There are two non-complicated rules for owning a collection of small shoe that is versatile enough to cover all bases. The first: renounce fashion and make it classic styles. The second: spend as much as possible. Think about quality, not quantity, because the old saying is true. Your shoes and sneakers are often the first thing people notice about you, especially when they look like they’re around too many blocks.
Since the goal is to have as few pairs as possible, there is another rule: be brutal. Some of our favorite styles are not listed below as they are not essential if you are on a budget or want to save space. Chelsea Boots? Hiking boots? Nice to have, not to have. The same applies to monk belts, pool sliders and even high tops.
But whatever you look like, whatever your budget is and whatever is in the diary for the next 12 months, if you own a pair of well-made shoes in any of the following styles, you have almost every social situation – from the office from the gym to the bar – stylishly shod. You never have to put your foot wrong again.
For The Weekend : Work Boots
Northampton is the capital of the British footwear industry and much of its centuries-old success has come from equipping British armies and workers. The infantry needed boots on a large scale, as did the thousands of workers who worked in factories during the industrial revolution.
According to Kacamata Rayban, most British shoe brands come from this English county – the village of Wollaston, for example, is the original home of Dr. Marten.
And for any location with bad weather, work boots remain an indispensable type of shoe for difficult terrain and wet conditions, the more intelligent equivalent to rubber boots. The laced derby work shoe is a double-lined extension of the shoe version and a more intelligent relationship with the hiking shoe.
It looks great with heavy fabrics like wool or tweed pants cut off over the ankle. By the way, Daniel Craig wore the Crockett & Jones Radnor boots for scenes in SPECTER when James Bond, so you can be sure that you are ready for anything in a derby shoe.