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Oct 17

John White Style: What shoes should you wear with Jeans?

We all have them, whether skinny, bootcut or cut in half to use when doing DIY around the house, Jeans are a staple item for every man’s wardrobe. When wearing socially however some consideration needs to go into the decision for the denim jeans and shoes pairing, as sometimes your favourite footwear styles do not go with your favourite jeans for every occasion. – CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING..

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Sep 24

John White Style: 5 best shoes for black tie events

The expected standard dress code for a black tie event is much more formal than your everyday business wear, so do not just make do with your shoes you wear every day to the office. For the most formal events make a statement and complement your tuxedo with our top 5 picks. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING..

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Sep 01

In the Spotlight: Augusta Chukka Boots

Augusta chukka boots are perfect for autumn. In luxury suede these boots are ideal as the temperature dips as we enter into the new season.  CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING..


Jul 12

John White Style: What shoes can I wear with shorts?

The summer is in full swing, with records being broken and rising temperatures across the UK so it’s that time of year to show your true casual style with a pair of John White Shoes that complement your denim and chino shorts look. Whether it’s a walk along the river for summer evening drinks or you are just nipping in to town we have a variety of shoes that can be worn for these typical outdoor summer occasions. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING


Jul 07

John White Style: How should I dress for an interview?

Your general appearance is a critical factor when first meeting a prospective employer for the first time in order to make a good impression to show that you are the right person for the role. So how should you dress and what shoes should you wear for this all important meeting? We have a picked our top footwear choices for variety of outfit combinations. TO KEEP READING CLICK HERE

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Jun 18

John White Style: What are the best men’s shoes for a wedding?

The 2018 wedding season is here! Its that time of year again where you are either preparing for your big day or getting your suit out ready for a friend or family member’s wedding day this summer. Weddings take on a variety of stages, looks and settings these days, so preparing your outfit for a traditional ceremony, beach wedding or converted barn takes consideration. Therefore we have selected our favourite men’s shoes for you to choose from. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING..

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Jun 13

Summer Ready – Men’s 2018 summer shoes

The summer season is upon us and for a short while we get to venture out with colourful, comfortable & casual footwear choices. Whether you like to add colour to your summer wardrobe; stay on trend with the no-socks and loafer look or play it safe with sneakers and trainer socks; John White has a variety of styles to choose from. When shopping for your summer shoes, it is important to consider typical events & occasions that you will need to prepare for. Whether its summer evening drinks where a smart pair of suede tassel loafers will work or you just need something light and simple to slip on whilst away on holiday, we have the footwear for you! CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING..
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Feb 09

Dress to impress this Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re meeting for a drink for the first time or going out for dinner with your partner you want to be looking your best for the upcoming Valentine’s Day and make the very best impression. What you wear for this romantic date says a lot about who you are, and what you wear on your feet is no exception. A brand new pair of shoes or boots will definitely impress and finish off your look with style. To complete a classic formal look go for a touch of elegance and sophistication with a style such as Kingsway, a true black oxford shoe for the traditionalist. To add a touch of detail and definition to your outfit go for Charter, a modern semi-brogue in tan that will stand out and make a statement with a pair of navy trousers or smarten your evening jeans. For added style then choose a look that adds character like Ripon or Clifton monk shoes will definitely make a positive impression.

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Jan 05

New Year, New Shoes, New You!

2018 is here and it’s time to consider how you want to keep up to date with the latest styles, looks and fashion footwear must haves for the new year. Acquiring new shoes at the beginning of the year is a great statement of intent of taking your first steps into a successful 12 months ahead.

Therefore we have picked our favourite footwear selection for modern and traditional gentleman for the New Year!

Stay on trend with our selection of men’s shoes below:

Charles Loafers

Charles, a popular pick in the last 12 months. This style of shoe has become a modern trend setter for casual outfits. With no socks, jeans, chinos or even shorts, tassel loafers are a perfect pairing for the contemporary smart-casual look. However for the traditionalists, a tassel loafer is also a statement piece of pure elegance for formal attire that will never go out of fashion.

Stables Chelsea Boots

A staple piece of men’s footwear, our Stables boots offer versatility that can be dressed up or down for any occasion throughout this New Year. Classic tan or black ensure enough choice to match with navy, grey or black trousers and of course for a more laid back approach either will smarten a pair of jeans.

Charter Brogues

A favourite for weddings as well as the office, these semi-brogues offer sophistication of the highest level. An elegant leather sole and precise brogue detailing make a real impression that we recommend for those smarter more formal days.


Dec 11

Shoe care this Winter

Snow, it doesn’t happen very often across the whole of the UK, but when it does it usually catches us by surprise. One of the worst things is not being prepared with right sort of clothing. We should all have a winter coat, hat and gloves at the ready anyway, but we do not always consider footwear. Make sure you’re prepared for the wintery conditions with a pair of sturdy brogue boots such as our Bourton tan, which with a thick studded rubber sole will keep your feet comfortable in the dropping winter temperatures.

With these changing conditions its also important to look after the shoes on your feet with regular protection and upkeep. Here are some guidelines for looking after your shoes to ensure that they retain their excellent appearance and comfort in wear for years to come.

Leather Shoes

Leather shoes need regular cleaning and care with wax polishes or shoe cream. Select the closest colour to your shoe – if in doubt use a natural shade. Before polishing remove all surface dirt and dust with a damp cloth then ensure that the shoes are dry before starting.

Suede Shoes

Due to the fine nap of these leathers, extra care should be taken when cleaning. Gentle use of a suede brush with a suede cleaner will remove most stains. If your shoes get wet, let them dry naturally at room temperature, and then brush them gently with a suede brush.

Our shoe care kit can be found here