Mr. Porter’s in-house shoe buyer David Morris rounds up his top five must-have shoes.
So-called because of the punch holes or ‘broguing’ cut into the leather, these shoes are incredibly versatile. Have a little fun with how you style them. The lighter the shade, the more casual the styling.
4. Penny loafers
Originally adopted by Ivy League college kids back in the 1960s, the penny loafer oozes effortless appeal. I like to invoke a bit of the 1950s into my look with turned-up jeans but they can as easily be worn with a suit or tailored shorts with invisible socks.
1. Chelsea boots
Wear these on weekends for dinner with friends at the pub, or why not be the bestdressed guy at the football match? Stylingwise, slim denim is an absolutely must to show off the silhouette of the shoe, as a wider leg will envelop the shoe and ruin the look.
3. White sneakers
They’re just so versatile, you can’t fault simple white trainers. For resilience, a leather example is best and Adidas Stan Smith’s or Common Projects are my go-to. They look perfect dressed down with jeans or chinos, or even dressed up with a casual suit and t-shirt.
5. Oxford shoes
Whether you like it or not, we all need to be prepared for formal occasions like weddings, funerals or a job interview. This style should never be worn with denim, that’s a classic faux-pas (and a pet peeve of mine); the pared-down simplicity of the shoe is best teamed with a sharp tailored suit. All items are from www.mrporter.com