I seem to like the number 4 lately, especially when it comes to men (no that doesn’t mean I have 4 men in my life, just one, and that’s plenty, thank you!). If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ll surely have read the 4 Best Menswear Brands of 2016 that’s been retweet nearly 450 times! It seemed to have really taken off with the folks on Twitter.
With clothes, you’ll inevitably need shoes. Unless you’re really stylish and know your basics off by heart, guys will need help identifying which pairs of mens dress shoe styles they need to have in your closet.
Most will probably opt for 1 or 2 mens dress shoe styles, one in brown and one in black, and that’s the end of it. While that’s a good start, it’s not enough. You might laugh at me and say, why do I need 4 mens dress shoe styles?
Why You Need 4 Mens Dress Shoe Styles
For practical reasons, wearing one or two throughout the year will destroy your shoes and you’ll end up having to buy a new pair every year. That’s not all, over-wearing the same pair will cause damage which means you’ll constantly have to polish it, so when you have to wear that same pair at a wedding, it looks worn out and un-classy.
For aesthetic reasons, when you wear linen, or light cotton, or summer attire, brown and black mens dress shoe style tend to come across as too bold, therefore ruining the look. Don’t they say it’s the shoes that make the man (or is it the other way around, either, you need more than 1 or 2 mens dress shoe styles).
In addition, those same 1 or 2 mens dress shoe styles won’t necessarily match with everything, despite what most guys might think. Has it not ever occurred to you to see a man, so well put together but as soon as your eyeballs rolled downward, it was such a disappointing sight it turned you off? Ok maybe that’s a shallow moment, but as a fashionista, style means a lot to me and I know not everyone has the eye for it. Which is why I write what write. Bear in mind then when I say mens dress shoe styles it doesn’t only mean that they are to be worn at dressy or formal events, but these will be applicable to casual outings as well.
You’ll find that with the right variety, your wardrobe will be transformed and you’ll get more bank from your clothes as the same pieces can be morphed into different styles simply by changing the shoes.
Amazing Style, Amazing Quality
To make it easy on you, I found a brand that perfectly pairs all 4 mens dress shoe styles under their umbrella, providing amazing looks perfect for any man in an array of colours. Ace Marks makes their stylish, yet comfortable shoes with full grain leather and are crafted, dyed, and burnished by hand. The manual process gives each pair its unique characteristics by undergoing a rigorous inspection to ensure that every shoe is of the highest quality.
These Italian craftsmen are the same people behind some of the most renowned luxury brands in the world. Their craftsmanship is deeply rooted in tradition and they have been thriving for four generations.
Let’s explore the options….
The 4 Mens Dress Shoe Styles You DEFINITELY Need
A versatile dress shoe that can be worn for your Monday morning meeting or a casual night out and anything in-between.
Its decorative perforation and brogue details preserve tradition, while maintaining everlasting style, striking the perfect balance between traditional and modern. This number combines complimentary colours that take it to new heights.
Cap Toe Oxfords
Cap toe shoes can adapt to your mood and will never let you down.
The usually reserved cap-toe oxford takes a bold step forward with understated colour blocking or polished pairings of leather and suede! How funky!
Penny loafers go great with just about anything. A suit or paired with khakis or jeans, they’ll never disappoint. Made with rich oiled leathers and furnished with a traditional apron toe, it fuses a classic preppy style with modern elegance.
With a hint of rustic in the mix, these shoes will be forever original on your feet.
Try them with rolled up pant hems or skinny pants, you’ll love the effect.
Combat boots give a powerful, authoritative look. What’s more is the versatility in which these lace-ups can be worn. Tie them up and hide them under your pants and you’ve got a nice pair of dress shoes that can be taken to your weekly meetings, or loosen them up and pull them over your pants to hang out with the boys.
For these particular beauties, it’s the brogue detailing that sets them apart. The rubber outsole adds a level of toughness, to a very commanding appearance.
Why Ace Marks Shoes
That’s easy. When I said you need 4 pairs of mens dress shoe styles, I wanted to make it easy on you, provide you with a brand that does it all, with style, quality, and versatility. But more so than that is that Ace Marks‘ styles are jam packed with features that will leave you extremely satisfied with your purchase.
- Are made from hand-selected full-grain leather.
- Use a lightweight Blake Flex construction and leather outsole that allows for easy, effortless movement.
- Reduce common pressure points around the heel and mid-foot with a carefully constructed last (a.k.a. forma).
- Relieve stress as you walk with a cushioned leather insole, which molds to your foot over time for added comfort.
- Are lined with supple calfskin to keep your feet dry and cool.
- It’s the first and only luxury brand that will buy back its shoes. Kickstarter supporters will be able to send back their old Ace Marks for a $60 credit towards a new pair.
- They partnered with Career Gear, a leading national organization helping men in need, to donate your old shoes and help men get back on their feet and re-enter the work force.
- It’s a $600 luxury shoe for less than $200.
My favourite colour from the pack is the oxblood. It’s been trending for some time now, why not invest in a pair in that colour?? Which one is yours?