Selecting the right formal shoes is very important for working men. However, many men still do it wrong. Here is a guide for selecting the right formal shoe for men.
Selecting formal shoes is a must-have skill for every working man. However, it is surprising that how many men are still unable to select the right shoe. Many men have all sorts of wrong ideas about formal shoes.
Wearing the right shoe at the workplace is very important. Wearing the wrong shoes will tarnish your dressing and hurt your image. Fortunately, picking the right shoe for formal settings is not difficult at all. Here are the important points that will help you select the right formal shoe.
Black is the only formal color available for men – almost. If you have the slightest uncertainty about the color, only wear black shoes in a formal setting. There can be exceptions, however. In an office party, you might wear dark color shoes that are not black. But be cautious and stick with black when unsure.
Some men’s shoes have long pointed ends that make them look longer. Some shoes look wide while some shoes look bigger in all directions. While having the same foot size, shoes might have different sizes when looked from the outside. Match your shoe size with your trouser cuts. If your trouser has a slim cut, wear slim shoes.
Some shoe styles are considered formal, some casual, and some in between. If you have a strict formal office environment, stick with formal shoes. If your office allows some casual dressing, you can experiment with less formal styles. Oxford or Balmoral style is considered a classic formal style. Derby or Bluchers are also considered formal. They are similar to Oxford but their lacing is sewn outside and they have visible flaps.
Loafers is another popular style. Loafers are often considered casual. However, if you do not want to wear strictly formal shoes, you can try black, or another dark color, loafer. They are a good choice for semi-formal parties as well.