How to Choose Men's Shoes - Chromatic Rules

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About men’s shoes I could talk forever, depending on the quality of the shoes, the design and the shade, they can complete an outfit or completely ruin it.
Same as is for ladies, shoes are a particularly important piece for men too.

In the old days, men paid special attention to shoes, the proof being those shoe polishers that you could find at almost every street corner.

Details to consider

Did you know that women create the first impression of you by analyzing your shoes?

A pair of shoes with a stumpy or unkempt appearance will create an ugly image, no matter how good your hair looks.

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Because a pair of men’s shoes represents an investment, you must pay attention to the following aspects at the time of purchase:

√ Stitches

√ Laces/ Strings

√ Tongue

√ Lining

√ Padding

√ Leather quality

√ Shape

√ Sole

√ Comfort

√ PRICE!!

What shoes should be in every man’s wardrobe?


Well, every gentleman should have at least one pair of sports shoes, one pair of moccasins, two pairs of elegant shoes – classy shoes (a black pair and a brown pair) and one pair of boots.

Today, however, I want to focus on how we chromatically assorted shoes with the outfit as well as some criteria for choosing ceremony suit shoes, the elegant ones.

The shoes for the ceremony suit should NEVER have a pointy tip!!! As in shades, if the outfit is meant to be business or ceremony attire, only black or dark brown are acceptable.

Tuxedo ELEMENTS

Note: The belt must be in the same shade as the shoes!

I believe every man should have a pair of brown shoes in his wardrobe too. They can also be without laces.

Note: Beige pants only go with brown shoes!!

Below is a colour scheme (which goes with what) and a suggestive photo.

Black shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Navy
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red

Brown shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Grey
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • Green
  • Beige

Grey shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • Green
  • Red
  • Beige

Blue shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • Green
  • Red
  • Beige

Green shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • Red
  • Beige

Red shoes

go with the following pants colour:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Light Brown
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • Green
  • Red
  • Beige
Shoes Chromatic

My advice is to “keep it simple” or “less is more”! So, if you do not master the art of harmoniously combining colours, do not venture to wear “crazy” colours; opt for the unanimously accepted shades such as black and brown, so you will not risk exposing yourself to hardship.

REMEMBER!

Strong colours such as blue, green, red, and even grey are casual. DON’T BUY CEREMONY SUIT FOOTWEAR within these colours!!!! In a future article, we will talk about the (casual, informal, and formal) dress codes.

Ceremony Suit Shoes

Men’s shoe maintenance suggestions

It is highly recommended to have a shoe maintenance kit. The kit contains some basic elements such as a small round brush for applying shoe cream, a large brush for cleaning or polishing (both preferably being of horsehair), a soft cotton cloth, 3 shades of cream (black, brown, and beige), wax, and a shoe tree, preferably of wood, in order to absorb the excess moisture and thus eliminate the odour. The role of the shoe tree is to keep the shape of the shoes as long as possible, and last but not least, a shoe fitter.

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Next time I will talk about “The black-tie dress code“.

Other interesting articles:

How to make the tie knot

How to pick the perfect suit

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