What confidence when a man steps into the room dressed confidently right down to his shoes! Color coordinating your suit or men’s outfit, with dress shoes does not have to be a mind-boggling process. Not when you have options of basic shoe colors to choose from.
Every man’s wardrobe should include these basic dress shoe colors along with a selection outside the basic color dress shoe for those “special occasions”. Let’s start with the basics of a shoe color wardrobe, as this is the foundation, giving you freedom, choice and class in wearing a good looking shoe every time, with every clothing choice selection.
The most common, basic and classic men’s shoe color is black or cordovan a soft fine grained colored leather. That looks good with most suits. The next basic men’s dress shoe color is brown. A warmer toned shoe that looks good with tan or brown slacks, even khakis.
Another basic color men’s dress shoe is chestnut, a richer shade of brown that resembles a deep wood grain tone. This very classy men’s dress shoe looks great with tweed, silk or woven fabrics, in all earth tone colors. White is another classic, though less common, basic men’s dress shoe color.
Men’s quality, white, Italian leather dress shoes can really set off a nice suit! It’s like a statement shoe. It can pull an all white suit with any color of dress shirt together seamlessly for you. It’s also a great looking “accent” shoe, too. A black and white coordinated suit looks great. The above outlined shoes are your basics, they are foundational, as well as highly functional, when it comes to what color dress shoes all men should have.
Now let’s look at a few of the more “uncommon” color men’s dress shoes. These shoes are for those special occasions or when you want to step outside the lines just a bit. Burgundy is an excellent shoe color choice. Burgundy can coordinate with black, brown and even tan as long as you have a burgundy-toned belt, shirt or tie.
Oxblood is another men’s dress shoe color choice. It is a more moderate shade of reddish brown that looks good with earth tone suits as well as black suits. Taupe is a brownish gray and does go well with earth-toned suits, giving you yet another uncommon dress shoe color choice.
Now if you really want to knock some socks off, consider purchasing a pair of Italian leather dress shoes in black and white! They look great with a black and white coordinated suit. There are other men’s dress shoe color options. These are usually special order items and worth the price for a good pair of quality designed Italian leather dress shoes. All men should have a choice of color and quality in the shoes they wear. Color gives men more options, quality means they will last!