What are some great shoes for men casual ideas that you cant resist?
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The quintessential casual footwear, boat shoes are a multi-generational American classic. Originally worn to protect sailboat decks from scuffing, they’re now equally popular on dry land. This particular offering from Sperry Topsiders embodies the original design whilst offering a timelessly stylish look.
Given their association with the debonair jet-setter lifestyle, they’re an ideal casual shoe that can be incorporated across a count of styles. Boat shoes look great with business casual polo shirts and chinos but can also be worn with regular jeans and a t-shirt.
Although brown is considered the more traditional hue, boat shoes are available in a wide variety of styles. For instance, navy blue with a splash of white in the soles is a very stylish alternative.
Initially made for time spent frolicking behind the wheel, driving shoes are a type of loafer designed with both comfort and style in mind. Beyond the durable Astri outsole, we love Allen Edmonds’ approach with a sleek, low-profile design for a sportier finish.
The driving loafer is the terra firma cousin of the boat shoe. Likewise, it can be worn with a typical business casual garb or even dressed down to mere jeans and t-shirt. With socks or even without, the Daytonas are like slippers for the road.
Although brown is an excellent choice, there’s also the option for a monochrome black leather with white stitching. This eye-catching design is a sportier alternative for petrol heads.
Perfect for lounging around the house or in the backyard, Espadrilles are mostly known for summer but are great all year as an alternative to slippers. Those made by Toms feature the same traditional rope soles but with a sturdier canvas construction and rubber outersole.
Being as close to sandals as possible without actually wearing sandals, Espadrilles are decidedly casual. They pair well with shorts and jeans but you could even wear chinos for a relaxed bohemian look.
Espadrilles are unisex shoes that come in a rainbow of colors. However, we’re particularly fond of the University canvas from TOMS with the navy and off-white stripes across the heel.
Essentially Oxfords with a touch of broguing around the throat, saddle shoes are a great compromise between casual and formal. We love how GH Bass has blended canvas with tan leather to create a very stylish yet laid-back shoe for casual wear.
Saddle’s shoes are inherently dressier than most casual shoes. However, they’re by no means formal. These are great in the spring and early summer before it gets too hot and can be easily introduced into your business casual wardrobe.
With many two-tone options, you can seek out unique mixes that will pair with your existing wardrobe. The cream and tan option are the easiest to wear but you can also consider blue and white or navy and brown if you’re feeling daring.
For the eccentric gentleman, we heartily recommend some stylish two-tone brogues known as spectators. Blending rustic style with urban tastes, those created by Samuel Windsor are an elegant choice with a contemporary yet elegant finish.
Dressier than saddle shoes, you can incorporate Spectators into a casual wardrobe seamlessly if you retain a slight touch of flair. Fitted jeans with a matching belt would be perfect as would chinos or even wool trousers.
Things can get pretty crazy as far as spectators are concerned. From black and white monochrome to tans, burgundies and other leathers against rich colors, the sky’s the limit! However, we’re very fond of the tan and navy offering from Samuel Windsor as it retains a sense of elegance.
Sneakers need no introduction and are the most popular choice of footwear in production. We’re particular fans of Adidas’ classic Stan Smith tennis shoes as they’re much easier to wear casually than traditionally athletic footwear.
As one of the most casual default options that you can opt for, Stan Smiths tend to go best with jeans and a t-shirt. However, don’t feel that you can’t step it up with chinos and a shirt. A white shirt will complement the classic design nicely with khaki in between for a splash of color.
Generally, Stan Smith sneakers tend to come in white with a small color accent, which can be red, blue or green. We’re quite fond of the latter as it adds a sense of fresh contrast. This makes it easier to pair and wear with a variety of styles.
If you’re looking for a dressy boot that you can just slip on when leaving the house, Chelseas may be just right for you. The Tate model from Allen Edmonds offers premium comfort without skimping on style for a modernized variation on the 1960s classic.
Although Chelsea boots can be worn more formally, they’re a very versatile choice and can be paired with just about anything. From jeans to chinos, you’ll be free to wear them with whatever works according to their leather.
Whilst Suede is the most casual option, it’s also one of the most expensive. Therefore, unless you’re feeling particularly wealthy, we highly suggest a versatile brown that can be worn both casually and even incorporated into some business wear.
A type of Chukka boot first pioneered by Clarks back in the late 1940s, desert boots are an ideal everyday choice. Today, our favorite desert boot still comes from the original manufacturer but with an updated style.
Great with jeans and chinos, any type of Chukka boot is best worn casually. Although at a push you could make it work for business casual attire, it’s not the best choice. Instead, wear these in a relaxed and laid-back fashion when out running errands or meeting up with friends.
Light tan is the classic color option for desert boots. However, we’re very fond of the navy blue Atticus Limits from Clarks. A strip of tan welt and grey soles make these very eye-catching and easy to pair with many casual outfits.
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