Craig of That Dapper Chap tells us everything we need to know about the difference between the various styles of men’s shoes
Any dapper gent worth their salt needs great shoes. He also needs to understand his shoes to ensure that he wears the right shoe for the right occasion.
Confused about the differences between an Oxford and a loafer? Unsure what a kilted brogue is? Unsure if you need Monk straps in your life? Worry no more, That Dapper Chap is here to help and tell you everything that you need to know.
If you’re looking for a formal shoe for the office or a smart occasion Oxfords are the way to go. They tend to be very plain, unobtrusive and inoffensive. They are a very neat lace up shoe, and the section with the eyelets for the laces is sewn under the top section of the shoe. They may come with or without a toe cap and tend to be available in black and brown more than other colourways. A black tie event may call for a pair in patent leather for impeccable elegance.
Another great formal option, a Derby only really differs from an Oxford in that the section that contains the eyelets for the laces is outside and not stitched under the top section. Again they can come with or without a toe cap. Both Derby and Oxford shoes can come in patterned leather or with brogueing and other details, so they don’t need to be plain if you fancied something a little more interesting.
Craig shares what he wore today with an outfit from brands available at Debenhams including Hammond & Co, Jasper Conran and Red Herring
With the Christmas party season upon on us it’s good to have an outfit in your wardrobe that’s going to take you from day to night, from office to pub, so that you don’t need to trek home to change. At Debenhams you’ll find a wide range of top menswear brands that will help you do just that. So today, for this sponsored post I want to show you some items from their current range that will help you do just that.
Lets start from the top and this great navy checked single breasted blazer by Hammond & Co. Available in sizes 38 to 44 it’s 48% wool. The blue, orange and red check in the fabrics add some interest and makes the blazer stand out from others that are available. It’s a great jacket to team with chinos or jeans, as I have here and is more than suitable for the office but is also sharp enough for a night on the town. View Post