Business Insider recently reported a growing number of well-dressed men. Many have turned to wearing fitted button up shirts, trendy glasses frames, and meticulously putting together entire outfits. During the early 2000’s, men who made fashionable choices were labeled “metro sexual,” however, those days are long gone. Even the “average Joe” has become more aware of his outward appearance, striving to maintain well-sculpted facial hair and tasteful accessories including belts, shoes, and wallets. But, why the change?
According to researchers of IBISWorld, the sudden desire to look good stems from online shopping. In the past 5 years, menswear has experienced a 16.7% growth in e-commerce, the largest among all other categories. Through the power of the internet, online shopping has become a game changer for men, ridding them of the shopping hardships they would rather avoid.
“Shopping is every guy’s worst nightmare unless you’re shopping at a serious man cave like Ball and Buck where you can kick back on a leather couch and get a hot towel shave,” Bollman explains.
Leading e-commerce retailer Paul Evans attracts its customers by promising high-end professional footwear and accessories at lower prices. As the Paul Evans web store states, “We’re just a couple guys in New York City who want you to look good. Real good.” Inspired by Italian styles, Benjamin Earley and Evan Fript set out on a mission to bring quality shoes straight to the doorsteps of their customers, ultimately ending the limitations of brick-and-mortar shopping.
Paul Evans delivers many styles of shoes including oxfords, loafers, sneakers, and boots. All italian shoes by Paul Evans are designed in New York City and manufactured at the epicenter of world fashion; Italy. Paul Evans has built a strong relationship with a factory located near the Golf of Naples. The quality craftsmanship that goes into the production of each shoe is the result of master skills passed down for generations. Made with Italian calfskin leather, and artisan hand painted finish, Paul Evans trumps the design and quality of average run-of-the-mill shoe companies.