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    Men's Formal Shoes

    Looking for men's formal shoes? Step into a world of refined elegance where craftsmanship and quality come together to provide you with the ultimate footwear for every occasion. Our carefully curated selection offers you the best of timeless classics like Oxfords, Derby's, brogues, and monk straps, along with contemporary interpretations of these beloved styles. Discover more quickly. Order today, and we'll ship your order to you tomorrow. 

    What Are Men's Formal Shoes Called? 

    Men's formal shoes are also known as "dress shoes" or "formal shoes." They are designed for formal occasions such as weddings, business meetings, or other events where a refined appearance is required. Some common styles of men's formal shoes include Oxfords, Derby's, brogues, loafers, and monk straps. The men's shoes we sell pair nicely with our men's suits, wedding suits and tuxedos. All the items we sell at The Garrison can be carefully coordinated with each other. 

    How Should Men's Formal Shoes Fit? 

    Men's formal shoes should be comfortable and well-fitting, without being too tight or too loose. Here are some tips to ensure your formal shoes fit well:

    Correct Size: Make sure you have the right shoe size. If you're unsure of your size, have your feet measured at a professional shoe store. Keep in mind that shoe sizes can vary by brand or style.

    Fit: Men's formal shoes should fit snugly around your foot without pinching or leaving too much space. Your toes should be able to move freely and should not press against the front of the shoe. When trying on the shoes, you should have about a thumb's width of space from the front of the shoe to your longest toe.

    Heel: The heel of the shoe should fit securely and snugly around your foot. Your heel should not slip out of the shoe while walking, but you should also not experience any pressure or friction that could lead to blisters.

    Width: Pay attention to the width of the shoe. Men's formal shoes are often available in various width sizes. People with wider feet may consider buying shoes with a wider fit, while those with narrow feet may find better-fitting shoes in narrower sizes.

    Breaking In: New shoes may feel a bit stiff initially. It's normal to take some time to break them in. Wear them for a few hours indoors before wearing them outdoors for extended periods to let them conform to your feet and discover any potential pressure points.

    It's important to invest in well-fitting, comfortable men's formal shoes since you'll often wear them for extended periods at formal events.

    What Are Popular Men's Shoes at The Garrison? 

    At The Garrison, we offer a diverse range of stylish men's shoes suitable for every occasion. The selection includes classic Derbies and Oxfords to more casual options. One of the most popular choices is the "Brown leather shoes, Marc Darcy Carson, Wingtip brogue," a beautiful shoe with a rugged yet refined design, available for $167.00. Another favorite (and one of our bestsellers) is the "Brown lace-up boots / Cavani Curtis lace-up boots," a rugged yet elegant option priced at $97.00. Finally, there's the "Navy blue tweed shoes / Cavani Horatio Navy," a particularly stylish shoe with a unique design, available for $107.00. This one is also among our bestsellers. Each of these shoes offers a blend of comfort and style, perfect for the modern man. In addition to these top three sellers, we offer many more types of men's shoes, ideal for every type of occasion. Take a look at our collection at the top of this page. 

    What Men's Formal Shoes Are in Fashion? 

    This year, there are several trends in men's formal shoes that are standing out. Here are a few styles that are currently popular:

    Oxfords: These classic shoes remain in fashion. Their minimalist and sleek lines make them suitable for both formal and business occasions. Brown and black are always safe choices, but dark blue and burgundy are also trendy colors.

    Derbies: Slightly more casual than Oxfords, but still very stylish, Derbies are also a popular choice. They have an open lacing system, making them slightly less formal. They are perfect for smart-casual events.

    Brogues: This type of shoe, recognizable by the decorative perforations, is currently very popular. They add a bit of flair to any outfit and are available in both Oxford and Derby styles.

    Monk Straps: Monk strap shoes are a trendy alternative to traditional lace-up styles. They feature a buckle and strap instead of laces, creating a sleek and modern silhouette.

    Suede Shoes: Suede adds a luxurious and stylish look to shoes. This material is increasingly seen in various shoe styles, from Oxfords to loafers.

    Two-Tone Shoes: Shoes that combine two different colors or materials are a bold trend. They add a unique element to your look and are sure to be a conversation starter.

    Regardless of the trend, the most important thing when choosing men's formal shoes is that they are comfortable and match your personal style.

    What Does the Type of Shoe Say About a Man? 

    The type of shoe a man wears can reveal a lot about his personality, status, and even his mood. According to a study conducted at the University of Kansas, people can make accurate predictions about an individual's personality based on their choice of shoes, with up to 90 percent accuracy. These findings suggest that our shoes can be a powerful tool for self-expression.

    Shoes Define a Gentleman's Worth (According to Ancient Wisdom)

    According to ancient wisdom, a gentleman's worth is defined by his shoes. For example, in the 16th century, it was believed that a man seen with elegant shoes, especially those with buckles, was of noble origin. Today, shiny shoes still convey an impression of intelligence and confidence. The maintenance and care of shoes, especially leather shoes, are crucial for extending their lifespan and maintaining their appeal.

    Choice of Shoes: Status, Culture, and Ethnic Roots 

    The choice of shoes can also reveal social and political status, ethnicity, and cultural roots. Opting for simple, practical shoes, for example, may indicate a friendly personality, while expensive, branded shoes may suggest the wearer is less approachable. So always think about which type of shoe you wear for an occasion. Want to know more about which type of shoe is suitable for when? Feel free to contact us for advice. 

    Buy Your Men's Formal Shoes at The Garrison 

    At The Garrison, we understand that shoes are more than just an accessory—they are a reflection of your personality and style. That's why we offer an extensive collection of men's formal shoes that are both stylish and comfortable. Our selection ranges from traditional black shoes, perfect for formal occasions and business meetings, to striking designs for the modern, fashionable man. We understand that every man is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of sizes, including options for men with narrower feet. Take a look at our offerings at the top of this page and discover which men's formal shoes suit you best.