Sir Hardy Amies wrote The ABC of Men's Fashion and knew that when it came to summing up a man's worth, many people look at shoes first and the wallet second. It's an approach that Aquila has built its business on, supplying Australian men with European-inspired casual and business footwear. If you're stepping out to get noticed this season, the team at Aquila recommend their top-selling monkstrap styles. "We have seen Australian men become a lot less conservative with footwear over the years." the Aquila team says.

The shift from standard 9-5 black or brown lace-ups has seen Aquila move towards more adventurous designs such as suede Chelsea Boots and nubuck driving loafers. Creative types are also getting away with comfortable sneakers in the office, but rather than looking as though you're off to the gym try Aquila's streamlines, luxury sneakers made in Italy and Portugal.

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