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3 must-have shoe styles for men

“You can wear anything as long as you put a nice pair of shoes with it.”
— Taylor Momsen

Shoes are one of the most exciting categories in men’s fall fashion. A great pair completes your outfit and makes you feel like you can take on the world. There’s power and magic in a kick-ass pair of kicks, which, as you know, everyone notices – especially women (ergo the dating tip: wear crappy shoes on a first date – or any date – at your peril).

Today, JacQ will feature one of the 3 must-have shoe styles for men.

Monk Straps
As more and more men have been obsessing over more expression to dressing up, the monk straps have been creeping up everywhere, in all kinds of materials, designs and in an explosion of colors. If all you have are lace-ups and loafers, do yourself a service and join the order of the monks.

Originally made and worn by European monks centuries ago as a more protective and durable alternative to sandals, these buckled beauties make bold style statements that betray their conservative provenance.

A lot of guys shy away from the monk because they don’t think they can pull it off. They either think they’re too fancy or simply don’t know what to wear with them. The surprising thing about monk straps are that they, like the other styles mentioned above, are quite versatile.

Polished, more refined versions are perfect to pair with a suit or dress trousers, but can also dress up a pair of jeans or chinos. By the same principle, dress down a more buttoned-up outfit with a suede pair, or wear them with casual duds as an unexpected and elegant update to your typical everyday shoes.

Ready to order your buckle monk strap for Fall 2015?
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