If you’re like most people, this time of year goes hand in hand with a social calendar that’s chock full of special events. This is the time of year that inevitably finds people getting married, attending spring socials, organizing reunions, and planning some of the year’s first semi-formal parties.
Naturally, you want to look your very best for everything on the calendar, and that means making the right choices in formal men’s footwear. Here we’ll take a closer look at some of this season’s hottest, most stylish new looks. Which ones have your attention?
Classic Cap Toes in Light Colors
When it comes to classic formal footwear for men, it’s hard to beat a cap toe. That’s because the right cap toe has the power to take anything from a suit, to slacks, to even a pair of jeans to the next level and beyond. Every style-conscious man should have at least one pair in his closet for that reason alone.
This season, the classic cap toe is getting a few upgrades that we find pretty exciting. Think classic lines and thoughtful details paired with lighter hues that look gorgeous right out of the box! For instance, we absolutely love the chalk-toned cap toe, like the Stacy Adams Men’s Dobson. They’re the perfect finishing touch to any light-colored formal ensemble.
Super Shiny Tasseled Loafers
Sometimes you just really want a good alternative to the standard lace-up dress shoes. Those are the times it just makes sense to go for a loafer, but not just any option will do. The wrong pick can leave you looking woefully underdressed. This season’s hottest new styles, on the other hand, will ensure you’re the most distinguished guy in the room.
Look for classic moc-toed designs with old-school touches like tassels in luscious shades like cognac and oxblood. High polish finishes keep this comfortable look from looking too casual no matter what the occasion. Comfort features like gel construction, flexible outsoles, and advanced cushioning systems keep your feet comfortable no matter what’s on the agenda for the day as well.
Comfort Formal Wear
Men’s formal shoes are well-known for being dapper and distinguished. Comfort, on the other hand, is another story. If you’re one of the many men who’s spent a lifetime wondering why great-looking formal shoes can’t be comfortable in addition to looking polished, you’re really in luck this season. Big brand names that are famous for their comfortable shoes are throwing their hat into the ring with some great looking formal and semi-formal options.
Just look at this sleek men’s business shoe from Clarks! Beautiful, buttery leather combines with a sleek design that’s perfect for any setting from the office, to a summer wedding, to your long-awaited high school reunion. Comfort fit features like supportive footbeds, durable laces, and super reliable soles will leave you feeling more like you’re wearing sneakers while cutting a dashing figure.
Versatile Slip-Ons That Go the Distance
Some special spring and summer occasions invariably call for a polished, ultra-formal shoe that leaves no room for error. However, semi-formal events are also increasingly popular this time of year. Ambiguous dress codes and open-ended itineraries can make it especially challenging to choose the right shoe, though. Think weekend-long reunion events, outdoor gatherings, and fundraisers at the beach!
Try one of this season’s super versatile slip-on options if you’ve got such an event coming up. Sport-inspired designs and flexible construction make these shoes so comfortable and easy to wear that you’ll want to keep them in rotation even after your event is over. Sleek good looks and classic lines ensure you won’t appear underdressed no matter what else you’re wearing.
Want to look like a million bucks at an upcoming wedding or graduation? There’s no way you can miss with a wingtip. Wingtips are footwear options with timeless appeal—an instant way to make sure you look your very best when it matters the most.
This season, look for options with thoughtful detailing and a medium-level shine. Stick to basic black or add warmth to your ensemble with a shade like cognac, cordovan, or spice. Keep an eye out for features like memory foam insoles and durable outsoles to make sure your feet stay comfortable all night long.
No matter what the occasion, we have all the latest men’s shoes that will complete your ensemble and keep you looking dashing at any event!