Fall is in the Air: What to Watch, What to Wear

Leaves are falling, the gridiron is heating up, the air is cooling down and that means it’s the right time to kick up your wardrobe for the season. Need some tips?  As in wingtips? Split toes? Captoes? Guys, bump up your style for the season by focusing on your feet.Need visuals?  They say life imitates art, so get a little inspiration from the small screen starting with the haberdashery of the BBC’s Peaky Blinders. What Mad Men did for reviving 1960’s style, Peaky Blinders does for the much grittier world of 1900’s Birmingham, England. 

Peaky Blinders  is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the  Peaky Blinders  gang,

Peaky Blinders is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang,

Set just before World War I, the principal characters in this epic gangster drama showcase suave style and romantic ruggedness with classic pea coats, timeless tweeds, and yes, the vest is back! All hail the three-piece suit

It is one of the influences behind Alexander Noel’sBirmingham 1919.  You can even transform thePeaky Blinders look with a shoe, instead boots with hints of the classic brogue or Oxford styling such as The Montreal or The United Kingdom.  Great style knows no  generation.For those opting for the sharper, sleeker feel of theMad Men generation, look no further than incorporating the vibrant colors, tweed and dapper elements into your tailored suits and thin ties.  A glimpse of color in your footwear is an excellent way to pay homage to the most stylish 60’s era.

Alexander Noel’s classic oxford, the Balmoral Blue, reflects ageless appeal with a pop of color. What better way to make a statement – having the confidence to wear two-tone spectator shoes? Or the classic look of Wingtips such as the “The New England” or “The New Yorker”.

No matter your style, step out by selecting solid, versatile footwear. Taking a cue from the dapper dons on the small screen, you’ll make a large impact with “investment pieces” worth holding onto year after year.