Each month we will be posting a portion of our style guide for men right here on our blog. We continue today with part 2 which focuses on shoes!
How many pairs of shoes do you own? When it comes to shoes, one thing is for sure—most men don’t own nearly as many pairs as women do. When I talk to men about this topic, I continually hear that they own just one or two pairs for work and then sneakers for the gym and so on. I’d recommend the following footwear for versatility and style.
Whether you work in a warehouse or in the financial district, you need a shoe just for work. Go for the smartest shoe you can find without getting too formal. For example, patent leather is too formal for work generally. Trust me, you will know if your office is “patent leather friendly”… Invest in the best quality you can, your feet need all the support they can get throughout the day. Preferably you would own two pairs and rotate between the two. This should give the shoe 24 hours to air and dry from the sweat from your feet. By all means keep them clean and polished. Every guy needs a shoe shine kit … or a shoe shine person… like the cool dude below!
Note: this is not meant to double as a gym shoe! Sometimes you want to go to dinner or out with your friends in a casual shoe, but you don’t want to look frumpy. Sleek street shoes like a canvas or leather sneaker will suit all situations while keeping you laidback and comfortable.
This is the one you wear to the gym or to workout. And nowhere else! Please see below if any of your male friends are struggling with this decision!
These may only see the light of day a few times a year at weddings and special events, but every man needs a pair of formal shoes to wear with a tux or suit.
Apart from the fact that they are ideal for the beach, and casual hot days… nothing beats Havaianas… right? If any of your male friends are struggling with which one to choose, we have put a quick image together to help any guy in need…
The malebox crew have recently been scouting through Asia searching high and low for the latest trends. Shoes are a BIG deal in Europe (as we recently posted in http://malebox.net.au/blog/2012/09/how-to-wear-oxford-shoes-for-men/) and every Asian city has numerous shoe outlets. As we mentioned… Aussie men usually wear black or brown leather shoes. Of course you see a few tan shoes going around, but the general trend is traditional colours. We are keen to hear from you!
What colour shoes do you wear?
Would you branch out into tans and blues?