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June 21, 2024

7 classic shoes for every man

Arushi Sakhuja 
A fetish for shoes is one such obsession that is gender-neutral, and no matter what, you always want a pair that matches your ensembles. If we were to play fashion advisor, we would pick classics over trends any day! For a man, a dapper look is incomplete without the perfect pair, and the kind of shoes a man picks is indicative of his personality.
Given the vast variety of shoes out there, it’s often mind-blogging to pick the perfect pair. Well, if that’s your concern, you’re exactly where you need to be. LuxeBook will guide you through classic shoes for men that will always remain in vogue. Whether you’re looking to build a whole new shoe collection, or just elevate your style, here are all the signature styles worth the hefty price tag!
Mocassins
Mocassins Tods
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While many don’t consider these a part of classic shoes for men, we think otherwise. Mocassins are similar to loafers, and are the perfect way to bring an air of nonchalance to a summer suit, or give a laidback polo-and-shorts look some extra classiness. Moccasins are more semi-formal. What distinguishes them from loafers are the decorative lace details. But what makes them classic shoes for men is the ease with which you can pair them with every ensemble. We suggest picking a colour that best suits your personality and is versatile.
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Loafers
Ferragamo Loafers
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Casual, laidback and stylish, loafers are originally of Scandinavian origin, but today it has developed into sartorial styling reminiscent of preppy culture. There is an endless array of loafers out there—from fancier loafers to classic penny loafers—but all of them can be dressed up and down with absolute ease. Attributing to its casual properties the shoe is now a classic smart casual dress code — the perfect all your smart-casual fits. Style them with shorts, chino or cropped jeans, because these are classic shoes for men that won’t disappoint.
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Oxfords
Oxfords
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The most classic form of dress shoe for men are oxfords. When a formal occasion is on the cards, nothing says dapper much like a slick and shiny pair of oxfords. Promising an especially sleek, formal look, the pair of black oxfords in leather or patent leather always is a winner. For an office, look pick a pair of black leather oxfords and for a black-toe affair shiny patent leathers, oxfords are classic shoes for men.
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Brogues
Brogues
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Brogues are a standout option for every formal attire. Be it in a shade of brown or black, these are an MVP and will soon be a staple in any man’s wardrobe who wants to dress well. Opt for dark brown brogues for formal occasions, and lighter brogues for casual days. Be it leather or patent leather, these are characterised by the unique punching or decorative perforations along the shoe’s leather uppers.
Fun fact:  the term brogue is derived from bro, the Gaelic word for shoe. You might think of those holes as decorative, but they were originally intended to keep bog water from flooding your shoes when strolling through the countryside.
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Chelsea Boots 
Chealsea boots
Photo Courtesy: Harrods
Classic shoes for the winter? Chelsea boots! Chelsea boots are distinguished by their elastic side panels, allowing the wearer to slip the ankle-high silhouette on securely without the aid of laces. Made famous by the Beatles in the 1960s, Chelsea boots look best when styled with wide-leg bottoms or skinny-fitted pants.
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Double Monk straps
DOuble Strap Monks
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Looking for an alternative to classic shoes? The Monk straps work wonders to elevate your style quotient. Working as a great substitute for oxfords, you can pick a pair of brown monk straps for the best look. Team them with a royal blue suit to ensure they steal the spotlight.
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White Sneakers
Gucci White Sneakers
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A new MVP when it comes to classic shoes for men are white sneakers. The perfect amalgamation of style and comfort, these are just what you need for city runs. Today, sneakers have dominated the modern footwear market making them a must-have. The most common choices are often white sneakers, but they can be tough to maintain so we suggest switching it up and adding a pop of colour.
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Arushi Sakhuja

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