ALWAYS use a Shoehorn
Just as with your morning routine for calfskin, always always, always, always use a shoehorn when slipping on your shoes. There is never a case where a shoehorn should not be used (with the singular exception of boots, which do not generally require one). A shoehorn allows a gentleman to easily slip on his shoes without damaging the shoe counter. A man can never have too many shoehorns. You should have them everywhere – briefcase, office, closet, study, suitcase, downstairs couch – anywhere you might be putting on your shoes!