When it comes to getting dressed up for a business meeting or special event, your shoes should be the quiet strength of your outfit. You will always get more mileage out of the classics – derbies, wingtips and loafers in black, brown and navy. That’s a traditional outlook, sure, but classic doesn’t have to mean boring. The best men’s shoes combine old world craftsmanship with modern detailing from luxury shoemakers like Tod’s, Lanvin, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo.
With a versatile pair of dress shoes, you can build a suiting lok that’s perfect for you, quite literally from the ground up. Try a pair of playful, fun socks, and layer an interesting shirt and tie combination under your suit. If you’re in need of an upgrade on that too, we’d recommend J. Crew’s new Ludlow Traveler suit.