When men decide to pick up a fashion trend, it’s often the most ill informed ones – particularly when it comes to footwear. Who else wore those plimsolls with no socks last summer? We’re all guilty of following a fashion against our best intentions sometimes – I know I am. Shoes can make or break an outfit, so how do you get it right?
At TQS Magazine we think there’s three staples you need to get right – the casual, the smart, and the practical. The last of the list is easy – those trainers you chuck on when you’re going for a run or to the gym – practical, easy, and not something you’d wear to visit your mum in. The other two, however, can be a minefield. What’s appropriate for a drink with friends, and what’s appropriate for dinner with the other half? What do you do when a shoe blurs the line between smart and casual?
Luckily, Sarenza are on hand to answer these dilemmas. Not only do they have a great blog full of tips and advice (even if their men’s section could do with a fresh voice… ) but they also have a crazily large selection of footwear that you’re bound to find a style that’s perfect for any occasion.
Our top pick? These blue leather (yes, you read that right – BLUE LEATHER) derby shoes are great for the office, and for down the pub. Men’s fashion is going to take a sharper, more refined edge this year, and it’s time to up your game. Stand out from the crowd in a subtle, understated yet confident way. Team with black skinny jeans and a denim shirt, or even play with pastels as the weather gets warmer. They side step novelty to allow you a playful, yet still smart, addition to your wardrobe.
The only downfall to these shoes is that they’re not suede, which meant we couldn’t make an Elvis pun…