Just because you’ve found the right top and finally got your pants tailored, doesn’t mean that your outfit is sorted. Without the right pair of shoes, a ‘perfect’ outfit can be far from ideal. It may sound dramatic of us to say, but what you wear on your feet can make or break an entire look. And, this is especially true if your shoes look like they’ve been around too many blocks in their lifetime. With our guide to the must have shoes for men, all your daily activities will be catered for. Have shoes at the ready for the office, the gym, the bar, or a wedding and you won’t need to visit the shoe shop for at least twelve months
FIVE PAIRS OF SHOES EVERY MAN NEEDS
The Black Dress Shoe
The black dress shoe is a suiting pair classic that will never go out of style. This versatile shoe allows for wear with almost the full colour palate of suiting fabric (with exception being the brown suit). If you are chasing a value for money and use this timeless classic will serve you in good graces for many years. Just be sure to by quality leather and a shoe with a strong/study sole.
The Brown Dress Shoe
The brown dress shoe can be considered the younger, cooler cousin of its black equivalent. In today’s fashion world, brown is the new black so tan or dark brown is an acceptable alternative for occasions that are a little adventurous, yet still proper.
A mix between casual and dressy, a pair of slip-on shoes rank highly on the list of must have shoes for men. As this type of shoe covers a range of different styles including the boat shoe and the tassel loafer, there’s room to pick your style accordingly. Since not every occasion is sneaker appropriate, these casual shoes will serve you well for those situations where you want to advance your look.
A pair of boots can be worn all year round and are a definite must-have for men. A pair of suede desert boots makes a casual, and comfortable addition to your wardrobe. For an edgier aesthetic, opt for a high-ankle black or dark leather brown boot and wear with cuffed pants.
The Low Top White Sneaker
For that casual weekend look, a pair of white low top trainers tops the list of casual shoes every man should own. These shoes make up a casual, neat look when styled with jeans. Choose from a classic pair of converse, or opt for leather for a more luxurious look. You can inject personality into your style here with detailing of the colour, type or material of laces you choose to feature.
Shopping for men’s shoes shouldn’t bring your style down a peg or two. Shop for shoes and suit wisely, and you can pick up quality for a stich of the normal price. This guide and others from Black Jacket Suiting can help build your knowledge about your suiting attire.