It is no news at this time that the first things people notice upon first encounter is your hair, firmness of handshake and finally, your shoes. Regardless of how good you are at any particular task, if you are caught in a pair of old wrinkled footwear, there’s every possibility you’re not getting what you seek (judging by your appearance). This is one of the reasons why you must show up at every job interview in a nice pair of shoe.
Even now that the men’s wear fashion industry is evolving; new footwear trends emerging, adoption of old footwear and complete restructuring of both, there seems to be a wide range to choose from even for every event, yet with these enlisted few that cuts across every corner of the wardrobe there is hope to be stylish while maintaining a friendly budget.
BLACK LEATHER OXFORD
The oxford shoe in its uniqueness refers to a type of men’s shoe with straight lacing. The first pair of holes are advertently sewn closely to each other as a result of this. It may be mistaken for a derby by those who has little knowledge on the lacing pattern, which however is the most obvious difference. While the oxford shoe is laced straight, the derby has on both sides a protruding flap from which the lace is fastened. Suitable for any sharp ensemble, the oxford shoe can be worn sharp-casually also. Although the derby to me is more suitable for sharp casual dress up, the oxford shoe can be worn to work or even an evening event of sorts.
BROWN LEATHER BROGUES
Although the brogues stylish finish can be attributed to its Scottish and Irish punch holes design on the surface; known as brogueing. There is no such shoe as a brogue rather it is this effect, the punch holes on the seams of a shoe that makes one shoe brogued and the other a regular shoe. This is by far the most trending of all men’s shoe (I stand to be corrected). In whatever color a brogue comes, it is always attractive, yet a pair of brown brogues will cut through every corner of the closet. It is this ease of wear that staples the brown brogue at the topmost part of the shoe chain.
The suede loafer was long before now developed and structured for the King George VI as a house shoe. Elegantly designed without laces and rather replaced with either a tassel or penny, the loafer is suitable for any ensemble. Its minimal design goes a long way to establish it as a very stylish corner stone for the wardrobe. Quite a versatile piece that can be paired with anything from sharp to sharp casual, from pairing suits separates to shorts and a classy button down. Allowing for a little less indulgence in socks use, it comes across as a must have for virtually every man. It’s best to opt for warmer colors, in other for it to sweep through the closet with ease – go for light browns or beige.
SUEDE DESERT BOOTS/LEATHER BOOTS
If you ask me, they are both handy. A leather boot can amount to a really formidable sharp look, and at the same time and sharp casual. In the same light, the desert boots can serve as a really fanciful alternative to the leather boot. The boot not only embellishes the entire ensemble, its above ankle nature which leaves ample space for the trousers to rest upon, showing off in a stylish manner, leaving the entire shoe for the eyes to eat up. If you have extra money to spend on footwear, do your shoe rack a favor, buy oxford boots.
Since the rise of well-tailored suits and every other component of men’s style, there has been considerable innovations to meet up with this growing demand. Virtually every part of men suiting has been visited by one major innovation or the other. Take for example the lapel of a suit, there are quite a number of things that can be used, if without moderation to totally conceal the lapel. Similarly, in the area of footwear. Sporting items have consequentially found its way back from the gym bag into every regular part of the wardrobe. The sneaker now looks better on suits than it does on the sweat pants. Trainers are big now for a more sharp-casual outfit for normal day jobs and sharp for creative jobs – writing, fashion etc… Now there are boots with the brogue finish, those too will do just fine.
Conclusively, Major footwear colors for the wardrobe that doesn’t require any extra thinking sessions to successfully find a match are beige, black and the kind of high toned brown that leather provides. Also, there are various sneakers/trainers in the market place, it is best to opt for white low tops for a more classical finish. For boots burnt brown will do, they are classy and ideal for sharper looks or even sharp-casuals. With these shoes you need not rob a bank to stay stylish.