A GUIDE TO FORMAL AND SEMI-FORMAL SHOES FOR MEN
Ever wondered what is the most appropriate shoe for a certain event? I know I do, all the time! I’ve decided to make your life easier by creating a list for formal and semi-formal shoes for men to wear. Let’s get started!
Let’s commence the list with the most common formal dress shoe, the Oxford (a.k.a. Balmoral). They are second in their formality only to the Opera Pumps, which are reserved for the dressiest evening occasions such as white ties. Oxfords are worn to formal events such as black ties, weddings, funerals and important meetings or interviews. Every guy should own at least one black Oxford. After which, of course, you can build up on it by purchasing ones with more colour, brogues, and other elements. Now, these shoes are often confused with a Derby (which we will discuss about in a minute), but they mainly differ in their lacing. The Oxfords have a closed lacing, that is, the quarters (flaps where the eyelets for lace are punched) of the shoe are tucked under the vamp (front of the shoe), making it less flexible but more formal. This is the shoe you should invest in; so make sure to buy something of good quality. Although they are considered formal and reserved for more dressy occasions, you could also wear them with your semi-formal attire. That’s another advantage of investing in good formal shoes, they are more versatile than your casual ones.
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