There is an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes! From the type of shoe to the condition; what you wear on your feet speaks volumes about you and getting them right is key to letting the world know where you stand (pun intended).
Shoes are a hot topic right now. Something is happening in the footwear department, and it’s good news. What you wear on your feet can be a great detail in your outfit. so follow this Shoes Guide.
So what are some of the key shoes every gentleman should have in his arsenal and when is it appropriate to wear them? To find-out that read this article and I’ll give all the Shoes Guide.
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Believe it or not, trainers are not on the banned list of shoes for a gentleman to wear; nor should they only be confined to the gym.
With trainers, it is essential to remember there is an appropriate time and place to bring them out; and of course, they are suited to more casual settings.
However, wearing trainers doesn’t mean scruffy and pairing them with chinos and a shirt on the weekend is an excellent example of how to rock the smart casual, dress down look. Our key advice here is to stick to neutral colours and simple designs.
Every gentleman should have a decent pair of dress shoes, and if you are going to invest in one pair of shoes; this is undoubtedly where you should spend your money.
The term dress shoe covers a wide range of shoes appropriate for a formal setting including; oxfords, brogues, monk straps and Chelsea boots. Although traditionally black, the modern-day sense of the dress shoes encompasses brown, navy and even tan.
In an ideal world, it would be great to have a pair of all of these styles in a variety of colours but considering a decent pair dress shoes won’t come cheap; We recommend a pair of black Oxfords and Brown/Tan brogues to start your collection off.
However, a good pair will last you years; meaning you will be able to add to your collection without replacing the shoes you already own.
Boat Shoes/Deck Shoes
Boat shoes, also known as deck shoes; are a staple that in our opinion, are a true essential for every gentleman.
Almost as comfortable as trainers they are a great middle-ground for those occasions that don’t quite warrant dress shoes yet are too sophisticated for trainers. Get the look by pairing them with pastel coloured chinos and navy blazer.
The choice of deck shoes – lightweight, stylish, and timeless – available now is fantastic, and there are more colors and styles than ever before. They look great with jeans or smart trousers, they are comfortable, and they are surprisingly affordable.
We love the pastel colors and the primary colors, the superb patterns, and – in particular – pinstripe designs that look simply classy. Worn with bright socks, or none in the summer, deck shoes are the moment’s casual footwear.
Are you not convinced? Take a look at some of the fabulous versions from the top designers of the moment, names that you will know and love, and you’ll see that there is something to this rise in popularity of lightweight, healthy, and comfortable to wear deck shoes.
Wear them with a great fitting pair of shoes and a stylish, plain t-shirt, and topped with a casual blazer jacket, and you have the perfect outfit.
Keeping your shoes in good condition
Scuffed or dirty shoes are never going to do your style game any favours no matter how much they cost. So make sure to keep them clean and polish regularly.
In the case of your best dress shoes, it is also worth investing in shoetree, which will help the shoes keep their shape, make them last and look better for longer!
To some shoes are a passion, to others a necessity.
Still, in a world where first impressions are formed quickly and can leave a lasting impression, a little consideration as to what you put on your feet is something we recommend all Gentleman.