Women, stereotypically, are shoe obsessed, however there are plenty of reasons for men to fall head over heels for the perfect pair as well! What you wear on your feet can really make or break an outfit. Furthermore, the shoe can be a superb way of subtly expressing your personality through your style. Personally, I believe the purchasing of footwear can be a biannual occasion: the summer shop and then again for winter. Stocking up a small selection to see you through the season can be a tricky task, but by breaking the basics down, a summer shoe-shopping list can easily be created.
A Gentleman’s Footwear for an Evening Event
Not only for a special occasion; but also for those with an occupation that requires smart dressing, finding footwear that is practical, aesthetic and reasonably priced is a laborious task in itself, particularly in summer!
In this case you really do get what you pay for. Think of this purchase as an investment. Fashions rarely change in this area of footwear and so this shoe should last you for several years! Jimmy Choo is known for its high-end quality approach to footwear design. Their Miles, Patent leather lace up shoe is a classic example of the long lasting and beautifully crafted creations.
The Beach Boy’s Sandals
The season for sandy retreats requires one main type of footwear. The sandal. For many flip-flops may be preferred, however the sandal proves to be popular for both sexes at present.
If you are looking for that throw- away holiday special, ASOS offer a two pack of their own brand basic flip-flops.
Alternatively a particularly stylish sandal, that we at Off The Cuff London feel is perfect for jet setting this summer, is the Palmero Fisherman Sandal available at TOPMAN in Black or Brown Leather.
The Casual All-Rounder
Casual can mean different things to different people. Here we are talking a stroll in the sunshine, a beverage in a beer garden or shopping for that summer wardrobe. Several styles remain popular this season.
Espadrilles continue to be a footwear favourite, so unsurprisingly many high-street stores offer basic versions of these. If you are looking for something a little different, the Dune Woven Espadrilles on ASOS.com could be ideal for you! Smart, stylish but with a subtle speciality weave, these will look great with a smart-casual on trend outfit.
The Standout Shoe
Want to make your shoes the statement pieces in your wardrobe this season? There are several amazing men’s footwear designs available on all levels of the market at present. One particular trend is the metallic shoe: from trainers to brogues, numerous designers have created collections including gold or silver masculine style shoes. The Alexander McQueen lace-up brogues available at FARFETCH online are one of our favourite designs for this trend. This may seem a bold purchase for many, however you will be surprised how well these can be tailored with various garments to create a luxury look.