When prepping for a wedding, men’s bridal shoes are often low on the wedding “to-do” list. Don't disregard the importance of finding a quality's stylish wedding shoe, though. A great outfit isn’t just the fabric on your back; it’s the whole package; clothing, shoes, accessories & hair. So, what’s important when looking for Men’s wedding shoes?
Traditionally, Men’s wedding shoes are black so if you’re in doubt, keep it simple and classic. The most popular style of wedding shoe is a timeless black Oxford. Attractive, stylish and a footwear staple, the Oxford dress shoe is the perfect partner to a black tuxedo or wedding suit.
For a shoe a little more common, a black or brown leather Derby dress shoe will work wonders. The main difference between a Derby and Oxford is that a Derby lace up shoe has an open lacing section (whereas an Oxford is sewn closed at the bottom of the lacing section).
Although plain black leather dress shoes are your safe option, it's also worth noting other styles and leathers that accommodate exactly for occasions such as weddings. Patent leather shoes, such as our Hatcher Black are a fantastic option and add a touch of elegance. Velvet is also a stylish option for the bold at heart.
Colour and style coordination of your wedding shoes is paramount. For example, grey shoes and a grey suit are a no deal. Nor should white shoes ever be worn. If your wearing a classic black Tuxedo, opt for a black Derby or Oxford leather shoe. If your wedding attire is slightly more casual with chinos and a blazer, go for a pair of neutral (tan, brown, navy, etc) colour Brogues,Tassel Loafers or Derby dress shoes.
THE BRIDAL PARTY
The Groom and his groomsmen can wear different shoes. You rarely see the groom wearing the same suit as the best man, so this rule applies to Men’s wedding shoes too. We have some great combinations for you to try so drop by and we’ll help you coordinate your wedding dress shoes accordingly.
Finally, comfort is the most important factor. You don’t want to be sporting disagreeable footwear on your wedding day. As all feet are different, we recommend you take the time to be fitted professionally when making any footwear decisions, especially for Men’s Wedding shoes. By ensuring the right fit and regular shoe care, your footwear will maintain its comfort and durability, which is the essence of Aquila shoe designs.