Here is a guide to some foolproof shoe styles; from great everydays to premium must-haves, in order to make sure your feet are keeping up appearances.
The Derby shoe is probably your safest, most versatile shoe, perfect for everyday use. The Oxford, is of similar appearance, but is traditionally a slightly more formal shoe better for weddings or balls. The main difference between the two is that the Oxford has closed lacing and the Derby has open, the simple shape of both make up the base for most other styles of mens shoe
Russell and Bromley have a distinguished selection, their Oxfords and Derbies are contemporary foolproof favourites.
However if you require the best, with the most classic style, check out Church’s handcrafted range, with each pair exuding English finesse.
The Brogue or Wingtip can be worn for both a casual and formal occasion. Oliver Sweeney’s Aldeburgh Tan Oxford Brogues are a perfect choice with a navy suit and are said to be much more durable than some of their higher priced equivalents.
Cheaney’s Oxford Brogues leave little to be desired, if you’re going to the races or Moët Jardin, their Derby Brogues with Goodyear welted Commando sole ooze sophistication, whilst maintaining practicality.
Lastly the loafer, you may think they are forbidden territory with a tailored suit, but we live in modern times and the right shape and texture can give you a relaxed yet executive edge. John Lobb’s Truro Loafer is perfect for dress-down friday, giving you that needed comfort at the end of a stressful week. Just remember to make a wise sock choice!