Men are often accused of being least bothered about their appearance, and pay attention least to their shoes. But times are swiftly changing and the shoe obsession can not only be credited to women. Men love their shoes and are more open to experimenting with their look. Don’t worry if you don’t fall under this category, we are here to guide you.
Gender aside, some view shoes as practical necessities, while others have a shoe obsession. Most people probably land somewhere in between. It’s safe to say that black shoes are an indispensable part of a man’s wardrobe. And the styles vary from formals to casuals to semi-formals and athletic shoes. Ideally it’s good to opt for at least a pair in each of these categories.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind to help you match your attire to your black shoes. Wear shoes that match or are darker than your pants. Although it is a safe bet, socks do not need to match your shoes. Instead, treat of your socks as you would a tie – an item that can bring the whole outfit together. If wearing a belt, try to match your shoes to it.
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Different attires demand a different style of shoe. You can wear almost any colour or style of shoe with jeans, but a safe bet is to own a pair of neutral black one’s which go with almost any colour. Avoid very shiny shoes that were obviously intended for dressier outfits. Boots, lug soles, sneakers, loafers and sandals all work great with jeans, so you may find it helpful to let the style of your shirt guide you. For example, a sporty, polo shirt might work with a loafer; t-shirts go well with sneakers or retro-style shoes; long, artsy button-downs work well with sandals or contemporary styles.
For casual pants like dockers, chinos, or khakis, there are a variety of loafers, oxford and other men’s shoes that work well with casual pants. Let the ornamentation and style of the shoe guide you towards the look you’re trying to achieve. For example, a tassle or a buckle is a little more on the dressy side, while a woven pattern or heavy stitching is a little more on the casual side.
With dress pants, shoot for the same type of shoe that you might wear with a suit. Shinier materials usually indicate a dressier shoe, as do less bulky heels and soles. Mens black shoes work well with navy, grey or black pants. Darker shoes also have the added benefit of not showing dirt as easily as white or lighter colored shoes. If you are the type of person who regularly walks dirt into the home, you can clean up after yourself with a shop vacuum cleaner.