Let me tell you what my father used to say “You can ALWAYS tell a man by his shoes” many things might have changed since then but this is one of those principles that holds firm in his book about men’s style. I am not suggesting that you as a man must have costly range of shoes for diverse occasions. Fortunately for us men, we do not have to compete with women when it comes to equal closet space in this regard. Nevertheless, a few (carefully selected) items of footwear can set you up as an average male for any or most eventualities, leaving you to spent the rest of your money on other wardrobe item.
What makes this funny is that most men do not know anything about choosing shoes as they do when it comes to the rest of their clothing. Well, here are simple guide for men who are looking for a confidence boost when it comes to footwear!
A pair of Loafers:
These are comfortable shoes that are sometimes worn as shoes (dress shoes) for work. You might like them with either tassels or a plain front, or a Gucci style metal bar. You can also wear them as a casual footwear with socks or without socks.
A pair Oxfords:
They are also known as low rise leather shoes which you can lace up. There are many different available styles for Oxford. You can chose the color that pleases you, dress shoes like Oxford can complement anything from chinos to jeans or a business suit and still remain stylish.
A Pair Of Boots:
Depending on your location, boots can be a weather necessity or a stylish choice. There are many varieties of colors of course, there are: black, brown, oxblood colored. There are tough boots that are designed with a rugged tread that can suit those whose work are outdoors or work in icy winter conditions.
Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose athletic shoes, boat shoes, sneakers or sandals for looks that goes with cords or cargo pants, shorts or slacks. You can chose them to match your belt or whatever.
I concede that one of the problems that style is that there are really no rules. Fashion statements come and go, they change all the time, and a man’s food is another’s poison. What is practical about all this is looking good! That is what matters! All you need really is a few GOOD pairs of different shoes that are well looked after, this is enough to be the foundation of an average man’s wardrobe and then prepare him for leisure or work.