5 shoes you need now! 

Last Updated : 30 July 2018, 18:30 IST
Last Updated : 30 July 2018, 18:30 IST

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Shoes have always been indicative of a man’s status. It has been often said that shoes reflect a lot about an individual’s personality. Which is why, it is important to invest in the right pair of shoes for formal meetings, casual outings and for parties. Shoes are a classic staple for any wardrobe — both work and play. With a variety of styles available in the market, it can be daunting to pick the right one. Here are five shoe styles that should always be part of your wardrobe:

1. Brogues

They are one of the trending shoe styles that always set an impressive look for the workplace. The traditional punch-hole design on the silhouette is known as brogueing. Available in multiple shades of brown — tan, chocolate, russet or chestnut — these will seamlessly fit into your wardrobe. Brogues never disappoint you, when it comes to formal dressing. While brogues are commonly referred to as dress shoes, one can also pair them with a smart pair of chinos, jeans, and even shorts. A pair of tan or brown will work wonders with most ensembles.

2. Monk-strap shoes

Traditionally designed, monk-strap shoes work well on formal attire. Designed with a strap across the top and with an upper that’s made from three leather pieces, they are considered as one the most sophisticated forms of dress shoes. For better grip and comfortable fit, monk strap uses a broader tongue which helps secure it around the ankle of the wearer.

Wear them with a sharply tailored suit, and they will add a formal tone to the overall attire. A single monk strap works well for formal occasions, and a double monk-strap is better suited for parties and weddings.

3. Loafers

In the series of men’s footwear, loafers have secured a casual position for themselves. They are versatile and come in various styles ranging from Aurland loafers, The Wildsmith loafers to Penny loafers. Be it a wedding or any casual outing, you can pair loafers with shades of olive green, burgundy, and blue. They work well both with casual and semi-formal looks.

4. Derby shoes

The enigma of the derby is simple, stylish and formal. They are in trend these days because of the open-laced Archie style. Derbies are an ideal way to fulfil your desire of wearing the suit. The easy go “derby” brings the fun element and can be easily paired with slim jeans or a three-piece suit. The shoe’s rough edge means that while they look great with a standard shirt and tie combination, one can also carry it on an off day.

5. Oxfords

Oxford shoes are available in many iterations, but each one is elegant, formal and proper. The choice of footwear varies for everyone, from suited young professionals to gentleman spies. The best thing that defines an Oxford is that they sit under one’s ankle, and have a low heel.

These shoes can be styled in different ways and are perfect for all formal occasions. Pair them with black suits, navy suits, grey suits, with a tie and white shirt for a sleeker look.

Published 30 July 2018, 18:30 IST

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