Must-Have Shoes for the Modern Man
Whether it be for a meeting, date, errand, interview or special event, a men’s shoe collection should leave him prepared for whatever the day sends his way. For the stylist and successful guy, having the right shoe styles at the ready is nothing other than a necessity.
Our new Creative Director for shoes and belts, Javier Suarez, read about him here, has modernized classic styles in a way that make them relevant for years to come. Read on for the highlights from his first collection for Paul Stuart – essentials for the season.
1. The Penny Loafer
Nowadays loafers are viewed as dress shoes. These timeless slip-ons have a more laidback feel but still seem effortlessly sophisticated. Our Hand-Stitched Penny Loafers are great for outdoor wedding and events not to mention an essential for day to day business casual environments.
2. The Oxford
The Oxford is one of the most versatile dress shoes out there. Our Wing Tip Blucher is minimal, classic and subtly stylish: a no-fail choice for professional settings where making a style statement is important, without being too loud.
3. The Monk Strap
A monk strap dress shoe is for special occasions or, for those who want to make a bit of a statement. Our patina-finish Galante Double Cross Monk Strap shoes will, without question, be the focal point of any ensemble.
4. The Sneaker
There’s no denying the influence streetwear has had on menswear in recent years, notably the fact that sneakers have earned their place on the roster of acceptable business casual footwear options. Our Game sneakers come in six different colors and can be dressed down with a simple tee shirt or dressed up with a sports jacket with jeans.
5. The Sandal
Ah, the great debate arises of when a man can expose his toes. A sandal is acceptable of course on weekends at the beach or on the boat, but also for walking around town on hot summer days. They key here is to choose something with a good tread and comfortable straps like our Alessandro Sandals. This style is elevated but still the right mix of sporty and sophisticated, a true must-have of the season.