The other day I was looking for different styles of shoes for men and boy, let me tell you, I was fascinated by them. So, I decided to post something about the other half of the society. This is the first in the category of men’s fashion.
Shoes can make or break an outfit and this isn’t only relevant for women but for men as well. To make an impression, it’s necessary to make sure that your shoes match with the outfit. A man’s shoe is the finishing touch of his look and most men are in oblivion of what shoe to pair with what outfit. There are umpteen styles of shoes but the cool thing about being a man is that you do not have to have a closet full of shoes. A few sensible and stylish pairs are enough to jazz you up. For men who are confused about what to wear, here’s my guide to them
- Boat Shoes
Boat shoes, also known as Deck shoes or Top Siders are made up of canvas or leather. They are best suited for casual wear like chino shorts, tees and casual shirts and can be worn with a casual suit.
Loafers are a safe resort when you don’t want to wear sneakers or dress shoes. Black loafers can be worn with a business suit, giving it a formal look and also with polo and jeans. They are available in array of colors for wearing it with casuals. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson wore them frequently.
Oxford shoes are classic and never goes out of fashion. I am sure that most of the men own at least one pair of oxfords, if don’t, then my dear man you’ve been living under a rock. Colors like black, brown, tan and grey are best suited with business suits. For a semi formal look, oxfords can be paired with canvas and linen trousers.
Wingtips are a must have as they can go with all type of formals. They have a ‘W’ shaped design on the front. For a semi formal look, it can be paired with a dark wash or plain denims combined with a shirt and a blazer or a pullover.
Sneakers go best with casual attire. Pair them with denims, chinos, shirts, and semi formal tees. Wearing them with a business suit is a big no as it is not a 9-5 shoe and it’d make you look like a joker if you even dare to pair them up with your formal attire.
Monks are in vogue and it is better to opt for ombre shaded colours. Try to pair them up with cuffed trousers and cuffed formal denims combined with polo, formal and semi-formal shirts. Double strapped monks also look cool.
- Dress Boots
Dress boots are available for both formal and outdoor events. For a formal look, pair up a slim and stylish suit with leather soled military styled ones. For a casual look, you can opt for colored boots to go with denims.
Cease and Desist
What I mentioned above were the must haves and now I am writing below about some shoe styles which would prevent you to become a laughing stock in front of people if you do not wear them.
Here are some of the shoes which have gone passé and it is advisable to toss them out of your closets, immediately!
- Square-toe shoes
Square-toe shoes are a big no as they are unattractive and unfashionable. They were popular around 15 to 20 years ago but not anymore.
- Pointed Shoes
Do not buy shoes whose aim is to create a mirage that your feet are of an unnatural length. Pointed shoes are way out of fashion.