These men work in a variety of creative fields, but share one thing in common – enviable personal style. From more flamboyant fashion followers to those who know that simplicity in dress is often the best option, we sought out some of the best-dressed gents of the year to share their go-to shoe.
COLIN GOLD, The Trendspotter Co-founder.
“The Durant navy tasseled loafer is incredibly stylish, clean and playful, and can be worn to both semi-formal and casual events. I would style it with a well-fitted cotton suit or with a pair of slim chinos.“
DALTON GRAHAM, Founder The Tailored Man
“The Sol sneaker is my go-to shoe this season. The versatility of the sneaker has taken a huge step and is now seen paired with fine tailoring as well as more casual looks. I’m looking forward to wearing mine with suiting in winter for a more casual day look.“
JAMES KERLEY, Radio presenter and author of The Man Plan
“Finding boots can be a little like finding a woman (give this potentially chauvinistic metaphor a chance before you judge): If they're decent, one will be enough. You can keep Cripps casual with jeans, t-shirt or a patterned shirt, or dress them up with navy chinos or a suit. They will never give off a sense of trying too hard, but don’t look sloppy either.”
LEX MAK, Blogger, MR. GUMBATRON
“Comfortable, sophisticated and effortless, every man should own a pair of loafers. I especially like the artisan nature of the handwoven leather exterior of the Samuels. The tassels add a touch of elegance and will be a sure conversation starter. Neatly roll up the cuffs and, if weather permits, go sockless. Complete the look with a crisp white long-sleeve shirt and your favourite casual blazer.”
NICK RUSSIAN, Nightclub Owner
“I love loafers as you can dress them up or down. I'd be happy to wear Terence with jeans and a suit jacket or with a nice pant that's been tailored in and up at the bottom. The flexibility of loafers allows me to wear them to many places. To the office during the day, a media launch at night, to work in the nightclub, or to a nice restaurant for dinner.”