02 Apr Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own For Work
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Believe it or not, dress shoes come in a variety of different types.
As much as it’s important to own a variety of suits, the same can be said about dress shoes.
Did you know you can tell a lot about a person simply by looking at their shoes?
Not only are the signs of great style represented by the shoes you wear, but so are your character and how you perceive yourself.
Make sure people have a great impression of you by wearing these key pairs of dress shoes at the office.
# 1 Leather Loafers
There’s nothing like a classy pair of leather loafers to wear with a slightly more casual outfit at the office.
Loafers are the perfect business casual shoe because they’re both comfortable and put-together.
The fact that they’re leather also helps make them office appropriate.
You can get away with leather loafers during the week, but they can also be worn on a casual Friday.
Dress them up with a sleek suit, or dress them down with jeans, a polo and a blazer.
# 2 Suede Loafers
The great thing about suede loafers is that they are portably the fanciest type of casual shoe you could own.
These loafers are most appropriate when worn with a smart-casual outfit.
Unlike the leather loafers, the suede material make this shoe only appropriate on casual Fridays.
Suede is seen as a less formal fabric than leather, which is why it is a perfect weekend shoe for a professional gentleman.
# 3 Oxford
A true young professional cannot have a well rounded collection of office wear without owning a pair of oxford shoes.
They are the most timeless pair of dress shoes and are worth investing in.
For the most part, they match the majority of suits. If you don’t own a pair already, I recommend you buy either a black pair, or a camel pair, as they are the most versatile dress shoe colors.
# 4 Monk Strap
The monk strap shoe is more of a classic, vintage style not everyone is necessarily a lover of.
This shoe, however, is great for elevating a suit at the office and to really showcase your level of style.
The most stylish men in the world wear monk strap dress shoes. If you did too, it would instantly make you look more professional, classy and fashionable at the same time.
# 5 Patent
A gentlemen in the professional world cannot go without owning one pair of patent leather dress shoes.
Whether you work in the finance industry or you’re a commercial lawyer, there will come a time when you are required to wear a tuxedo to a really formal event.
As much as renting a tuxedo can be a great option if you don’t own one, the same cannot be said about the matching patent leather shoes.
You’re better off owning them ahead of time.
# 6 Chelsea Boot
The Chelsea boot is the best ankle boot to wear with a suit during the colder months of the year.
They are the simplest and most stylish types of boots available on the market.
Since they are a timeless shoe, their neutral color tend to match many types of suits as well.
The best part about these boots is they are so versatile that they go with casual wear on the weekend, street style, as well as more professional ensembles.
When shopping for any kind of dress shoe, you want to look for goodyear welted craftsmanship. It is the highest quality and will ensure durability.
In terms of the sole, you want to look for a single leather sole. It is the nicest looking type of leather and is of decent quality as well.
The only downfall of the single leather sole is that it gets slipper when it comes in contact with water.
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In this article, I’ve shown you the top dress shoes every man should own for a well rounded corporate wardrobe.
We even discussed the importance of a well constructed shoe, as well as how to style each pair.
Hope you enjoyed the article. Comment below which shoe style you’re going to buy next?
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