While a soft leather shoe is acceptable for most occasions, a patent leather shoe holds a completely different class.

Identified by its mirror-like finish, men’s patent shoes are generally reserved for the adventurous. Both striking and stylish, patent shoes are undoubtedly eye-catching.

Jay Z wears Patent Leather Shoes
John Legend - Grey Dinner Suit with Satin Lapel and Black Patent Leather Shoes

Perfect for those days, when you need everyone to stop and turn when you walk into a room.

Patent shoes are best when paired with a jet-black dinner suit, white dinner shirt and bow tie.

Although it’s worth trying alternative looks, with lighter suits and even a dress denim and blazer.

Our classic Vernon lace up is now available in a patent leather finish.

In addition to also being available in the soft black or wine version, this new patent finish lace up shoe lends itself perfectly to all formal and dress functions.

They may just be exactly what you need on your wedding day. Complete the look with a matching patent leather belt. Whatever complex you have with them and your masculinity, we suggest trying a pair of sharp patent leather shoes next time you suit up.

January 26, 2015
Tags: Menswear 101

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