Striking a fine balance between casual comfort and working professionalism is difficult, but Clarks does it well with these Terrier slip-on loafers – perfect for your casual Friday. Pair them with some rich dark brown and green cords for a look that says I’m comfortable, but I’m here to work. Available from gravitypope.
Visvim goes for something bold and new with these Sunnegga Hi Laminas, a beautiful pair of high top lace-ups. Featuring a natural cork footbed, hand vulcanized rubber outsole, and a beautiful canvas upper whose rich colors and patterns are reminiscent of aboriginal patterns, you can contact Tres Bien about the Sunnegga here.
For the man who wants a bit more flash with his casual shoes, Ted Baker makes the Malvern, a derby that is plain at first glance, but offers understated flourish for the modern dandy. The Malvern is a standard three-eyelet derby with a plain round toe design, however the floral liner, gold inlay wooden sole and red contrast laces show off hidden depths. Available at ASOS.
Italian leather goods masters Bottega Veneta don’t mince about when it comes to showing their credentials in the form of this Nero York brogue. In addition to the detailed wingtip in the toecap, a hand stitched detail travels throughout the entire shoe, creating a spectacularly luxurious feel. Available exclusively online.
The Shudy, is a winter boot that’s a break with tradition – a duality between the familiar and unfamiliar. The shape is one you know, but it’s made from plastic, making it completely vegan friendly, and entirely unlike any other shoe you have seen so far. Taking inspiration from Duchamp and the other artists of the Dada, this multicolored boot is available at selected stockists now.
You may have a pair of Timberlands or Red Wings, but a man should also have a good pair of city boots, such as these Townmasters by Belstaff. While ostensibly just another pair of boots to keep out the cold and wet, the city boot should also keep you looking stylish while doing its job. With less snow in the city, it’s a balance that leans more towards the fashionable than the functional that marks the Townmaster, with soft handcrafted black leather, and a wooden and rubber sole on your feet. Available at Coggles now.
The brogue is the shoe to have this fall, and Tommy Hilfiger‘s Ralph is a beautiful burnished leather option from the preppy standard. The shoes feature a classic wing-tip styling, with a low rise rubber heel for stability. Available online now.
Sebago goes classic with the Cayman II penny moc, an old favorite made new again. The designers at Sebago take a penny loafer shape, and give it a moc toe before handstitching it together with the highest quality tanned leather. Sebago’s patented welt sole construction finishes off the Cayman, making it a wonderful choice for those heading to dinner after the beach. Available direct from Sebago.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it – and that means visiting family in the cold near-winter air. Stay strapped with these Bismark boots by Cole Haan. They’re casual boots, but somehow carry off that air of respectability, creating the perfect atmosphere for that holiday visit. Pair with some light colored pants, a button-down shirt, and sweater, for a classic American November look. Available direct from Cole Haan.
Whether escaping for the weekend or running a quick errand, the G-Star Envoy chukka boot is the perfect alternative to your every day sneaker. These leather beauties feature a lace-up fastening, a perforated textured panel to the side and a rounded toe, versatile enough for you to wear with almost anything. Available at Asos