Give me five

New Straits Times - - Flair - Na­dia Badarudin na­di­a_badarudin@nst.com.my

DRESSSHOES

Dress shoes are a must to re­fine your look with tail­coats at any for­mal event or meet­ing.

Go for Ox­fords, Der­bies or Brogues in black or brown. Choose a pair with sim­ple de­tail­ing and fine leather, and make sure they are wellpol­ished to cre­ate that sleek look.

Acuto brogues, RM267.90

BOOTS

Boots are a per­fect match for your denim, and will be a re­li­able travel com­pan­ion when you go abroad, es­pe­cially dur­ing win­ter.

A pair made of gen­uine leather is al­ways your best bet and will even­tu­ally cre­ate that rusty yet au­then­tic look as it ages.

Betsy boots, RM145

HAVE you ever put on a dap­per out­fit and re­alised that some­thing was miss­ing or the shoes were a little bit off? Well, shoes can make or break your oufit. The right shoe can do won­ders to your en­sem­ble and give that ex­tra “wow”.

And guys, it is not only women who can never have enough shoes. Just think of it this way: There is noth­ing wrong in hav­ing more op­tions in your wardrobe, es­pe­cially when you need to look pre­sentable in cer­tain so­cial set­tings.

Here are the five types of shoes a man should have:

LOAFERS / MOCCASINS

Loafers and moccasins are suitable for ca­sual and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties. They come in handy for trav­el­ling or when you feel like ton­ing down your dressy out­fit a bit.

Polo loafers, RM368

OF­FICE SHOES

Go for shoes that are com­fort­able and prac­ti­cal, and most im­por­tantly, fit your of­fice dress­code.

The bold buck­les of Monk Strap shoes make them a stylish al­ter­na­tive com­pared to laced dress shoes.

If your of­fice set­ting is semi-for­mal or ca­sual, the type of de­tail­ing and ma­te­rial will de­ter­mine how re­laxed or ca­sual you look. Ele­gant, low-heeled loafers or branded train­ers also make the cut. Call It Spring Monk Strap shoes, RM274

SNEAKERS

Apart from a pair of sports shoes, try to save your best sneakers for dress-down Fri­days at work, cock­tail par­ties or other ca­sual out­ings. A pair of de­signer sneakers in white is a bonus to break up the monotony of a black suit and to add some style. Just make sure they are squeaky clean!

Onit­suka Tiger sneakers, RM499

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