Do you know that women are not the only ones who are allowed to love shoes anymore? With various styles and colors, nowadays men find shopping for shoes interesting too! But maybe some of you still feel it’s a bit challenging to find the perfect shoes to own. Fret not because I am here to help you solve the problem. Here is a list of 5 shoes every man should own!
1. Brown Brogues (Lincoln Leather Longwing Brogues available at Paul Smith)
Brogues actually refer to small, intricate dot designs in the seams and toe cap of a shoe. So everytime you see a pair of shoe with dots on the toe cap, that’s brogue. However, nowadays I recommend you to wear the brown ones. While black is still a classic color and reserved for ultra-formal occasions, brown has become an acceptable alternative for occasions that are less formal, yet still proper. How to wear Brown Brogues? It’s the perfect pair to slip your feet into and head to work. Perfect for everything from jeans to suits. It also match with navy suit perfectly.
2. Sneakers (Passport 574 available at New Balance)
Yes, nearly everyone has sneakers. Casual wear is an important part of every man’s lifestyle. Whether it’s Converse, VANS, Adidas, anything, make sure to include a stylish sneaker to your shoe collection. How to wear Sneakers? When you are relaxing on the weekends, opt for a pair of jeans, laidback shirt, and of course your favourite sneakers.
3. Loafers (Premium Leroy Tassel Loafers available at Dr Martens)
A loafer is a low cut slip on shoes without laces that can be worn both casually and formally. Although Brogue or Oxford are often preferred for formal occasion, you can always change them to loafers nowadays. How to wear Loafers? You can wear them with a tailored pants or dark jeans, for a more preppy look you can combine them with rolled up chino and sweater or cardigan on top. Loafers are also perfect to be worn with shorts!
4. Desert Boot (Desert Boot available at Clarks)
The desert boot is an important shoe to add to your collection. It’s a functional piece because you can wear it in varied ways. Ankle boots usually feature a flat sole and a slight high-top over the ankle, that can create a casual yet fancy look. How to wear Desert Boot? You can mix them with a pair of jeans or a more formal one, like business suit or tailored pants. Desert boot will complement both looks successfully. They are very versatile, so you basically can wear it with anything.
5. Black Derby (Askin Leather Derby Shoes avaialble at Acne Studios)
There are actually two basic styles for men’s dress shoes: Oxford and Derby. Derby is less formal than Oxford and quite flexible. Black Derby is a classic item of footwear to own. How to wear Black Derby? With its elongated toe box, it’s a very chic shoe that’ll effectively polished any formal or business outfit. However, despite the name, dress shoe like Derby are versatile and can be worn for a smart-casual look too, like with a pair of jeans and shirt.