Men’s Shoe Guide: What To Wear For Every Occasion

Men's Shoe Guide: What To Wear For Every Occasion

You see a well-dressed man who chose a bathroom slipper to compliment the dressing. What comes to your mind when you see such a one? You mutter some words of disappointment, right?

Men’s Shoe Guide: What To Wear For Every Occasion

This is why you know that your shoe can make or break your outfit. A great outfit should always go alongside a great shoe. Good quality shoes don’t have to be costly and shouldn’t be so cheap.

When seeking leather shoes, you want to opt for full-grain leather as they’re the most durable. Also, go for shoes stitched to the sole, not glued. This is because glued shoes fall apart more quickly.

Shoes for running and long-standing are best for the Nike and Adidas Brands as they’ve built a reputation. Men have chunked their shoes into broad categories, unlike women who have shoes for every occasion.

The casuals range from sneakers to Chukkas to beaten-up thongs. The Fancy are everything Oxfords, Loafers, Monk straps, boat shoes, etc. Yes, some shoes are fancier than others, but each of these shoes serves its main purpose.

So, to look stylish, you have to wear the right shoes to compliment that great style of dressing.

If you’re struggling to wear the right shoes while you’re going out, here’s a guide to wearing the right shoe.

The Everyday

Casual outfits sometimes require the most attention. We know that almost every day, our routines comprise work and then maybe a family lunch or dinner to end the week.

The best shoes for our daily activities are Brown longwings which can also be worn to the office. These shoes complement jeans to trousers but are not so good for formal occasions.

The Suit and Tie Days

These days are times when you need to appear nothing but official. Don’t be the type that’ll ruin your outfits with your shoes.

The best shoes for these occasions are the Oxfords, especially the Black Cap Toe Oxfords. This style of shoes allows you to look as official as possible. A pair of Oxfords is a savior on this kind of day.


Time with the Family and Friends

Almost every weekend or possibly once a month depending on how busy you may be, you go for lunch and dinner dates. Brogues are the perfect foot compliments for such occasions.

They are not so too casual or official and can match anything in your wardrobe. Also, Monk-straps are another lace-free option for people who like to buckle it up.

Impromptu Callings

Imagine having a nap and you receive a call from your very close friend to come for a get-together that requires your presence. Also, times when you’re invited to come for a sport among your close friend. These calls are mostly impromptu.

These times, you can just grab your nearest canvas sneakers, or even Desert Boots, their suave brothers.

Vacationing Drills

You’ve probably given leave in your office, and you decide to go on a vacation. You may think that your choice may be wrong, but picking a chiller pair of shoes if there is more than the beach, isn’t a bad idea.

The Espadrilles are soft, comfortable, and flat-footed and are okay for these occasions. They can easily fold into your backpack. In case you need something a little sturdier, we suggest a good old pair of Loafers.


When you get around to matching the right shoes for your dressing, there’s no way you’ll look odd. You should also know that Shoes with closed lacing (Oxfords) are generally considered more elegant than those with open lacing (derbies).

If you’re a lover of colours dark, colours like black and sometimes dark brown are never wrong to wear with your clothes. Shoes with laces look more dressed than slip-on shoes.

To stay elegant, you can go for smooth leather shoes. Remember, those feet of yours deserve to look good and match your outfit.


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