Shoes play an essential role in every outfit. After all, the right shoes can quickly make or break your look. So if you want to look stylish, it’s important to have the right shoes on hand to complement and complement your ensemble.
Whether it’s running errands or attending a formal gala, here is a series of stylish men’s shoes that every man should have in his wardrobe.
Like so many types of dress shoes, the brogue was designed as a much more utilitarian shoe than the way we wear them today. The holes and perforations of the brogues were originally there to help drain water after passing through bogs and swamps in muddy Ireland. Today, we think of the brogue with a little more respect. Black brogues work best with a suit, but don’t get carried away and wear them to a black tie event. When shopping for oxfords, remember as a general rule that the more brogues the shoe has, the less formal it will be.
Chukkas have regained popularity in recent years, first becoming popular in the 1940s. The shoe is a minimal, round-toed, ankle-high boot with only two or three lacing eyelets. Traditionally with just two panels, the style isn’t big on embellishments. These shoes find themselves at a more casual end of the pool, offering a stylish alternative to sneakers. Combine chukkas with jeans or chinos and a polo shirt for the perfect look. They also give you a safe option to dress down an outfit that was threatening to get too formal with brogues.
The great thing about a leather boot is that with continued wear the shoe begins to tell a story. A pair of leather lace-up boots is a must-have addition to every man’s winter wardrobe. Opt for an ankle boot, black or dark brown, and flip your pants for a laid-back, more edgy aesthetic. You can also pull your pants over the top of the boots for a more conservative look.
Of Scandinavian origin, the moccasin became the dress style of the preppy culture and is now a clean shoe style. Low and laceless, loafers are a mainstay of smart casual attire and are a favorite shoe style for the summer months. A pair of brown loafers will suit a range of palettes and suit both casual and formal looks.
White low top sneakers
If you opt for a more casual look, you can’t miss a simple pair of white low-top sneakers. White low shoes are perfect with black jeans for a monochromatic look. A minimal pair of white trainers is fantastic for portraying a casual yet polished look when boots or chukkas are too much.
A pair of comfortable yet stylish running sneakers is a must-have for every wardrobe. Although running sneakers are designed to feel good rather than look good, we have some tips for choosing the right pair. White sneakers will appear battered and bruised within a few weeks, so a good shoe care routine will need to be in order.