Shoe Class: Starting From The Basics

For the most part all men have the basics covered when it comes to business office attire, including the traditional black and brown dress shoe. Contributing Writer and Men’s Stylist Ivan Surcy of H2T Consulting inspires men to explore a few fashion forward options for the feet, including looks that can transition from day to night:

Gentleman, how many of you only have two shoe colors? I know…black and brown are the standards that will go with any outfit. But why limit yourself when there are so many other options? For quite some time now Oxfords have been the new standard. I understand they’re not for everyone, but even the male shopper with the most discerning of taste could find an Oxford to his liking. Take Cole Haan for instance. They have a variety of Oxfords that span the gamut from plain to fancy. Check them out….




My personal favorite for fall is suede.  Nothing sets a man apart from the crowd like a great suede shoe.


And fellas, don’t count out the suede BOOT.  It’s the ultimate statement piece.  The suede boot can go from office to evening and looks sensational with a great pair of dark-washed, boot cut jeans.  Check out these websites for some inspiration on suede shoes and boots:

Michelle Oliveri (, To Boot New York ( and Kenneth Cole.


Be bold, be daring! Traditional black and brown are fine, but don’t limit yourself. Show the ladies that you too can be adventurous when it comes to footwear.

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