Function and Design: Men’s Casuals To Put a Skip in Your Step
Aside from dress shoes for the office or formal occasions, it is also essential for the gents to have a basic selection of casual footwear for more leisurely moments. For that, there is a plethora of comfortable and stylish choices available from designer labels like Saint Laurent, Armani and Tod’s, ranging from denim driving shoes to espadrilles and trainers. If it’s hard to decide which pair is worthy of your collection, we have distinguished these 5 to get you started with.
Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes in Denim
Tod’s gets creative by amalgamating form and function with denim. Neither loafers nor moccasins, these driving shoes from their noted Gommino range feature an elegant yet edgy vibe. Quality exposed handmade stitching of a slightly coarser texture is finished with their trademark Double-T metal-branded clamp, making it an ideal companion for enhancing your casual wear.
Paul Smith Rose Collage Print Black Basso Trainers
From their colourful footwear collection, this iteration of Paul Smith’s signature Basso trainers features a ‘rose collage’ print against a monochromatic base of black leather uppers and white rubber soles. Its distinctly artistic aesthetic can match any suit for those flashier red-carpet moments, or else jazz up day-to-day wear with a dash of bold colour.
Giorgio Armani Suede Leather Loafers
Can’t decide between suede and leather? Why not enjoy the best of both with Giorgio Armani’s unique blend of suede leather, which has been beautifully crafted into these woven dove grey loafers. Its design-centric soles provide a strong grip, making this pair just as modern and functional as they are classically appealing.
Louis Vuitton Bidart Espadrille
If you’re a fan of the monogram, then Louis Vuitton may have just the right pair of shoes to suit your fancy. Lightweight in canvas, every detail on these espadrilles exude an understated sense of designer pride from the fun printed monogram and logo-embossed inner-linings, plus threaded rubber outsoles. Match them with jeans or even shorts for a sure-win ensemble.
Saint Laurent Nino 10 Derby in Hazel Suede
Every man needs his fundamental casuals—Derbys, and Saint Laurent’s iteration is timeless in pure calfskin, covered in a natural nut-toned hazel suede. Simply classy and durable, this is the quintessential wardrobe staple for any man with a time-honoured sense of style and an appreciation for impeccable workmanship.
Image Credits: Tod’s, Paul Smith, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent