There are few things better than a man about town who knows how to properly dress himself. I have already spoken on my preference for a well-worn bold suit and winter is a perfect time to break the suits out of the closet. But a good suit deserves a great pair of shoes, and these are some of my suggestions for the right footwear to match your formal attire.
Wingtips, also known as full brogues, are one of the most essential dress shoes for guys. The classic Oxford dress shoe pairs well with just about anything and never goes out of style. I’m also partial to the stunning spectator style with its contrasting colors that can help provide additional flair ti a traditional gray or navy suit.
Desert boots have been popular in the United Kingdom for some time. They’re perfect boots for all year round and they’re equally versatile and stylish. These suede boots pair perfectly with casual and formal ensembles, looking great with either jeans or slacks. The Desert Boot has been a style icon throughout England and Jamaica since its introduction in 1949 and continues to be popular among forward-thinking fashionable men today. Men continue to wax poetic about these boots and with good reason—the Desert Boot is a staple shoe that no man should find his closet without.
One trend gaining in popularity is the pairing of hi-top sneakers with suits. These styles can be seen all over the red carpets and runways of the world with celebrities matching the latest designer sneakers to their tailored suits. And it’s more than just Air Jordans and the latest basketball shoes. High-profile designers such as Pierre Hardy and Jimmy Choo have designed hi-tops that will pair perfectly and add a dash of street style to your tailored suit.
Like the Desert Boot, Chelsea Boots are a great-looking dress boot that work just as well with a suit as they do with a casual outfit. The laceless boots are cool and comfortable and the elastic side-panel makes it easy to slip on when you’re heading out the door and looking to quickly upgrade a casual look. The stylish boots experienced a boost in popularity last year and have been predicted as one of the hottest trends of 2016.