6 styles of shoe every gentleman should own

Your shoes are the first thing a woman notices about you, so make sure you're getting it right

Apparently, your shoes are the first thing a woman notices about you. And so knowing exactly what you should be wearing, and why, is only going to put you in good stead when it comes to being attractive to the opposite sex. There are definitely shoes out there that you shouldn’t be wearing, but what are 5 styles you should definitely be trying:

Chelsea boots

If there’s one pair of shoes that’s come back around to become one of the most stylish out there, it’s the Chelsea boot. As versatile as they come and ready to be worn for each and every occasion, the Chelsea is the perfect blend between smart and casual and works just as well for the office as it does for the pub.

Brogues

There’s nothing like a pair of classic brogues to offset any professional gentleman’s wardrobe, and buying the right pair is an investment that everyone needs to make. Whether you’re going to the office every day in a suit or you just need a pair to wear on occasion to smart events, there’s nothing like a piece of traditional footwear to elevate you from the rest of the crowd.

Loafers

The perfect in-between for smart and casual, the loafer has been a firm favourite for gentlemen all over the world for years – and continues to be to this day. Find any sartorially savvy gentleman, and we guarantee that he’ll have at least one well-made pair of loafers in his wardrobe. When purchasing, make sure you’re looking for something that’s well made and built to last because the nature of loafers means that their susceptible to becoming worn-out in the weather.

Desert boots

If you’re in the market for something that you can wear to casual weekend dates but still look smart, the desert boot is the shoe for you. The perfect blend between a smarter lace-up and a Chelsea boot, the desert boot is the perfect winter investment. Not only will it keep you on-trend and stylish, but it’s also incredibly functional for when the temperature decides to drop.

Trainers

No matter where his working life takes him, every gentleman needs to own the perfect pair of trainers for when the working day winds down and the weekend beckons. There’s a fine line between cool, casual footwear and something much more tattered and scruffy, so make sure you’re sticking to the former rather than the latter.

Oxfords

Last but certainly not least is the timeless and always stylish Oxford. A shoe of such distinction that it has served men all over the world for years, the Oxford is a seriously worthy investment, and a piece that’s guaranteed to turn heads – in the best way possible. Choose wisely, and you’ll be partnered with a pair that’s going to last you years.

India Gladstone

India Gladstone

India is the Online Editor of Gentleman's Journal

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