A good pair of shoes not only saves you the precious microseconds needed when leaving the house, it’s an easy way to develop your own signature style when it comes to building your footwear repertoire. Yes, even in the current climate. Remember, just because they’re socially distant, doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate good shoes.
Obviously, the current state of affairs has directly impacted on our outfit choices, we know you won’t be reaching for your sharpest suit to dial into your next work call, but, when it comes to banishing the creeping feeling of existential dread – and boredom for that matter, you need the shoes that will inspire you and have you primed for every eventuality. Let’s face it, anything could happen in 2021.
Like that well-versed friend, we’ve stuffed this styling guide with the shoes, boots, and trainers you should be wearing all year round, whether it’ll be hunkering down at home or stepping out into a post-lockdown world.
Did we mention? These styles are all in our Winter Sale too. It’s no secret we all love a bargain, so stocking up on the wallet-savvy footwear staples will become your new favourite pastime. Time to start ticking off your checklist …
Men’s Sale Boots: The Future Proof Investments
Built for the Autumn, Winter (and the Great British Spring and Summer for that matter), a well-crafted pair of ankle boots harnesses the power to style beyond the here-and-now. Focus your attention to the timeless styles cut from exquisite leathers and built with enduring constructions like the Goodyear Welt. These are the boots that will work just as well with your weekend denims as they will with your office tailoring when the occasion arises.
Kit: Brown Lace-Up Ankle Boots
Was: £165 Now: £109
How to pick the men’s leather boots that will suit you? @stylebydillan dispels the myth that casual dressing needn’t be your average joggers and a sweatshirt, here Dillon wears our brown boots with ripped black trousers and a checked overcoat.
Our Kit boots are crafted with the Goodyear Welt construction, meaning their hardy and water-resistant soles mean they’re future proof, the perfect investment for when normality finally resumes. Plus, they can be re-soled should you wear them out in the many seasons to come.
Deacon: Navy Chukka Boots
Was: £99 Now: £79
You can always put your trust in chukka boots to work with every occasion and season too, and our navy boots, Deacon, will lend a playful yet altogether sophisticated touch to your casual or smart ensembles. These chukka boots will work well with skinny jeans as well as rolled chinos. Looking to add flare? Just throw on some bold socks.
Chukka boots have an enthralling tale to tell, once a practical option for soldiers in the desert and then essential attire for polo matches, these days the chukka boot fulfils the demands of every pursuit, be it on or off duty.
Men’s Sale Shoes: Wardrobe Staples
They say you can tell a great deal about a man from his shoes, so finely tuning your footwear edit has the potential to elevate every piece in your wardrobe to its highest potential, wherever you may find yourself wearing them. Cue the sale shoes that you can trust to serve your every ensemble, season, and occasion, ever so faithfully.
George: Dark Brown Brogues
Was: £149 Now: £99
If this last year has taught us anything, it’s that a gentleman should always have a plan b, and for us that can only be the brogue. A shoe saviour that can instantly transform the most casual of looks like our trusty jeans and the knitted jumper we’ve been gravitating towards, or likewise, the most dapper of suits, like @charlieirons demonstrates.
Our George brogues have proved a popular style, both for their timeless silhouette and their sustainable construction too, yes we mean the ever faithful Goodyear Welted construction, robust and repairable they’ll serve you through the brighter days to come.
Hudson: Black Leather Loafers
Was: £129 Now: £79
There’s something about the character of a loafer that lends an air of playful elegance and there really is no other shoe that will work as well around the house as they do in the office. Enter Hudson, in black pebbled leathers with metallic hardware and a classic apron seam.
Feeling brave enough for bare ankles? Abandon the socks and opt for cropped tailored trousers. No one enjoys the morning hunt for that rogue sock anyway.
Men’s Trainers: Renew Your Optimism
There’s no doubting that when we finally step out into the post-lockdown world, things are going to be different, really different. No more stuffy work dress codes to contend with, simply new style rules to make, yes, we mean wearing trainers and suits. Just think about it, practical enough to run for the morning train and cool enough to step from the office to dinner – can you tell we’ve been dreaming of this? Whether adding a sleek sign off to your favourite denims or dressing down your timeless tailoring, men’s trainers are the essential styles you’ll need for right now and the seasons ahead.
Theo: Tan Leather Trainers
Was: £79 Now: £59
Right now, the focus is on the trainer, a timely reminder of the shift in style and the sense of optimism we all hold. Our Theo leather trainers in tan will work with everything from your loungewear, to jeans and even your tailoring, prepping you for now and the not-so-distant future (we hope).
Finding the right pair of trainers to wear to the office, might seem like an easy feat, but it’s a tricky balance to master. Rather than reaching for your worn-out gym trainers, it’s important to choose a pair wisely, from smooth leathers, clean-cut shapes and box-fresh soles, trainers need to look as slick as the suit you’re donning. Look to Theo to fulfil the style brief.