We all have that go-to shoe, that pair where you find yourself wearing on every occasion you go out. Check out the 5 staple pairs you need in your wardrobe. It could be that they are the best looking shoes you own or just feeling incredibly comfortable to wear. There is more to shoes than having that one signature pair.

Any modern-day gentleman will know that having a collection of essential shoe styles will keep your wardrobe contemporary. We have 5 shoe types that every man should own, these will keep you stylish for any occasion – check them out below.

Oxford Shoe

Clarks Beeston Cap
Clarks Beeston Cap

Originally named after the university, the Oxford shoe style and design make it a principal shoe which can match anything. With so many styles and colours available, you won’t find it hard to match this shoe with most items in your wardrobe. You need to make sure you look after them, they often come in leather or suede which a material that needs some care. We advise using these shoes when you are dressing smart casual, match them with some smart trousers or darker toned jeans.

Chelsea Boot

Clarks Chart Zip
Clarks Chart Zip

Originally a women’s shoe, the Chelsea boot has recently seen a surge into men’s fashion and style. The elasticated boots are easy to slip on, they are a fitted shoe which provide comfort and durability. We suggest keeping this look tight with a pair of well fitted jeans, they will help create a sharp defined style.

Brogue Shoe

Clarks Gatley Limit
Clarks Gatley Limit

We are all familiar with this shoe style, it has seen a meteoric rise recently in men’s shoe fashion. The patterned design gives a complexity to your style, providing an impression you take care over your appearance. Brogues are often laced, easy to maintain and perfect fit for a smart or casual affair. Grab a pair of slim fitting jeans that have been slightly cuffed to finish the look, keep to a tanned of brown pair to offset most denim.

Desert Boot

Clarks Desert Boot
Clarks Desert Boot

The timeless classic boot that have history – originally worn in World War 2 by the British forces, these boots are hard-wearing but fashionable. Originally made from calfskin leather, the worn suede gives the shoe a smart but khaki look. We suggest matching these with some dark jeans or fitted suit trousers, you need to pay extra attention to the colours here.

Penny Loafer

Clarks Gatley Step
Clarks Gatley Step

The Penny Loafer is the stylish slipper, it has no buckles or laces, a simple slip on shoe that has an iconic status in men’s style bibles. This is one of the most recognised formal shoe types, it has always been linked with the smart casual look. A high shine shoe means it can we worn with smart trousers or if you are feeling bold, wear them with some formal chinos.

 

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