There is a well-known Swahili saying that states ‘Mwanaume ni kiatu‘ to mean a man’s worth is measured by the worth of the shoes he wears or owns. Formal shoes for men come in different types and make. Dress shoes are the most coveted type of shoes every man in a formal setting would want to own. These are the must-have shoes for every dapper man who wants to stand out in the fast and formal working space;
Many guys categorize all dress shoes as oxfords but this is not your ordinary kind of dress shoe.These shoes are sleek and have a closed lacing system. These lace-up shoes have a low heel and sit under ones ankle. The perquisite of these shoes are their durability and reliability. They come in many types: Whole cut, Plain-toe, Cap toe, Wingtip saddle.
These shoes can be hard to pull off for every formal outfit but you can go sock-less when wearing them. You can pick between suede and leather loafers based entirely on preference. Although leather loafers are sturdier that suede loafers, suede loafers are more luxurious. Be very careful when handling loafers are they are very delicate especially the suede ones. Examples of loafers any guy could rock are Penny,Horse-bit, Tassel and Slipper loafers.The secret to pairing a loafer and looking dapper is the how you play with the length of the trouser leg. That is key. These slip-on shoes are very snug and still perfect for a formal setting.
If you want to make a fashion statement in the office and still look professional then monk shoes should be on the top of your list. They are a favorite especially to guys just transitioning from school to working full time. They are a great in-between pair of shoes having some features of both Oxfords and Loafers. For good quality and durability, when purchasing these strap shoes do ensure that the buckle is brass. Monks are an alternative to the usual dress shoes and a spice-up in any male shoe collection or closet.