The modern businessman needs to be well-read when it comes to men’s fashion. The way a man dresses is how he is identified by others in the office. Naturally, a traditional tie and well fitted suit are paramount. Yet, shoes sometimes get left in the shuffle. Shoes are equally important as the suit you wear to work. Shoes can make or break your outfit. If you are dressing to impress others, you better be wearing shoes that not only match your outfit, but are gleaming.
With the world dressing in a more casual manner it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between dress shoes and casual shoes. Still, some shoes can now be used for either dress or casual. The square toe and a wider shoe have become popular, replacing the thin rounder shoe. Further, this applies to both loafers and laced shoes.
While many men’s shoes still have the traditional heel, the wedge has suddenly become fashionable. These shoes provide a sole and heel in one mold, versus the standard heel which is separated from the sole. A good tip to follow for dressing-down is to wear a rubber soled shoe, and leave the wood soles for upscale occasions.
As mentioned, many casual shoes can pass for dress shoes. How dressy your shoes are depends on where you work, and what your office expects. Still, if you work in an upscale office the classic heeled dress shoes are best. Ankle boots for men have indeed become popular casual ware and are available in either laced or Velcro style. Laces for both dress and casual shoes are thin. Stay away from sneaker type laces.
Some offices allow sneakers to be worn on Casual Friday. However, this does not mean you can show up for work in the sneakers you use to mow the lawn. Yet, a casual sneaker will keep you comfortable, and you still can present the allure of passion and success. The best base colors are white, gray, and beige. This goes great with red, black and yellow for detailed colors, and does not present too loud a look.
In the end, being away from the office still affords you the opportunity to wear a good-looking pair of shoes. Some of the latest hiking shoes compliment jeans and even Dockers nicely. There is no reason you cannot continue to wear great looking shoes on a Saturday night. While you might be casually dressed, you can still have an air of confidence and success. In an upscale office it is best to wear the classic heeled shoe, and make sure they are polished.