Author: Akshi Ranka for TCC Style
To think that only women fancy fashion is straight-up wrong. Men dig it just as much as women do. Probably more and so particularly when it comes to their shoes. Just so this fury for foot fashion is even for the men too, TCCStyle has compiled a list of essentials that every male needs in his shoe rack.
Ideally made to compliment your suits and ties, Oxfords speak out elegance like no other pair. Darting off a dapper impression when worn the right way, these are shoes that need to have a rightful place in your closet. Although, meant for the corporate code, an oxford can be associated with outfits below the formal rank too. Slip on black matte plain oxfords with the blazer; go for brown brogue oxfords when headed for a semi-formal approach to fashion. And resort to saddle oxfords; low-heeled shoes with a saddle shaped panel mid-foot when dressing down.
‘I don’t have a pair of functional sneakers.’, said no shoe hoarder ever. A certified wardrobe essential and now no more just confined to athleisure, a pair of sneakers is what you need to own whether you’re a shopper or not. Invest on a pair or two that matches your existing wardrobe and let them be your style saviour in times of fashion crisis! Despite being your ‘go-to’ shoes, try not to take them to every occasion and every outfit. Keep them subtle and minimal.
Casual, comfortable and effortlessly stylish, Boat shoes or topsiders are meant to be your go-to shoes for a regular day out. A warm-weather essential, topsiders are a smart and casual alternative to your otherwise pompous shoes. Team them up with your Chinos, usual denims, Bermuda shorts and with just about any outfit. That’s what boat shoes are all about! Versatility and smartly seamless!
Having originated in India, Chukka boots are a cross between laid-back and dapper making them ideal for smart casuals and lazy noons both. Possessing the flair of being dressed up and down, these shoes NEED to be a part of your shoe collection. Summer, spring and fall, these shoes can fit themselves into any seasonal attire, taking from your lapelled blazers and button-downs to dark denims and sweaters!
You see? You need not be an avid shopaholic to splurge on these. They are fashion necessities that you’d want to bag in, irrespective of your style sensibilities. After all, men’s fashion is an evolving space too and we definitely can’t be partial towards the soles now, can we?
(DuneLondon, HiConsumption, TheIdleMan, StyleMann)