Men’s leather shoes selection guide

George Frazier, a columnist in the 1960s magazine of “Mr. Fashion” once said: “Want to know if a man is dressed properly? Look down.”

leather shoes

Very succinct and concise description of the importance of shoes for men, after all, a pair of decent shoes may be more eye-catching than the clothes on the body. Especially in the workplace, the most practical is a pair of good leather shoes.

leather shoes

According to the physical characteristics of the person, the Roman foot and the Egyptian foot close to the flat toe are more common. Knowing your own foot shape, you can better choose a suitable leather shoes. Men’s dress shoes are basically covered in the four categories of Oxford shoes, Mengke shoes, Derby shoes and Lok Fu shoes.

The Oxford

Oxford shoes

Oxford shoes can be said to be the best representative of dress shoes. It originated in the 17th century Oxford University and was the most popular men’s uniform shoes at the time. Oxford shoes tend to have a carved wing pattern on the sides of the shoes and the sides of the shoes. Usually, the upper is more than three holes, and then tied with a tie strap, which not only brings decorative shoes to the shoes. The change also shows a low-key classical elegance. Ideal for all types of business negotiations or attending banquets.

Oxford shoes
Oxford shoes

The most classic style of oxford shoes is the three-joint Cap toe, which separates the toe from the leather on the instep. That is to say, the part of the toe seems to wear a small hat, the closer to the toe, the narrower the forefoot. This pointed toe can effectively lengthen the leg lines, but the large Roman feet and square feet of the forefoot should be carefully tried.

Oxford shoes

When it comes to oxford shoes, you have to mention Brogues, which is widely known as an Oxford, not Brogues in Kingsman. But it is not a specific style, Brogues means the carving on the upper, and the structure of the shoes does not have much to do with. As long as there is such a carved shoe on the upper or side of the shoe, it can be called a brogue shoe.

Oxford shoes
Oxford shoes

Monk-Strap

Monk-Strap

Compared to the 400-year-old Oxford shoes, you have a more retro, more prominent Italian style choice – Mengke shoes. Monk-Strap originated from the shoes worn by Catholic clerics in the 11th century, and has become a must-have classic shoe for men.

Monk-Strap
Monk-Strap

Mengke shoes have no laces, and there are belts on the upper, and metal buckles are attached to the shoes. Therefore, compared with Oxford shoes, Mengke shoes are more suitable for a pair of short straight pants, revealing a little more casual. More suitable for all types of semi-formal occasions, or with a lively Business Casual suit.

Monk-Strap
Monk-Strap

The Derby

Derby shoes

The tongue of the Derby shoe is connected to the entire upper. The distance between the two shoes is easy for the wearer to adjust the tightness. The shape is more simple than the Oxford shoes. Compared to the inner ear of Oxford shoes, the Blucher Lacing outer ear construction of Derby shoes is more flexible, making the wearer more comfortable and natural.

Derby shoes
Derby shoes

To put it simply, the open upper is always more suitable for high-footed archers than the closed upper, so the higher-backed Boy can be worn with confidence.

Derby shoes
Derby shoes

Don’t want to be bound by the red shoes of Oxford shoes, the clear and refreshing Derbies are also very good dress shoes, and the simple shape also allows Derby shoes to make more changes. Different fabrics such as suede and velvet can be tried.

Derby shoes

The Loafer

The Loafer

Loafers were originally made by Norwegians in the 1930s and passed on to the United States for improvement. It has no laces, flat bottom or low help, easy to wear and easy to take off, has always been the ace style of men’s casual shoes, but also a symbol of the college style.

The Loafer
The Loafer

Loafer’s own lineage is very natural and the design style is also rich and varied. With Chinos, it is easy to create a leisurely image. And Loafers’ toe caps tend to be large enough to give the wearer more room to move.

The Loafer
The Loafer

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