The Guardian reports that demand for designer menswear is booming thanks to the rise in style-smart male consumers.

Allen Edmonds, an upscale men’s shoe manufacturer in Wisconsin, continues to keep operations in America. In addition to their more traditional styles, they are now branching out with trendier shoes in lots of colours that are being made to order.

H&M has just announced its new capsule men’s collection for Brick Lane Bikes. “Each piece can be worn on or off the bike, and was tested to provide cyclists a collection that is safe, comfortable and trendy”.

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Isabel informs us that The Museum at FIT is currently hosting Shoe Obsession: “an exhibit that explores shoes’ phenomenal effect on culture and design”.

NPR talks about the importance of the NYC Garment District for emerging designers. Lena thought the story nicely complements our Behind the Seams series.

Caro recommends checking out these tips on how to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots — with or without socks.

Last week Alison featured Angie in her wonderful True Fashionista series on Wardrobe Oxygen. Angie would like to thank Allie again for her awfully kind words and grace.

Rhubarbgirl directs us to this interesting interview with Lisa Axelson, creative director at Ann Taylor, to find out more about her favourite and practical workwear looks.

Using maxi pads to stop your feet from hurting… There’s an idea. Better than Dr. Scholl’s? asks Vildy.

On the heels of Angie’s recent shopping advice, here are some extra tips from Belle over at Capitol Hill Style. MaryK especially liked the second suggestion: “Put your money where your time is”.

Sam’s reflections on her shopping ban piqued Charmian’s interest because she specifically talks about the pros and cons of fast fashion.