Key footwear pieces for the Modern Gent

A great pair of handsome classics for your feet will never go out of fashion.

Personally we favour the timeless in style built with true craftsmanship flavoured with a touch of the artful to keep it forward looking.

There are some rather special pairs of shoes out there that will help you hop, skip and jump your way through 2014. As always footwear is a statement piece. We all know footwear matters, and can leave an everlasting first impression. Here are some key footwear pieces for the discerning male for this coming year.

 

Brogues

Brogues made a huge comeback last year and it’s no surprise that these classic shoes are staying for 2014. Jones Bootmaker have a wide range of formal shoes, in particular these splendid Oliver Sweeney Aldeburgh brogues that are beautifully enriched with the classic and unique design, which will complete any outfit perfectly.

Jones Bootmaker was established in 1857, and over the years have perfected their knowledge and selection of footwear for the choosey gentleman. Brogues can be worn with a vintage formal suit or styled more unconventionally with outlandish street or casual attire thus turning the brand’s traditional image on its head. They are adaptable and stay in style and so should always be in your wardrobe.

Boots

The modern gent doesn’t always have to be sleek and pristine. A favourite look is the more workaday footwear with that worn-in, relaxed look. We like these boots from NDC Made by Hand that look like some cherished favourites you’ve had for years and no doubt they will become just that. A nice alternative are Snare boots from All Saints. The rough edges and scuff marks that have been hand crafted onto the boots leave a unique finish that can’t be recreated.

Trainers

Trainers, deemed acceptable only for sport or street in some circles, have to many been a high fashion staple for many years. As ever it depends what you wear them with and the styling and attitude does the talking. With a pair of luxe sports fashion trainers now costing big numbers, the premium end of the market tore out of the sports genre a long time ago and now really looks the part. These Low Nubuck Scamosciato Sneakers from Ann Demeulemeester are the peak of understated elegance.