5 Party Shoes Every Man Should Own

5 Party Shoes Every Man Should Own

Nov 25 , 2021


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A great pair of party shoes are a necessity for everyone.

Sure, trainers have their place too, but there are some occasions where they will just not do.

And, being able to present a polished appearance at every party is valuable for every man so you’ll want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.

In fact, a man’s shoes says a lot about him, so nailing your footwear choice is just as important as getting your outfit right, if not more.

Luckily, there are lots of options out there so you’ll be able to find a pair that best matches your personal style.

That said, here are 5 party shoes every man should own.

1. Oxfords

If there’s one pair of shoes you must have, it’s a classic pair of Oxfords.

Because, even though this is the most formal option, they can be paired with just about anything, even a tux.

So whether you’re heading to a big work event or a wedding, these shoes will always look good.

And that’s due to its closed throat construction, where the leather around the laces meets at the base, sewn into the vamp and the leather stretches down your instep towards the toe.

To put this simply, if the top of the shoe near the eyelets forms a “V” shape, you’ve got an Oxford.

For parties with the highest of dress codes, black polished styles work best, whilst other varieties can suit a number of different events.

One thing’s for sure, these shows will make you look properly pulled-together at all times.

2. Brogues

Brogues are not referred to by their silhouette, but actually it’s the detailing that’s on the uppers of these shoes.

Historically, this detailing served to let water drain out of shoes when worn through Irish bogs, but now they’re simply ornamental and a mainstay of modern dress shoes for men.

In other words, shoes which are technically a different style altogether, like Oxfords or Derbys, are classed as brogues due to their decorative addition.

And, their unique look translates into a shoe with both personality and style that can be worn with either suits or jeans.

So, no matter what type of party you’re going to, brogues will always leave a good first impression.

3. Derbys

Derbys are very similar to oxfords except they’re perceived as a little less formal.

Although, don’t worry about this too much as a good pair will still look extremely stylish, especially with a suit.

However, if the party you’re attending doesn’t require you to get your suit and tie out, they still look great paired with jeans or tweed trousers.

Unlike Oxfords, derbys feature an open lacing system and whether you choose leather or suede, these shoes won’t let you down.

4. Loafers 

For a long time, loafers were frowned upon to wear with suits; they were seen as far too casual.

Thankfully, now those days are long gone and this slip on style comes in many variations that are sleek enough to wear with your sharpest two piece.

Usually, penny loafers and bit loafers are the styles you'll see the most often; pennies have a strap with a slit across the shoe and but loafers have a metal piece across the foot purely for decorative purposes.

In terms of material, you can’t go wrong with leather as they look very dapper.

But, if you want to really make a statement, a decadent pair of velvet loafers will do the trick.

5. Chelsea Boots

When you think of party shoes, boots are probably not the first thing that pops to mind.

But maybe they should.

After all, the right style of boots can add the perfect finishing touch for any man heading to a party.

Specifically, Chelsea boots; these are the one style of boots that can be worn with casual outfits as well as cocktail attire.

And, their round toe with elasticated sides made them super easy to slip on and off without faffing around with any laces or buckles.

Final Thoughts

For more formal occasions, you won’t go wrong with oxfords, derbys or loafers, especially in a high shine leather.

But for less formal parties, chelsea boots can work just as well.

Ultimately, your style falls down to personal preference, so always choose a pair you feel most comfortable in so you can dance the night away in confidence.

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