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CONTEST: Win a pair of fancy loafers from Jack Erwin!! A $175 value!!

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Seasons greetings everyone! Time for yet another contest at cefashion.net! For December, we decided to go with something especially nice to give away: A pair of leather penny loafers from Jack Erwin!

Jack Erwin prides itself in producing high quality luxury footwear for men. Just take a glance at their online selection of shoes and you’ll quickly see how dedicated they are to the cause.


As for the prize itself, the Charlie Leather Penny Loafers (Wright Collection) are fully leather lined with a padded insole and a hand-stitched leather outsole, and come in three colors: Brown, Burgundy, and Cognac. The giveaway winner gets to pick size and color for their prize, naturally!

Now, there’s a few ways to enter for a chance to win. One way is to fill out the form below. Another way is to follow Jack Erwin on Twitter or on Instagram and then fill out the below form, making sure to enter the name/ handle(s) you used to follow Jack Erwin on social media in the third text field. You can get up to two additional entries for following on both Twitter and Instagram!!!

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. End date is December 28, 2015 at 11:59pm. Entries may be added to the Jack Erwin newsletter subscription list upon entry. Good luck, everyone!

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Review of Rockport XCS Step Boldly Active Sport Slip-on

When it is time to put away the flip flops, sandals, and summer shoes, you need to have a closed shoe that is comfortable and ready for the wet weather that comes with the change of season. Rockport had that exact thought in mind when they produced the “XCS Boldly Active Sport Slip-on”. The Rockport Shoe Company has always been known for quality constructed leather shoes that have both comfort and function in mind, which are both evident in the XCS Active Slip-on shoe.

rockport-side The upper of these particular Rockport men’s shoes are fabricated in soft, Nubuck brown leather that has a nice wide toe-box to keep your toes comfortable while walking. The leather extends higher up on the foot and to keep the fit snug, but allows for flexibility with the goring on either side of the upper. Rockport also gives you a generous amount padding around the heel and ankle area, as well as a leather loop on the back to make it easier to slip on.


With the XCS Active Slip-on, Rockport not only has given you a great leather upper, but also put the newest of technology into their foot-bed.  They have incorporated material called ADIPRENE by Adidas that allows more shock absorption to your heels, a dual-density EVA midsole for reducing foot and leg fatigue, and a combination of a sponge EVA and memory foam foot-bed to make your shoe fit to your own feet. The outsole of the XCS shoe is constructed of molded rubber pads that will give you the traction that you need in rain, sleet, and even snow.


You will find the XCS by Rockport online for the fantastic price of $79, marked down from $120. Also, if you are not a fan of the color brown, you can find the XCS in a black Nubuck with grey accents. At the price of $79 for a pair of all-weather leather shoes, you might even be able to get both and still be saving money.

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4 Ways to Pump Up Your Style

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To be truly fashionable, you need to have some individuality to your look. However, that doesn’t mean you should run out and immediately buy a quirky, hipster wardrobe. That tactic can actually work against you, since trying to incorporate too many trends into your wardrobe won’t work. In order to find your own unique style, try tweaking the small things first. Here are four tips that provide good stepping stones for men who are looking for ways to pump up their personal style.

Details Make the Man

 The old adage of the devil being in the details is still around for a reason, and that’s because it’s the small tweaks that really set apart the stylish from the fashion-challenged. One of the easiest ways to start updating details in your wardrobe is experimenting with socks. Designer men’s socks from VK Nagrani, a high end sock and underwear retailer that sells lots of different colors and fabric types, are a great way to kick off your makeover. If you’ve never purchased a pair of checkered or brightly colored socks before, now’s the time to try. As long as the quality is there, you can get away with a lot of different socks. Just remember to never wear dress socks with athletic shoes, or thick athletic socks with dress shoes. While this isn’t very hard to remember, it’s good to keep in mind as you start browsing soc

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Dig Deep and Find Treasure

According to Esquire, a recent study revealed that men only wear about 13 percent of the clothes in their closet. If you’re a man that falls into this category, then it’s time to shop your closet. Chances are that unworn clothes are hanging in your closet due to one of two reasons, the first being that some of the garments don’t fit properly. If you know a shirt or pair of trousers don’t fit the right way, toss them. The other reason, though, is that you might have bought something you liked, but then either felt too intimidated to wear it, or even forgot about it. It happens to every guy, but that’s why you need to dive headfirst into the unworn items in your wardrobe. In effect, in theory, you should be wearing 1ect a serio00 percent of your wardrobe. Wearing your clothes confidently is the perfect way to injus dose of personality, since confidence shines through.

Polish Head to Toe

 Always keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in good shape. Looking sharp is definitely a personality booster that people notice, and you’ll be associated thereafter with looking put together. Men’s Journal recommends that shining up your shoes makes you look refined, and people notice. Many men also have one or two main pairs of shoes they wear on a daily basis, depending on the social occasion, so you’ll want to take care of those shoes. You don’t need to have five pairs of Italian leather loafers to be stylish, but you do need to take proper care of the ones you have. A little polish can go a long way in projecting the type of image you want.

Be Creative and Clever with Accessories

Ask Men highlighted ten of the best dressed men who regularly appear on Instagram, praising fashion icons who knew how to get the accessories right. It’s small touches, such as matching a bracelet to a shirt pattern, that gives your look flair. Therefore, if you’re going for a patterned shirt and you want to rock a wooden watch, make sure there’s some connection between the watch and the actual colors or pattern on the shirt. This is the best way to use accessories in a smart manner that boosts your style savvy. Incorporating  unexpected and unique elements with your accessories also draws positive attention and makes you seem like a trendsetter. For example, watches for men these days have grown increasingly daring and avant-garde. Don’t be afraid to wear one on your wrist as long as it matches your outfit and the rest of your aesthetic. On the other hand, some men enjoy shopping for multiple accessories and have an array. You don’t need to have a huge collection, but rather, just a sense of self awareness about what you’re trying to channel.

Finding your own style identity isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time. Jumping into the nearest style guide and trying to incorporate everything you learn into your look at once is only going to lead to a jumbled, aesthetically messy appearance. Take a few of these tips into account and carefully select a detail to focus on that you feel suits your personal look. Make sure you’re following basic style rules, such as what kinds of socks to wear with dress shoes versus athletic shoes. Beyond that, though, feel free to experiment to your heart’s content until you find a look that’s truly your own.



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Review of The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT

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Going barefoot has always been a very popular option for a lot of people. On softer surfaces like sand, it was exactly the way that feet are supposed to function. The problem with that is the modern world that we live in is made of hard surfaces like concrete and pavement that we were not meant to walk on barefoot, even though being barefoot gives you a better feel for your terrain than a standard shoe with layers of padding.

drake shoes 1VIVOBAREFOOT was developed from the need to find a shoe that would offer you maximum feedback when it comes to your own body’s position in reference to your walking environment, but also is able to provide you with a protective sole to keep your feet safe in the modern world. It had been noted throughout the decades that a number of the injuries to feet and ankles was caused by the type of footwear that was selected.

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The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT is the perfect example of an everyday sneaker, but with the barefoot attitude. It all starts with the white, puncture-resistant sole that has no padding or artificial arch support to mask your feet from feeling your walking or running terrain. It is a minimalistic design and a barefoot-lover’s dream. The upper is crafted of supple grey suede that has a low profile toe box and also is a mid-length shoe height, which is the ultimate in a casual and comfortable shoe. The toe box stitching is reminiscent of moccasin style shoes, but the upper ankle part of the shoe is fashioned more like a sneaker with the padded Achilles, pull-on red strap, and lace-up closure. For extra comfort, this leather shoe has perforations around the ankle and tongue area of the shoe.

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In the flexibility department, the Drake can be rolled up almost into a ball, which shows off the thinness of the sole and quality of the suede used. At VIVOBAREFOOT, the Drake will cost you $150, but will be different from any of the shoes that are probably in your closet already – it really is that unique! As for style, it is right on trend for wearing with a nice t-shirt and your favorite jeans. VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are comfort and style all rolled into one!

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6 Tips To Help You Buy Shoes Online

Till a few years ago, buying a pair of shoe meant going to a shop or a mall, trying many pairs of shoes and then making a purchase. But in today’s date and time, all you need to do to buy shoes is to click a few keys on your computer or phone and your pair will be delivered to you. Online shopping has made things very easy for shoppers and especially shoe lovers. However, you need to be a little careful while buying shoes online.


The following are the top 6 tips to help you buy shoes online:

  1. Take your correct measurements-one of the things that you need to focus upon while buying shoes online is to take your correct measurements. Remember that different shoe manufacturers may have different shoe sizes. Always refer to the size guide and size chart given on the retailer’s website.
  2. Browse on different platforms-always browse through the shoe range of different manufacturers and only then shortlist the ones you think are the best. Never finalize a shoe without enough comparison since there are loads of options out there for you.
  3. Check the shipping rates and timings-it is important to know how much you will be charged for shipping and how much time will it take for the product to reach you. The shipping details are always mentioned on all online shopping sites.
  4. Shop from a reputed website -make sure you shop from only a reputed and well known online store to assure that the quality of the shoes is high and that you get to avail the best customer service possible.
  5. Always check for returns and refund options-when it comes to shopping for shoes, always check the returns and refunds policy of the seller. It is always better to shop from one which offers you easy and convenient refunds and returns options.
  6. Check for possible offers and discounts-in order to make the most of your experience, always check for ongoing discounts, offers and sales. If you have a coupon, do make use of it at the time of checkout to get the best rates possible.

There are many good online stores that gives you reliability, offers and meet all of the above points. One such website is JustFab.com. This online retailer offers you a wide collection of not just shoes but also handbags, jewellery, denims and much more. In order to make the best of your experience of shopping at JustFab.com, you must become a VIP member and avail the fabulous discounts the retailer offers. In order to become VIP member of this site, you will need to take the style quiz, get a personalized boutique and then save loads of your money while shopping. There are innumerable benefits of becoming a VIP member of JustFab.com and some of them include getting monthly personalized boutique with items especially for you, exclusive deals, amazing VIP member credits and option of free shipping/free exchanges.

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Close look at the recent Nike Air Huarache range

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The Nike Air Huarache was first released in 1991 and enjoyed huge success due to its stylish and futuristic looks.  The sneaker was also made popular for its high comfort levels thanks to the use of a revolutionary neoprene sock lining. Nike ran with the now famous advertising slogan “Have you hugged your foot today?” the shoe was also in TV commercials featuring running star Michael Johnson. The last few years saw a massive comeback for the Huarache with the general public once again embracing the unique style. The now retro look is more popular than ever and Nike set work on re-releaseing some of the original colourways as well as many brand new designs. Here’s a closer look at a few of the recent stand out releases. If you love the retro style checkout this impressive range of Nike Huarache. Enjoy.

nike-sneakers-1 Nike Air Huarache – White / Sport Turquoise / University Gold

We had to include this new release as it’s actually not a new release at all. This recent re-release is one of the original colourways which was first released in 1991. The colours and style look just as great today as they did back then and it definitely has that retro feel. The white body is complimented perfectly with the original turquoise and gold inserts and is finished off nicely with the iconic heel cage.


Nike Air Huarache – Wolf Grey / Pool Blue

This addition is one of the brand new colourways which was released in June 2015. The cool grey tones and light blue inserts result in a futuristic look which manages to be both neutral and cool. We love the use of contrasting grey tones and close knit mesh toe vamp which helps further add contrast to the design. The white laces and dark grey heel cage really pop against the wolf grey body and Nike have even used a clear transparent outsole which looks fantastic.


Nike Air Huarache – Navy / Rattan

This navy and rattan addition was also released in June 2015 and adds a perfect toned down casual sneaker to the range. The design uses a really nice dark navy which is complimented with a neutral cream, featured around the heel and outsole. The pair comes with matching dark navy laces and heel cage which blend into the body well. To add contrast Nike has used a slightly lighter and brighter blue around the toe vamp. The result is a very well balanced classic new design which has been super popular.


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