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If You Wear White Shoes, This Post is for You

This post was written by Lindy Dandy.

Many guys (myself included) like to dance in white Aris Allen captoes (or other white shoes).  Why?  They look sharp  and they highlight your fancy footwork.  (I love my Aris Allens to death; they’re my “go to” on most floors.  Mine have gotten a bit beat up, but I think they’re full of character).

The detail that’s often forgotten, though, is to match those white shoes with a white belt.  You should always coordinate your belt with your shoes, especially if you’re wearing dressier clothes (i.e. slacks or other odd trousers).

In fact, you should strive to coordinate all of your [ugh, I dislike the way this word sounds] accessories.  All leather should match or coordinate.  The same goes for anything metal (watch, rings, belt buckle, cufflinks, tie clips, grill, etc); either silver or gold.  Don’t let it drive you crazy; similar colors will suffice.

White dress belts can be hard to come by, but here are a couple choices:

(remember: your belt size is one size (+2) up from your pant size)

Plain Jane

Crocodile style

Something different

Fun buckle

Casual woven

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Old Woogies

This one is for the gents – while Old Woogies has some adorable women’s shoes, the focus of the company’s apparel, accessories, and footwear is men. Old Woogies is based out of Italy and sells men’s shoes, pants, suspenders, belts, jumpers (aka short sleeve sweaters), hats, jeans, caps, and other menswear items inspired by the swing era and the 1950’s. There’s much more on the website, but here are some of my faves (which may turn out like your mom dressing you…). 😉

Take a break from your white Aris Allens and sink your feet into these white lovelies.

Classic pant, wide leg, cuffs...yes, please.

Two tone in white and brown.

The website offers a variety of patterned suspenders in classic color palettes.

Mesh and leather...I'd like to see more of these on the dance floor.

Caps in many fabrics!

Some burly looking denim.