This is a video I posted recently that covers shoe options.
Shoes are a crucial part of any outfit, being an ‘essential item’ (i.e., something you have to be wearing to leave the house).
I showcased 3 pairs of my most often worn type of shoe. These would be a great starting point for any man to build up from.
- Adidas Stan Smiths in White/Navy
- Burlington Chelsea Boots from Russell & Bromley in Black Leather
- Converse Chuck Taylor 70s in Black
Some alternatives you can consider
- Vans Old Skools in Black
- Dress or Combat Boots in Black or Brown (Thursdayboots are good if you live in the US)
I stress in the video that I am not a ‘shoe guy’. I do not consider my shoe choices in a vacuum; they are selected with my wardrobe and potential outfits in mind. The colour and style of shoe is critical to pairing correctly with your existing options and nailing the overall look you are going for. As ever with me, I lean more towards street style.
Practically, this selection gives me casual white and black options and some smart boots. The boots you can mix up the colour if you want a different option. Chelsea’s can come in suede or matte and in a variety of colours.
The style of the item is always more important than the brand. You don’t have to buy these exact options, instead recognise what the style is. For example, the Stan Smiths are a low, white leather tennis shoe.
I hope you enjoy the video.