Day 3: How to Pick the Right Shoes

Welcome to Day 3 of our Men's Style Guide Masterclass!

With so many different shoe styles out there, many gentlemen are unsure of which is the best style to suit their needs. 

In today's lesson, we'll be presenting a lowdown on the various styles of formal shoes so you can decide which styles are most suitable to your lifestyle.

1. Oxford

The oxford is a classic when we’re talking about shoes.

The distinguishing feature of an Oxford shoe is the closed lacing.

This style is preferred by men across the globe with a formal outfit like a suit or a tuxedo.

View our collection of Oxfords here:

2. Derby

It’s hard to tell apart a Derby shoe from an Oxford because there are very few differentiating factors.

The striking difference is that Derby shoes have an open lacing system as opposed to Oxfords, making them wider giving more room and comfort.

So, if you’re looking for a wider or adjustable fit, go for a stylish pair of Derby shoes.

View our collection of Derby's here:

3. Monkstrap 

The Monkstrap is the perfect combination of formal and casual if you're going for that dapper look.

The wide strap and the buckle closure is what sets them apart from other styles.

Monkstraps come in both a single and a double buckle variant and sometimes even more. They make a good all rounder for any season.

View our collection of Monkstraps here:

4. Loafers 

Easy to wear, this one is an absolute must have for every gentleman.

Pair it with a formal outfit or simply slip on for a casual look. Loafers are highly versatile across a wide variety of outfits due to their simple and comfortable design.

Loafers are a style that not just takes you through the day but even through the year. So, always invest in a good pair of Loafers.

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5. Boots

Boots are ideal for colder seasons of the year when you want to keep your ankle and feet warm and dry from the weather while still remaining stylish. 

View our collection of Boots here:

It's important to make quality investments in yourself.

When a man takes the time to polish his looks and present himself in an impeccable way, opportunities present themselves more, respect is earned and admiration from others at the care you put into yourself.

The shoes on your feet carry you throughout life so make sure you treat them kindly and choose only high quality made shoes. 

To follow on from this topic, tomorrow for Day 4 of our Men's Style Guide Masterclass, we explore what makes a high quality shoe so you can avoid investing in low quality ones - this is an important topic because you do not want to be spending hundreds of dollars on a shoe only for it to fall apart after several months or wear!