Trends may come and go season after season, but classics are the ones that stay forever. Whether to invest in trendy pieces or in classics, the choice is yours, but it is always a good idea to have a strong set of classic shoes in your collection. Every outfit calls for a specific shoe style that can elevate the entire look if ignored can throw your complete look off. This is why every man should own at least one pair of black leather shoes and a pair of brown shoes, though that number can rise exponentially as you check out our pick of the classic shoes you should be stepping out in.
From sturdy yet sophisticated to outright elegant, we have gathered here our best options that can elevate your look in an instant. Pick what you like!
Oxfords – When it comes to shoes for men, is there anything more classic than the oxfords? Well, we don’t think so. It’s one of fashion’s few no-brainers, the reliable leather lace-ups you turn to whenever you need to look smart. It’s a style we have long taken for granted and now is the time to appreciate them. Check out these beauties right here, a brilliant formal wear choice and an investment in a suaver self.
Brogues – When it comes to men’s shoes, brogues are a must-have style. They are smart, fashionable and can also add interest and excitement to any outfit, thanks to their unique perforations. The classic version, the brown oxford style shoes with perforated uppers are a staple in many stylish men’s wardrobes.
Double Monk Straps – Monk Strap shoes have an edge that is more likely to grab attention and get noticed more than other traditional shoes. They are a stylish alternative to formal shoes. The quintessential sartorial accompaniment to the monk strap shoe is a well-tailored suit. These classy Alberto Torresi’s Jaques Black Monk Straps are a year-round formal shoe that won’t let you down. They offer an edge that brings an element of the self to a dress code, no matter the occasion.
Derbies – Sleek and sophisticated, derbies can suit practically any occasion and outfit. They are a style every man should own. These shoes have you covered in both style and practicality. Even though these shoes look more on the formal side, they look great while paired with casuals. These shoes right here, are a fine choice in an elegant silhouette, but the headline here is the comfort.
Loafers – A wardrobe staple for every stylish gent, these simple yet sophisticated shoes are a must-have for men of all ages and styles. If you are looking for something that is formal, classic, comfortable, fashion-forward, and versatile, then these loafers are the perfect pick for you. The metal clasp at the front of the shoe creates a distinct design that sets this stylish loafer apart.