5 types of shoes all men should own to wear with their suits

There's a lot you can tell about a man from his shoes, make your story a great one by investing in these staple dress shoes

It’s a no-brainer that a great pair of dress shoes is a staple in any man’s wardrobe – these complete any suit look. The key to investing in dress shoes is to find a pair that is timeless; which will never lose its classic feel and aesthetic.

This is an investment that you need to be willing to pay for, even if it means saving up for a few months just for one pair.

Wingtip Oxfords

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There are essentially four types of oxford shoes, and the wingtip oxford falls into this category. The wingtip oxford is one of the most basic and timeless dress shoes and a great option for the “suit beginner”. It has a minimalist appeal, has a distinguished and contemporary feel about it, and is versatile. The stye works well with a navy or champagne coloured suit and can also fair very well when paired with a semi-formal or smart-casual outfit.

Monk-strap Dress Shoes

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The monk-strap shoe is characterised by the wide strap that is fastened across the front of the dress shoe and can either be a single or a double strap. This shoe epitomises the look of a contemporary man and a flamboyant, confident style. Over the years, monk straps have become a very popular option to pair with a suit. They also work really well with a dark pair of cuffed jeans, a white shirt and a blazer.

Black Plain Toe Derby

Black Plain Toe Oxfords.

In the late 1800s the derby shoe, also often referred to as the Gibson or the Blucher, were predominantly seen as a hunting or sporting boot. Now it is considered a menswear staple for dapper suits. The simple design of the derby has kept it a classic menswear foot piece and the style has a quiet type of sophistication.