Today I am wearing a ash gray, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; a bluish check shirt with tabbed collar and french cuffs; a gray/white patterned silk tie; a white linen pocket square; a pair of black cap-toed oxford shoes; and a vintage Rado Voyager day/date automatic in stainless steel.
Today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel, blue suit–it’s kind of metallic blue. The shirt is a stripe of blue and pink. I am wearing a printed silk tie in red/blue/burnt sienna colors. Today ‘s pocket square is red. Red is my favorite color.
Today I am wearing light brown whole-cut oxford shoes as shown below:
Today’s watch is a mechanical winding Favre Leuba of 1965.
This is my ensemble today:
A dark brown pinstripe 2-button suit with peaked lapels; light pink french cuff shirt with cuff-links; light pink, pink, and bluish gray striped tie; bluish gray pocket square with pink dots; dark brown whole-cut oxford shoes with brown socks.
Dark brown oxford whole-cut shoe details
Check out Wikipedia article on shoe here
Dress shoe types
- Oxford (Balmorals)
- Derby (Bluchers)
- Brogue (Wingtip)
- Monk/Double Monk
- Oxford shoes
Oxford shoes are also known as Balmorals in America. This is the most formal of all shoes for men.
Figure 1: Oxford (Captoe)
The oxford is a laced shoe. The simplest shoes are the most formal. Any decoration such as brogueing makes the shoes less formal. The most formal color is black.
- Derby shoes
Derby shoes are known as Bluchers in America. These shoes are very similar to oxfords; the only difference is that while oxfords are closed-laced, the derby shoes are open laced. Oxford shoes do not have leather flaps which are closed by a lace; instead the laces close a gap in the middle of the shoe.
Figure 2: Derby Shoe
- Monk Shoes
Monk shoes do not have laces. Instead the shoes are closed by belts and buckles. Monk shoes may have one, two, or three belts known respectively as monk (1 belt), double monk (2 belts) and triple monk (3 belts).
- Brogue (Wingtip)
Brogues shoes are shoes with decorative perforations. Brogue shoes are normally oxfords or derbies. Technically, however, any type of shoe can be brogued.
|Figure 3: Brogue (Oxford)||Figure 4: Brogue (Derby)|
- Slip-on shoes/Pumps/Loafers
These are typically lace-less shoes for mostly informal wear.
|Figure 5: Pump Shoe||Figure 6: Loafers|
|Figure 7:Tussel Loafers||Figure 8: Boat Shoe|