5 Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

November 30, 2016

5 Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

Even if your day to day style doesn’t require dressing up, it’s still important to own at least one of these 5 dress shoes I’m about to recommend. Whether  it’s to dress up a casual outfit for a night out or to wear with your suit.

Here are a few things to look for in a good pair of shoes.

The Leather

Make sure it’s 100% leather. Try to avoid bonded leather which is typically made from leftover scraps that are glued and bonded together.


Don’t neglect comfort in return of the shoe being hard-wearing. More modern shoes and typically ‘ready to wear’ shoes are often more flexible and take less time to ‘break in’. If you want to wear your dress shoes with more outfits it’s important to pay attention to the comfort.


Investing in a good pair of shoes typically means you’ll wear them for years to come, therefore concentrating on a style that will outlast the trends is important. All of the 5 shoes I recommend in this article are ‘timeless’, they’re shoes that have been around for centuries and will continue to be stylish in centuries to come.

Well Crafted

Paying attention to how the shoe is made is highly recommended.


Another thing to consider is buying directly from Shoemakers..

black suede monk-strap shoes by infamous by glenn judo
1. Monkstrap

Monk strap shoes are versatile, dashing and show a certain level of flair and panache that other dress shoes fail to offer. They are a shoe worthy of any gentleman’s collection and one we heartily recommend.
;Loafers collection of infamous by glenn judo
2 . Loafers

The Loafer is a piece of footwear that straddles the two worlds of casual and a more formal style, making it quite a unique piece in that respect. No matter what you read, a loafer is never a truly formal shoe because of its casual heritage.
variety of Chelsea boots by infamous by glenn judo
3. Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots are extremely versatile and can be worn with both formal and casual outfits. Most men will like the fact that they can combine the same pair of boots with jeans or a suit. Their simple and clean lines compliment most outfits.

The Chelsea Boot typically consists of two parts made from a single piece of leather, the vamp and the quarters. They have a strip of elastic that extends to just below the ankle but not all the way down to the sole. They’ll have rounded toes, low heels and typically be made from leather.

                          infamous by glenn judo brown brouges

4. The Brogue
This really is the go to shoe most men invest in as it can look great with a suit but also look great with jeans.
The brogue is a shoe that’s been stylish for decades and it’s main characteristic is the ‘broguing’ detailing you’ll find on the shoe. Originally the purpose of the perforations were to allow water to drain from the shoes, now the ‘broguing’ detailing is seen as more of a style statement and more modern shoes have taken a more decorative approach.

                                      infamous by Glenn judo derby shoe

5. The Derby or Oxford Shoe
This shoe leans more towards to the formal spectrum but modern styles have made it a shoe that can be worn with casual attire.
Firstly it’s important to understand the different between an Oxford and a Derby, as both shoes have similar characteristics.
The key difference is the lacing system on both shoes, with the Derby using an open lacing system and the Oxford using a closed lacing system. A closed lacing system typically makes the Oxford a more formal shoe compared to the Derby which uses the open lacing system. Here’s a visual representation.

Shoes are fast becoming a key part of our everyday style and a lot of outfits look way better with amazing shoes. Today I bring to you one of the fast growing shoe brands in Nigeria, INFAMOUS by Glenn Judo. shop for yours at http://infamous.glennjudo.com/

How Many Do You Own?
So there we have it, 5 dress shoes I highly recommend.

How many do you currently own?

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