STEP OUT OF THE CLOSET. THE ONE WHERE YOU keep your burgeoning collection of shoes.
Believe it - one can have a gnawing and insatiable shoe fetish that tantalisingly plagues his every waking hour, urging him to give in to the craving for the latest footwear designs, and still be manly. Show us a man who dismisses the saying, You can tell a lot about a man from his shoes, and we will show you somebody who can't distinguish between loafers and moccasins. You can't, either? Fret not, there's still time to learn and revamp the style quotient for your feet.
There's a lot more going for footwear than what you first thought. Take bespoke shoes, for instance, which can replicate the feeling of walking barefoot on clouds - your feet melting into the lining of plush leather painstakingly hand-stitched over weeks. From deck shoes to hunting boots and town shoes, the discerning man can spot a good pair from afar and know exactly which pieces of clothing in his wardrobe will flatter the handsome twosome. Women, or at least a vast majority who have walked out on dates simply because their shoes were scruffy or mismatched with their clothes, will vociferously vouch for this. Being so bold as to assume that you do not want to fall prey to this morbid scenario, we lead you through the footwear trends for this Spring/Summer.
Ditch the socks
Read loafers, driving moccasins, espadrilles in vivid shades of olive green, cobalt blue, orange and earthy tones. The stunning pair from Corneliani in a warm shade of fallow, embellished with classy detailing should give you one pair of happy feet. Moreschi deals in luxury and, for spring, they have created moccasins in calf leather and ostrich leather with visible stitching details. Featuring a lining and insole made entirely of leather, these shoes are perfect for a sunny day.
These manage to be rakishly charming and sleekly gentlemanly, especially in muted browns and greens. With just the right degree of suave formalness, monk straps are not fussy about maintenance. You can wear them for days without polishing the buckles, giving the shoes that naturally worn look.
Meant to be effortlessly paired with sharp suits, these are also a cheeky match for rolled-up jeans, says Prem Diwan, Retail Head of OSL Luxury Collections.