Five Pairs of Shoes That Every Man Should Own
by Nathan Beesley
It may come as no revelation to us guys that our biology dictates the exact point our eyes rest on when we first meet a woman. I’m not going to be so vulgar as to specify exactly where that point is here but, let’s face it, it was never going to be the female in question’s elbow.
The eye line of a woman has evolved to rest on a somewhat less crude location, though no less essential to the chances of reproductive success in any given romantic encounter: a man’s shoes.
Yes, gents you heard it here first. While you’re drooling over her Darwinian capacity for bearing children, or more specifically her breasts, she’s warily scrutinizing the unsightly beer stains on those brash Jack Purcell plimsolls you purchased from TK Maxx.
So if you want such an encounter to last beyond that awkward fumbling after a night at Syndicate, there is only one solution; you need a decent pair of shoes to kick off in preparation for that key night of passion.
Take note guys, here’s the five items of footwear you need on your shoe rack right now.
Do my ears deceive me? You don’t have a shoe rack?! What is this world coming to…
1. The Black Oxford
Why you need them: Classic, versatile and essential for more formal situations.
Wear them with: Black tie, a sharp grey suit.
2. Brown or Tan Brogues
Why you need them: Both timeless and current, these ooze heritage appeal.
Wear them with: slim indigo jeans and a navy blazer, a navy or grey suit. Anything really.
3. The Desert Boot
Why you need them: Steeped in history, these boots of military origin are the solution to any smart/casual dilemma.
Wear them with: Slim indigo jeans and some nice knitwear, chinos and a denim jacket
4. Minimalist white trainers
Why you need them: They’re clean, classic and oh so versatile
Wear them with: Indigo jeans, a white tee-shirt and a black leather biker jacket
5. Penny loafers
Why you need them: The ultimate preppy statement, these should be your go to shoe for summer
Wear them with: No socks, skinny chinos and an oxford shirt in summer, or with some quirky socks in the transitional months