I recently purchased a pair of dress shoes and was looking for a way to make sure they stay looking fresh. While glancing through Esquire’s Big Black Book 2010, it offered a few accessories that every Smugger should own.
1) The Shoe Tree
This wood gizmo mirrors how the shoes were last worn. It increases the life expectancy of the shoe.
2) Shoe Polish
The Big Black Book recommends a few polishes depending on what you are going for. It suggests cream based polishes that create a less shiny look; wax polishes, that give the shoe a heavy shine and Dom Perignon, which gives the shoe a very fine look once polished.
3) The Shoehorn
This invention makes for getting into the shoe easier and prevents shoe damage.