5 Dress Shoes Every Man Must Have – What Leather Men’s Shoes To Buy – Which Ones To Purchase First

5 Dress Shoes Every Man Must Have – What Leather Men’s Shoes To Buy – Which Ones To Purchase First


Welcome back to Gentleman’s Gazette! In today’s video, we will discuss five dress
shoes that every man should have. When you start a wardrobe, versatility is
key because every item has to work with one another. That way, you get the most possible combinations
with the fewest items in your wardrobe which save you money. Of course, the same is true for shoes. Over the years, I have acquired quite a collection
of shoes and today, I have probably several dozens in my collection, however, when I started
at zero, things were quite a bit different. I remember being lured into buying a pair
of the Lottusse Goodyear welted dress shoes, they were black, and I thought it was a staple
and after all, they were Goodyear welted when they were on sale. The problem was their sole was extremely stiff
so it was very uncomfortable to walk in them and they were also a little on the big side
but I thought I was getting a deal and so I bought them more importantly stylistically,
they were kind of odd because they were a derby shoe which is more casual than an oxford
and they were wingtips with full broguing. At the same time, they were black in color
so it was really hard to combine them and I ended up not wearing them so it was a really
poor investment. The goal of this video is to keep you from
making the same mistakes I did. Over the years, I learned a lot about shoes
and if I could do it all over again, these would be the
five men’s dress shoe styles I will invest in. First, by the way, all of the shoes you can
see here are from Ace marks, a supplier of handcrafted Italian men’s dress shoes and
I liked them because they are hand burnished and they provide a really good value under
$300. I’ve had their shoes in my closet from the
beginning and I liked them quite a bit because they fit me extremely well for an off direction. Are those the best shoe money can buy? Heck no but they provide an awesome value
that you won’t find otherwise in this price category. So without further ado, here are the five
men’s dress from Styles that you should invest in. One, the black oxford. Why should you invest in this shoe? It’s an all-time classic, especially as a
captoe. You can wear it for business, you can wear
it to the funeral, and you can wear it for any kind of formal event out there. Also, unlike brown, black comes just in one
shade and so you don’t have to invest in dozens of black shoes but one is really a staple
that you must have. So how do you wear a black oxford? You can wear it with two-piece suits, three-piece
suits, particularly in navy, charcoal, and grey, and any kind of other business appropriate
suit. It’s also good with blazers, maybe a navy
blazer with gray flannel slacks or you can wear it with your tuxedo for Black Tie events,
your dinner jacket, alternatively, also for white tie or for formal morning dress. Probably the most popular black oxford is
the Captoe Balmoral style without any form of broguing,
however, if I could just invest in one pair, I’d go with the black oxford whole cut because
it’s very neat all around, there are no seams, no extra captoes, no broguing, and because
of that, you can wear it even with the most formal
ensembles such as white tie. A whole cut is called that way because it’s
made from one piece of leather. If you go with bespoke models, sometimes you’ll
find a piece that has zero seams off the Reg models always have one seam and it’s in the
back so it’s very subtle and it’s a very clean silhouette that works for classic stylish
people, as well as minimalists alike. With a black whole cut Oxford, make sure you
avoid the medallion on the tip of the shoe that way, you can truly wear it for all occasions
that are formal. This Ace Marks model whole cut has five eyelets
which is very classic and an elegant long last with a timeless round toe. The second shoe style I’d invest in if I started
all over again is the Brown Derby full brogue wingtip. So why would I go with this shoe? Well, first of all, a Derby is less formal
than an Oxford and to learn more about the differences
of these two types, please check out this video here. The Derby has an open lacing system and because
of that, it’s more flexible so when your feet are tired and they swell and get bigger, it’s
a more comfortable shoe than an Oxford. Because of that, I like it for traveling. I would choose a medium brown color such as
this antique brown cognac from Ace Marks; it’s very versatile and because they are hand
polished and hand burnished, you see different shades of brown at the tip of the shoe than
for example at the bottom. The holes you can see in the shoe is called
broguing and it just gives a shoe a much more casual character. To learn more about brogues history and why
they’re called that way, please check out this in-depth guide here. So how do you wear the brown wingtip Derby
shoe? Basically, you can combine it with anything
you know with suits, sport coats, corduroys, slacks, chinos, denim, you name it. The third shoe style I’d invest in is a loafer. Why a loafer?Well basically, it’s a slip-on
shoe, it’s casual, it’s an entirely different style from the other two, yet it’s a timeless
classic. It’s really easy to dress up or down and they
come in different variations; you can have tassel loafers and sometimes people think
they’re old-fashioned yet you can actually have them quite young looking and
modern but if you don’t like that, go with a penny loafer because they’re
really classic and they’re called that way because you used to be able to put a little
penny in the front opening. For versatility, I’d go with a different shade
in brown than you chose for your Derby wingtip. Ideally, something maybe
with a reddish undertone or something medium brown, in any case, it’s something different. It’s a great shoe for non formal outfits;
you can also wear with seersucker, or in summer maybe without socks and you should only avoid
them with double-breasted suits basically. I chose this model from Ace Marks in medium
brown because it has a very nice patina in the front, it has also a very nice last that
hugs my foot in the middle and that way my heel doesn’t slip out when I walk which is
extremely important because you don’t have a lace-up system that keeps things in place. The fourth shoe style I’d invest in is a double
monk strap in a reddish color because it’s very versatile, it’s stylish, and it’s young,
and it’s just different than all the other shoes that you already have in your wardrobe
at this point. This model from Ace Marks comes in a brandy
antique Brown which means it was hand polished and hand burnished to achieve different color
tones. It’s made on a very clean last, there’s no
broguing, no cap toes, and the buckles are exactly in the right place and I find the
shoe extremely attractive. Unlike with black, with brown, you really
want different shades of the same color even though they’re very similar because sometimes
one shade pairs a lot better with a suit with some pants than the other. Because you are just starting out, make sure
the new Brown tone of your shoe is different than the ones you already have in your shoe
closet. So how should you wear it? Well, you can go just with jeans, or with
slacks, maybe polo shirts, some people even just have a t-shirt, maybe sweaters, or cardigans,
but it’s also very good with a suit; either a three-piece suit, two-piece suit or a sport
coat combination. If possible, get a belt in the same color
and also try to get a buckle that matches the color of the buckle on your double monks. In this case, if you buy this Ace Marks double
monk straps shoe, you can also get the matching belt out of the same hand polished leather
with a silver buckle so it’s very easy you always look very dapper. The fifth shoe style I would invest in is
a half brogue Oxford in a medium brown. Here I have an aAce Mark shoe in a lighter
antique tan which is once again different than all the other brown tones in my wardrobe. It has a captoe with nice broguing, a medallion,
and it’s less casual than the full wingtip Derby shoe. I’m adding it to the collection because it’s
kind of an in-between the more formal Oxford and the more casual Derby. It fits right in between because it doesn’t
have a wingtip but it has broguing, yet at the same time, it’s an Oxford and not a Derby. I had a model like this and I wore it extensively
when I was a student because it would always go with everything I had at the time in my
wardrobe. So how should you wear it? Basically, it’s a super versatile shoe that
you can wear with almost any suit. It is dark enough to be worn to the office,
it’s brown enough to be worn with tweed, and everything basically in between. In my opinion, it’s a great spring summer
and fall staple and you can even wear it during milder winters. So if you invest in these five shoe styles,
you truly have an extremely versatile dress shoe closet and
you can hold off with investments and maybe invest in other parts of your wardrobe. If you’re interested in a quality shoe with
a flexible sole made out of a soft Italian leather, I urge you to take a look at Ace
Marks because they really have the classic styles in a very elegant medium with last
that is very attractive timeless and it won’t break the bank. in today’s outfit, I’m wearing a custom-made
three-piece houndstooth suit it’s tailored from a wool flannel from
Harrison’s it’s a brownish gray with an off-white or maybe a beige tone and because of that
it’s extremely versatile and can be worn with all kinds of shoes my dress shirt is off-white
and not quite white which works well with the
softer character of the flannel suit I’m wearing it with a chartreuse green silk knit tie from
Fort Belvedere and a woollen pocket square with a silk blend likewise from Fort Belvedere
I pick up the green color in the pocket square and the purple and blue tones are picked up
in my socks which are also from Fort Belvedere and shadows tried to calm the shoes I’m wearing
are double monk straps from ACE Marks and I chose them in their brandy
antique brown color which is nicely hand polished and has a
the reddish undertone to it such as it provides a nice contrast to my pants as well as my
socks I like how they burnish the tip of the shoe so it’s darker and it just has a more
gradient look to it which is usually something you only find in more expensive shoes because
the ace marks double monks have silver buckles I chose a pair of silver Monkey Fist cufflinks
from Fort Belvedere so everything is harmonious and works well together if you’re interested
in any of the shoes featured here in the video please follow
the ace marks link below

45 thoughts on “5 Dress Shoes Every Man Must Have – What Leather Men’s Shoes To Buy – Which Ones To Purchase First

  1. -Black plain toe oxford/wholecut
    -burgundy double monkstrap
    -oxblood captoe Blucher/balmoral
    -dark brown penny loafer
    -all your favourite shoes

    *Note: grey suit is boring but you rocking it

  2. In many cases I agree your opinion. But wingtip brogues shoes called in Germany "Budapester" and these are shoes of pimps. Sorry, some shoes of them has nice ornaments but I wouldn't wear this to a suit seriously. What about Chelsea Boots and slippers – you don't have this on your list – here often used/weared with suits and casual outfits.

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  4. You wear fine clothes and I appreciate your passion. What is obvious is that your style was popular in the 1930s. The current James Bond look (now Daniel Craig) is the standard of what is worn today–not an absolute, just a general standard. Pants are not pleated. Pocket squares are no longer fashionable. Suits today are much more fitted than in the past. Pants and jackets from one suit are not mixed and matched with those of others. There is a general tendency to eliminate flashiness and lean towards simplicity. I try to "like the look," and yes, it's great, but for the 1930s.

  5. while im sure the expensive shoes are nice. in the past i have bought many shoes for $30 that were artificial leather and have lasted me easily for over 3 years after daily wear.

  6. Mate, I wouldnโ€™t create content around shoes when your trousers are atrociously ill fitted- they butcher the entire aesthetic of any shoe you wear . Akin to bell bottoms Son- sort yourself a tailor or get your trousers made to measure

  7. A woman and i want this shoes too not to wear just to enjoy looking at them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚…yes yes i am weird

  8. 1. a pair of Altra Superiors
    2 . a pair of Keen Hiking shoes
    3 . a pair of black oxfords/captoes
    4. a pair of brown saddle oxfords
    5 . black tassle loafers/wingtip.

    all go with jeans and the 3 through 5 will with suits or jeans # 3 will go with a tux… Own a good wool brown tones sports jacket/twill and a good black suit that is a time[ess cut..double breasted if you are 20 or more lbs over weight. …stay away from synthetics. Khakis , blue and black trousers. ….Buy Eddie Bower jeans as they can be bought in odd sizes that will not need tailored..you can by a 33-31…their denim is very good… own 3 colors of silk tie…tie width same as lapel on sports jacket….black burgandy and red. other colors optional….shirts…white, blue and blue striped.

  9. Cuffs are 90's dude. Looks bad. Your style looks like a cartoon of a 1920s little boy with a big loli

  10. Why are you wearing 3 piece suits? Are you auditioning for a Dicken's movie? Get with the times. Are you using a pocket watch too?

  11. I love your knowledge bro but the outfits are just NOT Nice on you sorry. Not hating though ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  12. I notice that all style youtubers who talk about penny loafers never put shiny pennies in the slots like we did long ago. Is this now considered a faux pas?

  13. Really being drawn to those one piece or whole leather with the closed lacing system. Just wonder if I will cry when they develop creases with use.

  14. Those antique brandy double monks are gorgeous! Think theyโ€™re redundant with my Allen Edmonds oxblood single monks?

  15. This was a long time ago,but once I bought some shoes at a high-end store, and once I bought some from a low-end store, and my friend made fun of me for the second. Guess what? I got blisters (I mean REALLY BAD blisters – the kind that keep you awake at night) from the "expensive" ones. The "cheap" ones were comfortable and lasted me several years. Go figure!

  16. Gentlemen ( or his Taylor) will never allow "belt" on suit. (Trousers are usually bespoke, so belt is unfunctional ,or with hip- adjust – maide- to measure. So Gnts suits footwear Will rarely meet matching redish belts. Even if they match" like…matchpoint & central court.

  17. You know whatโ€™s funny youโ€™re so good with clothing you know your stuff but yet the way you combine your clothes just doesnโ€™t look that good I mean you know a lot but the way you dress in the combinations of colors very boring you need to take it out there to a Little Johnny Depp style

  18. I would love to see you cover black shoes with a contrasting white. They are personally my favorite color scheme for a shoe. Most commonly seen in golf shoes. However, it really suits and even dresses up a black shoe, and breaks up the black that you seem more often than not not to like.

    White shoes, as well. Most people do not know how to incorporate them. However, they have an unparalleled level of dignity when implemented properly.

    A shoe history video would be rather intuitive and important for your dedicated fan base to learn of that may not otherwise pursue. My first experience was with the history of the Chelsea boot. However, most shoe and boot models have a very rich and beautiful history that anybody gains a greater appreciation for having educated themselves on.

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