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MWD: THE SEASON'S BEST SHOES

06.11.14

This week's Menswear Diaries addresses the issue of which shoes will make the most stylish steps this season. Lightly textured or smooth patent leather, lace-up or buckle strap, discover how a selection of Reiss AW14 men's shoes can be worn to their fashionable best.

THE SLIP-ON FORMAL SHOE

Unlike their close cousin the loafer, the Drum black leather formal shoes look forward instead of to tradition. Offering a directional take on dressing for occasion, the shoes forgo laces in favour of a clean uninterrupted upper, a rounded toe and a high shine patent finish. Although ideal for wearing with a classic black tuxedo, the Drum shoes look similarly stylish when worn with a navy suit.

THE DOUBLE MONK STRAP SHOE

It's not just menswear enthusiasts who will have noticed the double monk strap shoe's recently revived style stock. Thanks to the design's refined, versatile appeal, the shoe can be spotted pounding pavements in almost any stylish locale. When worn in versatile dark brown, the Zoot dark brown double monk strap shoe feels equally at home when paired with denim or tailored trousers. Our styling tip for AW14? Complement the style's elegant credentials by wearing with a double breasted blazer, but to err on the side of informality, complete your look with a micro stripe T-shirt.

Almost peerless in its wear-with-anything- versatility, the Sinoloa black tasselled loafer should have a place in every stylish man’s footwear collection this season. Formal or relaxed, worn with or without socks, the tasselled loafer’s wearability knows no bounds. Our favourite way to wear, is with a dark navy corduroy suit, and a sumptuously soft cashmere roll neck – this is winter dressing at its most tactile.

THE MONK STRAP BOOT

Sitting somewhere between a monk strap shoe and a Chelsea boot, the Guerino dark brown monk strap boot offers its wearer the best of both worlds. Best worn on off-duty days, it's perfect for days spent on city breaks or on country walks.