You’re Invited: Cobble & Hyde x Goorin Bros New York West Village Trunkshow

By Sabir Peele
On June 15, 2017

Join Us At Goorin Bros West Village 

For the Cobble & Hyde Summer Trunk Show

Cobble & Hyde x Goorin Bros West Village Event

 

This summer, we’re taking our shoes to New York. We’ve partnered with Goorin Bros Hat Shop to host a series of pop-up trunk shows throughout the summer at Goorin Bros locations. First up, Goorin Bros Hat Shop West Village!

Join us for an evening of handcrafted shoes & hats and I.W. Harper cocktails crafted by Muddling Memories. Our host, Sabir M. Peele of Men’s Style Pro will take you through his favorite styles. Be sure to take advantage of our Father’s Day 15% discount when you use the code “DAD” at checkout (exp. 6/19).


Location: Goorin Bros Hat Shop West Village

337 Bleecker Street

New York, NY, 10014

Time: 6pm-8pm

Thursday, June 15th 2017


The Right Snuff

By Sabir Peele
On September 27, 2016

 

Before Sabir M. Peele of Men’s Style Pro began freelance consulting for Cobble & Hyde — he was a valued customer. And, one of his favorite pair of shoes is Piccadilly Snuff Oxfords. Below check out how he styles them and why he loves our shoes.

Sabir M. Peele Of Men's Style Pro Wearing Piccadilly Snuff Oxfords

                                                                                                                     Piccadilly Snuff Oxfords (available in all sizes) $195

 

 

“As a shoe lover, finding a suede Oxford in the perfect hue of snuff brown is a feat onto itself. There’s a warmth in the texture that translates well in almost any outfit — suit to denim. My preferred way to style these Oxfords is with a pair of white jeans because of the contrast in color  + grounding affect they offer. During the colder months, these shoes will look great with natty tweed suit trousers in blue & grey.”

MSP in Piccadilly Snuff Oxfords

 
It’s About Bring The Look Together
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“If you’re a follower of Men’s Style Pro (especially on instagram @MensStylePro), it’s a fact that I’m no stranger to a bold suit. This summer, I acquired this navy & green gingham suit for the London-based brand Hardy Amies. At first look, it’s a head turner that needs a strong grounding agent — which is why these Oxfords are my number one choice. The brown complements the green & navy of the suit and the texture of the shoes adds some depth to the look. These shoes give either tones a good name”

The Versatile Westminster Tassel Loafer

By Sabir Peele
On September 15, 2016

 

Fresh Step Forward

Fall is always an exciting time for men’s footwear because you can wear just about anything. Transition from the summer months in a great pair of loafers or add a new boot to your rotation — the possibilities are truly endless. To kick off our How-To Series, we’ve selected our Westminster Tassel Loafer in black to show you two ways to wear them this fall (or year-round).

Are you a suit or leather jacket guy? More than likely, you’re both of these guys — most guys teeter between both. Finding the right shoe that not only meets the formality of the office and the modern ruggedness of everyday casual wear is tricky. A tassel loafer might now come to mind as your first choice to wear with a leather jacket or a suit, but, these classic shoes hold their own in both sartorial situations. They might even become your secret weapon to no brainer dressing. 

Style Tips

  • Be A Style Rebel With A Cause: a leather jacket instantly conjures up James Dean-like vibes and he wasn’t one to shy away from donning a sharp pair of loafers. The combination together offers a contrast that’s modern, preppy and edgy all at the same time. (White socks optional)
  • Suitable For The Office: the light grey suit is this fall’s go to for taking the office by storm in style. Of course brown shoes are a classic & fail safe combination with that grey suit, but, black leather tassel loafers add an informal elegance to your suited kit that’s unexpected. Add accessories like a charcoal wool tie and black leather watch for some depth and to complement your shoes perfectly.

Shined Bright: a dull shoe = a sad shoe (especially black leather shoes). If you’re wearing your shoes 2 to 3 times per week, they’ll need a fresh shine once a week. Saphir makes outstanding polish and leather conditioners that will keep all your shoes primed & shined! 

Check Out Mens Fashion Trends To Skip (and what to wear instead)

By mitch
On August 11, 2016

Menswear might move at a fraction of womenswear’s breakneck pace – its seasonal shifts more subtle than seismic – but that’s not to say each season doesn’t birth new trends. New modes of dressing. New ideas.

Like all ideas, some of these trends are commendable, and some, well, some are crap. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of trends to skip if you don’t want your style to suffer. Thank us later. When you’re returning that puce-coloured embroidered silk suit.

Skip: (Unacceptably) Short Shorts
There are limits to athleisure. While sweatshirts, sweatpants and trainers may be tolerable, nay stylish, junk-exposing 1980s gym shorts most definitely aren’t. That didn’t, however, stop Topman Design from trying to make them happen, showing a series of neutral and neon styles cut so short we feared Dick Owens 2.0.

Fix: Mid-Thigh Shorts
To air your legs without indecent exposure, opt for shorts with a little more surface area. A mid-thigh chino or tailored pair looks neater than a longer, baggier style but still stops short of baring all. Which is – I think we’re all agreed – best for everyone involved.

Men’s Shorts – Fashion & Style Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Skip: Full-On Floral
Call it the Gucci effect: ever since creative director Alessandro Michele took the helm of the Italian label, menswear across the board has become enamoured of the designer’s lavish head-to-toe florals.

Which are, it should be said, fine to wear if you’re an off-duty mafia don looking for something to set off the stuccoed walls of your Tuscan palazzo. Less so if your name’s Derek and you’re looking for something to throw on to meet your mates camped out in the beer garden.

Fix: A Floral Focal Point
Punchy and poles apart from the austerity of athleisure, floral patterns are the point of difference your warm-weather wardrobe needs.

But go easy. Limit your foliage to one piece – a tee, jacket or a pair of trousers – and make it the focal point of your outfit to avoid looking like a V&A exhibition gone walkabout.

Floral Print Clothing – Men’s Fashion & Style Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Skip: Skirts
As liberating a prospect as genderless fashion is, we’re not sure we’re ready for this one. We weren’t when Marc Jacobs did it. Nor when Vin Diesel unleashed one at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards. And we’re not buying Givenchy’s SS16 angle either.

Maybe it’s the sight of all that hair. Or the hardened musculature against the softness of a skirt’s drape. Whatever it is, it’s the stuff of nightmares.

Fix: Relaxed Trousers
At least part of the reason industry-leading designers are pushing skirts must be a reaction against the restrictive discomfort of pipe cleaner trousers. Which we (and our respective manhoods) are totally on board with.

But instead of robbing your girlfriend’s wardrobe, we’d suggest alleviating the skinny issue with a pair of roomier trousers or chinos instead. Branch out into straight- and relaxed-leg styles this season and let your pins breathe.

Men’s Relaxed Leg Trousers and Chinos – Men’s Fashion & Style Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Skip: Lace Shirts
Once an easy way for men to announce their financial prowess, wearing lace today just makes you look like Liberace – despite what luxury labels Burberry and Gucci would have you believe.

Yes, lace shirts might be part of a movement encouraging us to re-think what it means to be masculine, but that’s not really the point. The point is you have to get your t*ts out. And unless you’ve been eating nothing but chicken breast since last summer, you’ll be doing everyone a big favour by giving this one a wide berth.

Fix: Knitted Polos
Add some textural interest to your top half with a knitted polo in a trim fit. Versatile and irrepressibly preppy, one of these will offer a point of difference without going overboard.

Knitted Polo Shirts Men’s Fashion & Style Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Skip: Frankly Batshit Bags
We know not everything that’s sent down the runway is intended for the assembly line. Which is why, when we first locked eyes on pieces like J.W. Anderson’s metal charm bags and KTZ’s oversized medical bags, we smiled knowingly to ourselves (“Those designers, so crafty!”) and thought nothing more of them, content in the belief they’d never see the light of day (or a shop floor).

Turns out – in the case of former at least – we were wrong. You can pick up a J.W. Anderson metal charm bag on the designer’s website for a modest £535.

Can you carry anything in it? No. Is it a metal frame with tools and trinkets dangling from it? Yes. Are our minds blown? Fully.

Fix: Functional Bags
Totes. Backpacks. Barrel bags. All of these are viable options for spring, summer and any other season. What’s more, they’ll a) carry things, and b) aren’t so big they’d take out a pensioner with one misjudged step at a pedestrian crossing.

If you haven’t already got your hands on one, then remember these two golden rules:

Buy a style that fits with your lifestyle – a leather tote is timeless, but it won’t be for life if you spend yours living in longline tees, tapered sweatpants and sleek trainers.
Colour is key – black, brown and grey are versatile and therefore will work with most of your wardrobe. Bags in punchy colours or loud prints are best left as reserves.
(Related: How to buy a bag that works anywhere)

Skip: Unorthodox Accessories
Menswear designers take inspiration from myriad sources, from art to cinema to architecture to, er, pick-up artists? The recent surge in lie-peddling PUAs’ popularity has had, it seems, some very real knock-on effects, with designers offering some prime peacocking material for the season ahead.

At Dunhill, for example, regular-sized boutonnières apparently rated paltry on the peacocking scale. In their place? Pins that looked like they’d been treated to a few months’ worth of Miracle-Gro.

Elsewhere, at Junya Watanabe, African beads, bones and fetish objects were the finishing touches. Which, if popping bottles of Dom hasn’t managed to do it, will definitely get you noticed at your Mayfair members’ club of choice.

Fix: Classic Accessories
The fact that wearing accessories – jewellery, watches and hats, in particular – is in many ways a statement in and of itself means you should generally steer subtle in your tastes.

This season, a decent minimal watch, a leather cuff or a couple of steel rings is all you need to get noticed. For the right reasons.

See our mention in the Footwear News

By mitch
On

It’s getting increasingly easier for men to do their shoe shopping from the comfort of their man caves following the recent launch of Cobble & Hyde, a direct-to-consumer online business.

The collection focuses on classic silhouettes from wingtips to chukka boots, all retailing at $220. According to president Bart Nydish, the footwear can be kept accessibly priced by taking the line straight to consumers.
According to Nydish, the collection’s target audience is professionals of all ages, with a more casual series of weekend looks in the works.

Shoes are available in sizes eight to 13 in a medium width. Each pair comes with its own travel shoe bag. Shipping as well as exchanges or returns are free. To ensure a proper fit, there is a measuring guide on the site as well as proper shoe-care tips.

Read more at: http://footwearnews.com/2016/fashion/designers/cobble-hyde-mens-direct-to-consumer-online-shoe-site-launches-200104/