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Being a fine gentlemen – finding the perfect office dress shoes in Singapore to complete the dandy formal look.
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The professional-Level Shoes Every Man Should Own. Sneakers are great, but never overlook a classic—especially when it’s done this well.
You Can Judge a Man by His Shoes
They reveal whether he takes pride in the little things. If he throws on a nice suit and pairs it with cheap, clunky lace-ups, he’s not what you’d call a detail man. And if he leaves his pricey wingtips scuffed and unpolished, he may not be the closer you’re looking for.
There are numerous styles of shoes out there, but what’s great about being a man is that you can do perfectly well by sticking with just a few. You don’t need to maintain some Korean pop idol obsession about the latest and coolest. If you invest in a handful of sensible (and stylish) pairs and take care of them, you’ll be set for years. You just need to take that first step.
2. Don’t Be So Damn Square
Before we start talking about styles of shoes, let’s talk shape. If you’re still walking around in square-toe, rubber-soled lace-ups—the kind you buy on the cheap and that make you look like you’ve got platypus feet—grab them from your closet and toss them.
Seriously. your shoes should be as streamlined as the rest of your wardrobe. That means a slim contour (but not painfully skinny) and a rounded (but not sharp) toe. They’ll look stylish, tasteful, and masculine. And that’s all you can ask for.
3. Some Basic Advice About the…Basics
The one shoe every man should own is a black lace-up. You can dress it up or dress it down; it’ll work with everything from jeans to suits. And that’s the thing—don’t think of it as special-occasion footwear. Avoid frilly or ornate details and you’ll be able to wear the shoes as easily to the office as to the club.
4. Sure, No One Sees the Bottom of Your Feet…
Shoes take a pounding. And nowhere more than in their soles. You need to think about that and make some decisions. Do you want everlasting soles or more bounce in your step?
4. Leather Soles? We Like ‘Em Extra Chunky
Some guys think leather soles mean hard and uncomfortable. Not true. If the shoes are well- made, they’ll mold to your feet and serve you just fine. True, they won’t be as cushiony as a pair of New Balances, but if you want real dress shoes, you want leather soles. Period. Now you’ve got two choices: There are those slim, contoured kinds that exude elegance and go great with a luxurious custom suit. And then there are the heftier lace-ups with chunkier soles. They’re what we show a ton of in the magazine these days. They go great with skinny jeans or trim-cut suits. And if you take care of them (see number 7), they’ll last you a lifetime.
5. Use Your Head: Preserve Your Feet
“A year ago, I got a pair of Designer wingtips for a whopping 800 bucks. I know—that’s an insane amount of money for a pair of shoes. Except, in the past, I’ve paid at least that much (twice that, even) for suits, some of which I don’t even wear anymore, because either they wore out or they were too trendy in the first place. These wingtips, though, they’ll never go out of style. Bench-made in Korea, tobacco brown leather, the kind of hefty soles that would allow one to kick some serious ass if one had to. I put taps on them, I keep ’em in shape with cedar shoe trees, and I lather them up with a neutral polish every few weeks. Yes, I’m slightly obsessed with them. But here’s the thing—if you invest in quality, it’ll pay off. These shoes will last me a decade or longer. If I bought a pair of cheap rubber-soled lace-ups, they’d be in the trash in a year and I’d have to pony up another $120.