A Man’s Guide to Dress Shoes

A versatile pair of formal dress shoes is a necessary staple in any man’s closet. Even the most casual dressers among us will find the need to suit up at one point or another. Imagine on a special occasion you’re dressed to impress, donning that lucky suit, and power tie, yet your shoes don’t match your outfit.

Start your day off on the right foot! Whether you’re a seasoned shoe aficionado or looking for your first pair of dress shoes, check out our top shoe picks below and take your time in choosing a quality, classic pair worth investing in. Cared for properly, good leather shoes will truly last you a lifetime. Don’t forget the shoe shine!

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1menshoes copyPark Avenue Cap-Toe OxfordsAllen Edmonds
USD $395.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg

Lace-up oxford dress shoes that have a timeless look, and go well with business casual and formal attire. Dress up with a suit, or dress down with a sport coat and trousers. These shoes are made of full-grain leather and can be recraftable, meaning the brand is able to restore, refinish the uppers, and replace the soles of your shoe.


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McAllister Wingtip OxfordsAllen Edmonds
USD $395.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg

These intricately detailed brown wing tip Oxfords pair well with a business suit for days in the boardroom. These are also versatile enough to wear throughout the day in the office, transitioning well to more formal occasions.

The broguing design makes them just casual enough to wear with a diverse set of outfits without being too flashy. Crafted with a lined premium calfskin leather upper, with a single oak leather sole, these recraftable shoes by Allen Edmonds will surely impress.


3menshoes copyAscher Penny LoafersAllen Edmonds
USD $395.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg

A penny saddle slip-on loafer dress shoes that can worn with chinos or wool slacks and a blazer. Although versatile, this is probably not a shoe to match with a formal suit, but it is perfect to wear with a sports coat and slacks. A comfortable, stylish slip-on shoe for the weekends, these loafer are also recraftable.


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Castellano Wing OxFlorsheim
USD $130.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg

This two tone, full-grain leather shoe exudes an European air of timeless sophistication. Florsheim’s shoes are hand-crafted in Italy with a superb quality, cut and color, and may not even require a break-in period, as leather upper is nice and soft and the sole is comfortably flexible.


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Molfetta WingFlorsheim
USD $195.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg.

These shoes with a unique Prussian blue finish are a subtle way to add color to an otherwise monochromatic outfit.  These calf leather dress shoes are adorned with brogue stitching that adds to the elegance of the shoe.  Not too formal looking, it’s best worn with suits, slacks and sport coats, or even just jeans and a casual collared shirt.


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‘Maderb’ | Italian Calfskin Wingtip Derby Dress ShoesHugo Boss
USD $276.99 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg.

Classic wingtip dress shoes with closed lacing can help you look sleek and dressed up. These shoes have Italian lake stitching between the sole and upper, allowing for a lighter, and more flexible fit. They go great with a pair of slacks, but you can also wear them with nice cords for a different look, a button down shirt and a blazer.


7menshoes copyEllingwoodRockport
USD $100.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg.

A great everyday office shoe, these shoes by Rockport are extremely comfortable. The sole provides great cushioning to help reduce foot fatigue. Designed for day-to-day wearability, the shoe is waterproof, works well with gray and navy suits, and looks superb with a well tailored three piece suit.


6menshoes copyExtra Distance Leather Dress Oxford Kenneth Cole
USD $160.00 / International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg.

This simple yet elegant lace up pair by Kenneth Cole sports a padded insole with arch support and perforated leather for comfort and breathability. The versatile style matches work wear easily, making it the perfect go-to shoe for days at the office.


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