A well-made pair of men’s dress shoes is the foundation of a man’s wardrobe. Of all the items in your wardrobe, a well made pair of designer shoes are the single most important element of style. If you’ve ever noticed a women checking out your dress sense, she will start off checking out your shoes first. The truth is…shoes make the man! The last thing you want to be seen wearing is a pair of cheap dress shoes made in China or India. Italian, British or Spanish made dress shoes are the ones to wear. They will cost you more but you are paying for craftsmanship and the use of quality leathers.
With men’s shoes, you get what you pay for. Cheap shoes will fall apart within months but a pair of quality leather shoes with sturdy stitching and solid leather soles will outlast almost all other items in your closet. You’ll be able to have them repaired over time at a fraction of the original purchase price, so spend as much as you can for a pair of men’s dress shoes.
Choosing the Right Fit of Mens Dress shoe
There are two main choices when it comes to the fit of lace-up formal shoes: Oxford or Blucher. Oxford style refers to a V-shaped, closed-throat design. Blucher refers to a style that includes open-throat lacing. Blucher-style shoes tend to have more room on the top, so they are great options for guys with high arches or insteps. For best results, try each shoe style on to see what works the best for you.
Selecting the Best Colour Shoes
When it comes to colour every man should have a black pair of dress shoes. They go with most pants and shirts. Brown shoes should be worn with lighter colours and are great with summer shirts. When it comes to suits here is a guide:
|Black/ Navy||Black, Brown, Tan|
|Grey||Black, Brown, Grey|
|Brown||Black, any shade of Brown|
|Earth Tones||Black, Any shade of Brown|