Men’s dress shoes are available in a wide variety in many styles, and each has its place. The choice of particular constructions as well as the colors is surely a matter of personal style, but choosing them right is a matter of right sense of style. But, there are some conventions that should be kept in mind while selecting the shoes before buying or donning with a particular outfit.
It is a saying in general terms that “the sleeker the shoe, the more formal” and black is generally considered more formal than brown. Then there are lace-ups that always rank above than slip-ons, and closed lacing to be better than open lacing. Thus, a man should be aware of these minute details regarding the perfect shoes with their matching outfit.
Here are some common suggestions that will help you to prevent yourself from creating fashion disasters while dressing up for a special occasion or a casual meeting.
1. The Oxford Balmoral Dress Shoe
These shoes are noted as the gold standard of dress shoes, and these shoes features round toes, usually with a cap, and closed lacing. These shoes are suitable for most formal option for business wear. You can also wear them with mens party wear suits and they will surely compliment your look.
2. The Derby and Blucher Dress Shoes
These shoes are sometimes called as similar in shape to the Balmoral Oxford but it bears open lacing and is therefore considered less formal. You can wear them with party wear coats, khakis and linen blazer for men.
3. The Blucher Wingtip Dress Shoe
The wing-tip dress shoe, with a brogue cap coming central point on the top curving back and also down along the sides, is suit-level in black and business casual in brown. You can wear them with flannel shaped trousers for an attractive look.
4. Men’s Dress Boots
For some ruggedness in winters make them a part of your look. They have a comfortable slip on and off feature that makes them a must have for your shoe collection. They are for a casual look and can be worn with jeans and a nice jacket.
5. The Loafer and Monkstrap Slip-on Dress Shoes
If a man is looking for business casual wear then include bit loafers, with a metal link across the middle; monkstraps, with a buckle closure; and penny loafers, with a slotted leather band across the top. They can be worn with jeans; dressier variants should be matched with an odd trouser.
6. Black Tie Dress Shoes
These are the patent leather Oxfords are noted as the most formal of men’s shoes; they are standard with a tuxedo suit for men, and they will clash with most everything else.