They say shoes make the man so there’s nothing worse than seeing a well dressed gent with a pair of 15 year old battered trainers on his feet (especially when Valentines is around the corner, the ladies really notice this thing). So we’ve edited it down to our top 8 pairs of great footwear for every occasion – just think of them as a staple shoe wardrobe to get you through every spring/summer for the next 5 years.
Paul Smith Ernest Brown Suede Derby Shoes – A smart pair of derby shoes can be dressed up or down – they look specially great with a pair of turned up chinos in the summer.
Saint Laurent Black Leather Sandals – Smart sandals with get you through the entire summer with a spring in your sartorial step.
Lanvin Cap Toe Suede & Leather Sneakers – If you’re going to rock a pair of sneakers then tap into the sports luxe trend with luxury fabrics and simple shapes.
Berluti Andy Brown Suede Loafers – They’re classic and understated, the type you see a well dressed Italian wearing.
Tods Gommino Blue Suede Driving Shoes – Tods loafers are so comfortable you’ll end up buying a pair in every shade of the rainbow, but for your first pair go for this wearable shade of blue to add some summer spirit to your spring looks.
Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Pro Running Sneakers – We’re all looking to get beach body ready and these trainers are not only technically brilliant but keep you looking smart even in the gym.
Brunello Cucinelli Suede Wingtip Brogues – The classic brogue updated in stone suede, perfect for the smarter summer occasions when black should be left behind.
Gucci Embroidered Striped Canvas Espadrilles – These embroidered espadrilles throw some fun into your plain t-shirts and simple chinos; great for those long summer getaways.