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Top 10 Men's Dress Shoes 2017

Here is a little secret you more youthful guys won't understand. Some mothers tell their daughters that one manner to choose the first-rate of a person is to check the satisfactory of his shoes. (Hint - Even expensive sneakers won't cut it.) those men's dress shoes will let any prospective sweetheart realize which you take your look seriously. Plus, of direction, they announce "professionalism" to any potential enterprise. When users purchase our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.

Magnanni Men's Marco Monk Strap, Cuero, 11.5 M USTo Boot New York Adam Derrick Men's Dyson Loafer,Oliva,9 MJohnston & Murphy Men's Melton Oxford,Bordeaux,12 DAldo Men's Granges Chukka Boot, Dark Brown, 8 D USTed Baker Men's Braythe 2 Oxford, Dark Red, 8 M USCalvin Klein Men's Finlay Suede Oxford, Dark Grey, 7 M USECCO Men's Holton Apron Toe Slip On, Black, 42 EU/8-8.5 M USBostonian Men's Espresso Bicycle Toe Oxford,Brown,8 MCole Haan Men's Pinch Friday Tassel Contemporary Penny Loafer, Woodbury Handstain, 10.5 M USKenneth Cole Unlisted Men's Half Time Oxford, Black, 13 M US

Dance Like A Fool

We go through a lot of shoe phases throughout our lives. Early on, we live in sneakers fastened to our feet by velcro. If we're lucky, they have lights inside them that flash when we walk. Then, we graduate to laces, though we usually remain in sneakers. Sandals and boots come and go with the seasons. At some point, though, even as young men, we encounter our first pair of dress shoes.

At around five years old, I got myself into my first suit, and I spent the bulk of the night dancing up and down the rooms of a fancy banquet hall, my eyes fixed on my footwear, fascinated by the way the shoes caught the light.

I became rather divorced from dress shoes in my later childhood years, my teens, and even my early 20s. It wasn't until I started dressing like a grown man from head to toe that the coverings for those toes became more important to me.

I soon realized that a good pair of dress shoes could tie together a whole outfit in ways that are mostly subtle, but that is certainly undeniable. It doesn't even matter if the rest of you is dressed up; anytime you look down, you should feel that rush of completion, of accomplishment.

You'll notice that the shoes on our list are all derived from cowhide treated one way or another. They're either leather or suede, the former bearing a greater degree of reflective power, and responding better to polish. The soles, each of which bears a slight elevation for comfort and posture, are either leather, rubber, or wood with rubber gripping in the heel, providing better traction that shouldn't inhibit your ability to dance like a fool five-year-old, should you be so inspired.

Style By Style


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I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but I've made some bad footwear decisions throughout my lifetime. I knew it when I made them, too. I'd get a pair of shoes I thought would be the coolest things in the world and realize very quickly that I looked ridiculous in them. Specifically, I'm haunted by a pair of bright red Vans with a large black skull and crossbones on them. I don't know what I was thinking.

That said, there are people out there for whom those shoes would have worked. I was young, and I was still learning who I was and how I wanted to express my sense of self. As you take in the options we've provided on our top ten list of men's dress shoes, it'd be a good idea to know a little bit about yourself, about your current wardrobe, and even about the look or looks to which you aspire.

If you're the consummate casual dresser, you aren't prohibited from enjoying the occasional dress shoe. In fact, sporting a couple of these ten styles with a nicer pair of jeans creates one of the smarter casual looks available in modern menswear. It says that you're so casual about being casual that you almost inadvertently make it look nice. The suede shoes on this list, in particular, are tailor-made for dressing up or down as you see fit.

For the businessmen among us, the boys who have themselves in suits on a daily basis, your decision will be based as much on color and shape as anything else. Shoes with a more pointed toe, though rounded, are very much more in vogue than the flat-front styles that ran the shoe show back in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Then, there's a sort of intermediary between the more casual look and the smart business attire with a hint of high fashion to it. These are the shoes on our list that fit better in a loafer category than anywhere else. Their number one priorities are comfort and convenience. You shouldn't need a shoe horn to get into them, they require no tying, or strapping, or buckling, and their appearance screams of the easy life.

A Well-Adorned Walk Through History


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Until the late 16th century, footwear rarely meant more than strips of leather or cloth tied or strapped to one's feet. The sandal styles popular in Mediterranean climates like Greece and Italy didn't make a lot of sense in the colder rainy filth of early modern England, France, and Germany.

In the courts of those countries, however, footwear evolved into the 17th century to include bows, buckles, and even heels. Later in the century, as war tore through Britain and the rest of Europe, military fashions began to inform the design and popularity of men's footwear.

The periods in Europe of Enlightenment, as well as the French Revolution, popularized a more agrarian aesthetic, as the power and importance of the common citizen took on a whole new meaning. This was the first wave in which the aristocracy looked to the styles of the peasantry for fashion inspiration, a trend that would last on into today.

More recently, the fashions that developed in the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment periods seem to swirl around one another, with one version of a shoe popular for about a decade or two and another one taking its place thereafter, only to be supplanted itself by a third as the wheel of footwear turns round and round. Every once in a while, a new style element makes its way onto the wheel, but rarely in the realm of dress shoes, where a more conservative bent has reigned for centuries.


#10.Kenneth Cole Unlisted Men's Half Time Oxford, Black, 13 M US


Phenomenal, beautiful shoes. They scratch but that's because they are beautiful, refined pieces of footwear intended for responsible adults. If you're going out and getting drunk, you will wake up to a scratch or two on these shoes. But if you are a millionaire going to galas and dinners, I'm sure you have shoe polish; use it and you will be pleasantly rewarded.


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#9.Cole Haan Men's Pinch Friday Tassel Contemporary Penny Loafer, Woodbury Handstain, 10.5 M US


Penny loafers have been sprucing up men’s wardrobes for decades and with good reason. This handsome shoe features a sleek leather upper with a traditional slot over the foot. The sturdy heel and leather sole will carry you well into the next decade, while casual stitch detail and our grand.os technology in the outsole perfects this timeless silhouette.


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#8.Bostonian Men's Espresso Bicycle Toe Oxford,Brown,8 M


The Espresso bicycle-toe oxford from Bostonian is a permanent classic with perpetual good looks. Its soft leather upper and lightweight polyurethane outsole is durable and attractive and the 2-Pod comfort footbed with additional padding in key strike points to absorb pressure in the ball and heel of the foot.


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#7.ECCO Men's Holton Apron Toe Slip On, Black, 42 EU/8-8.5 M US


ECCO is a European shoe company founded in Denmark in 1963. Today they own and operate factories throughout Europe and Asia. They produce all the leather used in making Ecco shoes, taking measures to protect the environment at the same time. Their sole aim is to make a comfortable walking shoe.


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#6.Calvin Klein Men's Finlay Suede Oxford, Dark Grey, 7 M US


This was exactly what I needed. The fit and finish are perfect. I'm a 10-1/2 to 11 and usually slightly wider than a "D", but swim in an "EE". If I buy an 11 with a somewhat wider style toe, the "D" will more often than not fit fine. This was no exception. I have worn these all day the 1st day and they were super comfy.


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#5.Ted Baker Men's Braythe 2 Oxford, Dark Red, 8 M US


Received these and another home run by the Ted Baker Company. ULTRA lightweight and comfortable. Purchased these in black and WOW... they are breathtaking. Highly recommend these if you're looking for a fashion flexible oxford!


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#4.Aldo Men's Granges Chukka Boot, Dark Brown, 8 D US


100% Cow Leather
Imported
Rubber sole
Stacked heel
Tonal corded laces
Wear-anywhere chukka boot with understated upper and three blind eyelets
Welted Sole


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#3.Johnston & Murphy Men's Melton Oxford,Bordeaux,12 D


This classic cap toe oxford has it all. Hand polished calf uppers ensure that you are putting your best foot forward in any situation. The Optima cushion system and full leather linings will keep your feet cool and comfortable. Add a reliable leather outsole and rubber heel and you have the complete package.


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#2.To Boot New York Adam Derrick Men's Dyson Loafer,Oliva,9 M


To Boot New York footwear and accessories are made exclusively in Italy in the finest small-production factories. Each and every item is made of the finest Italian and French leathers and goes through over 200 hand-steps from design to the final hand finishing. The quality of To Boot New York shoes and accessories are just right for today's fast lifestyle.


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#1.Magnanni Men's Marco Monk Strap, Cuero, 11.5 M US


Distressed leather becomes more prominent towards the heel of this narrow, modern loafer. Refine your professional look with this elegant loafer from Magnanni. The Marco features a burnished leather upper with a leather-detailed buckle on the monk strap. Beneath, a hardy leather sole delivers a smooth and confident step wherever the day takes you.


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