From a first date to a job interview, why the right shoes will help you to get off on the good foot.
First impressions count, research shows that shoes are one of the first things people look at when they first meet you. In order to have a strong and memorable impression, get your feet covered literally. Invest in the appropriate shoes, and everything else will follow. Here are three footwear staples every sophisticated man needs to own.
Derived from in Italy, Loafers are a relaxed shoe suited for that sun kissed italian lifestyle, However never underestimate the loafer effect, the shoe can be a highly sophisticated part of your wardrobe, it's comfort and style in equal measure. Whether it's with or without socks, the loafer coordinates perfectly with tailored trousers or chinos. Loafers are one of my favourite ways to cover up my feet. Here's one of my favourite hand woven laether ones from Aquila.
THE BLACK LACEUp DERBY:
From business, cocktail and formal occasions, the black lace up derby leather shoe is an essential everyman should own. Traditionally a business shoe, however it is a highly versatile shoe that can be worn outside of your 9-5. The derby can be dressed down for a more refined relaxed look with suiting or tailored trousers. It will however not do you any favours for you if you are after a casual look. If you are daring invest in a pair with a stylish brogue toe cap to compliment the elegant lace up details. this classic shoe will sets itself apart from the basic toe cap. Wear this shoe with a tailored suit.
THE BRITISH BROGUE:
The British classic brown coloured brogue shoe is a great way to begin to show some personality in the way you dress, Brogues at first may seem like a big jump for the average man's shoe game, but trust me, it is a staple for the modern man, the detailing on the toecap the shoe begins to shows a bit more character, after all we all know that females tend to first looks at a mans shoe for what ever reason, It's all about the finer intricate details.
The brogue is versatile and can be worn for both casual and more formal settings, It's perfect with denim or chinos paired with shirts and blazers for a relaxed preppy look. Look effortlessly dapper in a pair of wing-tip brogues. The brown brogue is a smart investment, sure to look great for years to come. Team this with a printed shirt and suit for formal occasions.
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