Once a very smart and wise man told me that money spent on things that separate you from ground is always worth it. No matter the gender stereotypes, men do have an affinity for shoes and you can’t believe elsewise. We are not saying that they are going to be bragging about their shoes collection over drinks but the love is there.
Everyday we dress up for different occasions in different moods. It all affects what we wear. Like if it’s a sunday, i feel lazy, i am gonna probably dress up in lower or shorts with my most comfy t shirt or maybe i might even forgo that. Same is with our footwear. Our mood, occasions or whatever we have planned for the day, affects our shoe choices like a day at work requires men’s formal shoes and a day out travelling requires casual footwear like men’s leather sandals. Yes, for everyone irrespective of their gender.
So, the n number of moods and n number of occasions does not mean that we have to own n number of pairs of shoes. The only smart thing to do is to buy a couple of pairs of shoes that can multi-function. So let’s discuss 4 types of shoes that you can mix and match:
- Loafers: A pair of loafers is a solid footwear which every man should own. The handcrafted leather loafers keep your HR off your back, if you are one of those office jocks who doesn’t like laces or men’s formal shoes in general. Loafers are semi-formal and casual at the same time. They are available in almost any colour you can imagine, in different materials like suede, leather etc and different designs with tassels, buckles and other add ons you can think of.
- Men’s Leather Sandals: Leather Sandals have been around since the time of ancient greeks. They have been a part of almost all cultures across the world in one way or another. Today they are available in multiple designs and are counted in both formal and informal footwear. They are royal and chic at the same time. They are the bridge between traditional and modern footwear. They can be worn with a pant-shirt to work, sherwani, kurtas, etc. You can wear them to your or anyone else’s wedding or to an evening out with your friends. They are also now available in multiple colours, designs and patterns.
- Men’s leather chappals: Chappals often confused with flip-flops have a class and chic of their own. They are sleek, stylish and modern. Made in various leathers give them a meticulous look and shine. They have now become a symbol of intellectuals and are often worn in work cultures as well. They are perfect for a walk down the aisle at the supermarket, for a day out with friends and family or even a casual day at work. They are often paired with kurta’s etc on festive occasions as well.
- Sneakers: These sneaky little shoes have worn their way into any category you can think of. They are now formal shoes, casual shoes, wedding shoes ( for both men and women), and any other category you can think of. They are available in brogue as well. They can be found again in any colour, dual tones, any design, pattern, material you can think of. Men’s formal shoes category has been revolutionized by sneakers. You can wear them literally anywhere if you choose the correct style. So, we hope the 4 types of shoes that we described for you would give you some kind of insight into the current fashion trends. We can see a little blurring of the lines between men’s formal shoes and casual footwear. It’s a good debate topic for the future. Think about it!