Buying guides

Shoes

BUYING MEN'S SHOES

Always invest in a good bed and good shoes, because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other.
Explore our guide to help you find your perfect pair.

WHICH STYLE?

oxford

OXFORD

A classic, formal shoe with eyelet tabs that are stitched underneath the upper for a sleeker finish (known as closed lacing). A great dress shoe but also work for the office

brogues

BROGUE

Characterised by the perforated pattern on the uppers. Typically come in 4 classic styles – full brogue (or wingtip), semi brogue, quarter brogue and longwing brogue

Derby

DERBY

Have open lacing rather than closed; eyelet tabs are sewn on top of the uppers. Less formal and more versatile than Oxfords. Most are double stitched and double soled, making them robust

Loafers

LOAFERS

A lace-free slip-on shoe that's cut low, leaving ankles exposed. Features a defined heel. Usually, though not always, loafers feature a leather piece across the vamp, known as a saddle

Moccasins

MOCCASINS

Traditionally made of deerskin or other types of soft leather. Soles and sides made of one piece of leather. A warm-weather alternative to loafers

Boat/Deck shoes

BOAT/DECK SHOES

These have leather uppers with a water-repellent finish and rubber soles for added grip on wet surfaces. A go-to summer shoe

CARING FOR YOUR SHOES

  • Invest in suede brush and protective spray to keep suede shoes looking new.

  • Scuff new leather soles before you wear them in the rain or on a waxed floor.

  • Prop up wet shoes with old newspaper and let them dry naturally to prevent the uppers from cracking and the leather sole from separating.

  • A good repair shop can dramatically prolong the life of your shoes. Check your shoes regularly for any scuffs or worn soles.
Caring for your shoes

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