The dress suit gets all the attention, but it’s the shoes that make the look. The wrong shoe paired with an expensive tailored suit will quickly dash the classy image you’re trying to cultivate. Even in informal settings, a solid pair of leather Oxfords has the ability to make a casual outfit look mature. If your closet is full of sneakers, it’s time to invest in a good pair of dress shoes. Here are some tips you should use to choose the right pair for you:
- Stick with Black and Brown: Don’t let alligator skin or gold-tipped shoes tempt you into making a purchase that you’ll regret. Stick with either a black or brown dress shoe. A pair each of both colors would be best. They are easy to match with any suit and denote professionalism in the wearer. Only go for something loud and fancy if you already have a solid black or brown pair of dress shoes in your closet.
- Always Try Them On: Never buy a pair of dress shoes without first having tried them on. Sizes vary between brands and styles, and each individual shoe has its own unique fit that might not gel with the shape of your foot. Be sure to walk around a bit to gauge whether the shoe is right for you.
- Don’t Ignore Discomfort: There’s a myth that your shoes will “break in” as you wear them. Although there will be subtle changes to the shoe’s fit, you’ll hardly notice. If you try on a shoe and feel discomfort while walking in them, you should put them back and keep looking.
Are you in need of a quality pair of dress shoes to complement your suit or tuxedo? If you live in the Los Angeles area, stop by Warehouse Suit Sale to check out our wide selection of brand-name dress shoes, suits, and accessories at the best prices in town. Call us at (310) 294-9715 to learn more about the shoes we carry and how you can get the best deal.