By Mariam Afzal
To twist a quote by author Terry Pratchett – ‘Shoes, women, coffins: Never accept the first one you see.’ Have you been ogling at that new pair of office brogues and eyeing those moccasins? Here are quick picks of some must-have footwear in every man’s wardrobe.
If ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a fabulous pair of shoes’, our pick would be a bold statement sneaker, and this year nothing makes a statement like a pair of pristine white trainers. Think lunch with the colleagues, innovative meetings with clients or exclusive nights out. Play them up with shorts, denims or chinos and these superheroes will take your look from ordinary to extraordinary. With good basics, you have endless options.
Max Verre Brown Tassel Loafers
Good shoes take you to great places. The ultimate all-rounder, a classic leather loafer with a graduating hue nails a formal look with a crisp white shirt and formal trousers. If it is celebratory event — a low-key wedding for instance — finish off the look with a silk tie and pocket square.
The decade of excess has found its way back into our closets. Welcome fall with these hot backless suede loafers. This timeless piece is perfect for a stylish man. A gorgeous black pair can be clubbed with a smart, casual dress code (just remember to roll up the sleeves). This is a pair to treasure.
Ted Baker Classic Penny Loafer
It is impolite to stare, except at a gorgeous pair of shoes. These valuable players are a stylish addition to your wardrobe. Team these shoes with a tan leather belt to complete your classic look. If you’re going to a garden party and the invitation reads smart casual, in other words, look sharp but not overly formal, then this pair fits the bill.
They came, we saw, they conquered. These chestnut and mahogany Edinburgh brogues are eternally impactful for their luxury design and material. Pair them with your best business suit, printed tie, tie-pin and add flair with a pocket square. Thanks to their timeless good looks, you know they’ll serve you well for years to come.
Versace Collection Black Leather Sneakers
Welcome to the real riot club. This season’s attention-grabbing footwear has a personality of its own by breaking the monotony of black with flashes of white and metal silver. With its sporty origins and youthful appeal, the rebellious sneaker has found a home in our weekend wardrobe. For an easy solution, go for a tonal approach with colourful attire.
Joseph Cheaney Dorney Loafer
You know you are a certified shoe addict if you think that there is always room in the closet for one more pair. These Dorney Loafers make a good impression from morning to evening. Wear them to your morning meeting and then continue into your quick mid-week or Friday happy hour.
Forgo neutrals and spice up your wardrobe with hints of multicolour striped sneakers. Savvy, sporty and unstoppable, if you’re looking forward to exploring a city in a day, what you need is on-the-go sneakers that tick three style boxes – comfort, classic and cool. You can throw on a crazy shirt and matching pants but you add those shoes and you’re done!