Update your footwear: Styles for every summer occasion
As the weather warms up and with it comes a whole host of summer scenarios that you may soon be getting involved with, we bring you the top footwear choices to suit every occasion…
The Oxford Shoe is reputed for being one of the most formal footwear available for men, and the Derby Shoe is its slightly less formal brother. Both shoes will more than suffice for a wedding, but whether you are the groom, the best man, or simply a wedding guest, when choosing footwear to complete your suited and booted attire go for leather in smooth colours such as polished black and soft grey.
If the sun decides to grace the UK’s music festivals and the trodden, mud-caked grounds become a solid, traversable field once more, wellies are no longer your only option. A popular festival footwear choice for such a scenario is the Chelsea Boot and the Chukka Boot. Both sturdy and stylish, the supple leather protects your feet from the indescribable dangers lurking on the floor of a three-day-old festival portaloo, where a meager sandal can do you no such favour. The added benefit is that such ankle boots also prevent the shin blisters that go hand-in-hand with wellies and sweltering festival heat.
A day the races
Smart casual is the dress code for the many horse racing events that take place throughout the UK in the summertime. Teamed with a smart shirt and trousers, a pair of suede Derby shoes in rich tones such as black or rust will complete any such outfit. The suede finish provides casually standout style without having the level of formality often associated with a pair of leather Derby or Oxford Shoes.
Summer sun seeker
For laidback days wherein your biggest concern is chasing the sun, casual footwear is ideal. Available in a variety of different hues, Derby Shoes in canvas emanate an effortless smart-casual appeal, making them ideal to team with shorts and a shirt when you plan to pass the day in a sun-soaked beer garden. In terms of days spent on the beach or meandering in the sunshine, try a pair of suede loafers with your t-shirt and shorts combination for quintessential casual style.