from J. Crew?
  • Whats your favorite tailor on the Savile Row?
  • What is your opinion on Combatant gentleman suits? would you recommend them?
  • What do you think about Hawes & Curtis shirts?
  • Did you try Velasca shoes? Specifically their Belgian Loafers.
  • What do you think about suits from Ede & Ravenscroft?
  • Olymp shirts. I like them. What do you think of this German brand.
  • Do you like Castangia?
  • What are your thoughts on Barbour?
  • What do you think about Tom Ford
  • Burberry vs Aquascutum trenches?
  • do you have a brand for really tall people (2m02/6’7ft)
  • Any thoughts on Pierre Cardin?
  • Any opinion about Thomas Bird shoes? Particularly their whole cuts.