Shoesday: Bared Footwear for Men

Oh boy, BusiChics – have I got a treat for you today!

You may recall my post last month on Anna Baird of Bared Footwear– in short, my husband and I are each big fans of this range of shoes that feature a unique footbed that make them good for feet, fit othotics and don’t compromise on style (this last point – so important!).

Recently Bared Footwear worked with some talented folk to create a campaign for its new men’s footwear styles and it’s so Melbourne, fashion and wonderful that I had to share it with you. Scroll down to see the new styles and read on until the end to get some styling inspiration to perk up your workwear – I caught up with the shoot stylist, Carlos Mangubat, and hair and make up artist, Deborah Brider, who kindly share how you can recreate the look!

Bared Footwear Men’s Campaign team

Model: Sam Wines | Stylist:  Carlos Mangubat | Hair and make up artist:  Deborah Brider | Photographer: Nicole Corbett 


Sam Wines on location for Bared Footwear. All photography: Nicole Corbett


A fashionable take on the corporate suit features polished hair and accessories- note the tie pin, pocket square and classic face watch.


Happy Socks are a recent addition to Bared Footwear’s range of accessories – the perfect way to perk up a suit! Sam wears the new Oxygen brogue in black.


A fashionably polished look for those who want to amp it up on Smart Casual days or head to the races.


Sam wears the new Sodium brogue in Chocolate by Bared Footwear. How good are the Happy Socks?!


Perfectly preppy takes on the suit make this more appropriate for the races than the office but smokin’! Tone it down for the Aussie workplace (if you so must) by dropping Sam’s lapel accessory, his friend’s sporty jumper and opting for suiting in a more classic navy. The boys wear the new Sodium brogue in its two colour ways (tan and chocolate).


Man on the go, Sam models the Sodium brogue.


Such a great look for the races! Can you see how if the suit was a less vibrant blue and the cut was a little more relaxed, it’d work at work?


Smart Casual with some fabulous hair! Classic trench, jean and scarf combo are paired with the Carbon shoe in tan.


So fashion! Bow tie, jumper and those shorts make this a very preppy look that is great for those who work in fashion.


Sam works the Helium that I think is now on sale at Bared Footwear!

Styling tips from the Bared Footwear shoot

Well you know that the shoes are from Bared Footwear, so how can you create the rest of the look?

The devil is in the details so many thanks to the team for sharing their tips here with BusinessChic readers!

Hair and Face


Hair and make up artist, Deborah Brider, works her magic on Sam’s face.

Grooming is SO important for creating a look and can be oft overlooked for men. Hair and make up artist, Deborah Brider, has kindly shared the products she used to get the guys looking so good! “I live, work and play with Nak hair products and use ‘Tough’n’Up’ a firm hold putty that is mouldable as well as the new look waxes; also from Nak hair products.”

As for the face, boys you may slip, slop, slap but have you also thought of tinting, priming and concealing? After your sunscreen, apply a tinted moisturiser to give your weary winter face a bit of a glow. Conceal just where you need it, say over any spots, with a touch of primer underneath so that the concealer will stay put. Here’s the list of products that Deborah used on the shoot:

  • Kiehl’s activated sun protector spf50 
  • Kiehl’s tinted moisturiser
  • Primer 02 effect miracle by Lancome 
  • Lancome Effacernes Longue Tenue in 02 Beige Samble (concealer)




Stylist Carlos Mangubat steps back to assess his work.

How sharp is the styling in this shoot? It’s the work of Carlos Mangubat who used clothing from Jack London and Bell & Barnett to showcase the new range of Bared Footwear shoes

What was the inspiration for the shoot? 
The inspiration for the shoot was American prep. Ivy League style dressing with a little bit of personality, eg blazers (or sportscoats some may say) with contrasting chinos, a shirt, pocket square, patterned socks and of course a great pair of Bared Footwear shoes.

In Australia, our menfolk can be a bit shy when it comes to accessorising. What’s your advice for those thinking about recreating some of your looks in this shoot?
Smaller details is what defines menswear and paying attention to finer details will set a man apart from the boys! Most of the menswear in the Australian market is similar so to add personality to an outfit is in the choice of accessorising. It could be adding a tie pin into a tie; wearing patterned socks or wearing a vintage watch or ring.
Thanks Anna, Deborah, Carlos and the team for allowing me to share this beautiful shoot.

So there you have it, BusiChics – a look at a beautiful local label styled and photographed by a great local team that shows that orthotic friendly shoes can be SO stylish! Did you also forget that these shoes are actually good for your feet?!

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