Sure, we all know dressing for New Year’s Eve is a time for sparkle and pizzazz. But what about the gents? Can they partake in the glitz without looking like an extra in a Cher music video? Luckily, yes, as high-end men’s labels are offering up spiffy shoes.
To get the festive look right, look for footwear that has a point of visual interest. That can be a holiday fabric—think velvet and burnished leathers—or added embellishments, like metal studs or subtle sequin work (yes, sequins).
Stubbs and Wootton’s smoking slippers nail the party vibe with its champagne, martini and scotch embroidery. Giuseppe Zanotti’s ombre sparkle slipper is perhaps more suitable for a flashier soiree, but is sure to turn heads in the best way possible.
For the comfort guy: sneakers on the market have party-appropriate details, like Saint Laurent’s metallic high-top or Del Toro’s quilted velvet chukkah.
There are plenty of classic styles out there as well, if you read as more debonaire than daring. Armando Cabral’s leather lace-up with contrasting soul has just enough flourish, while Alexander McQueen’s studded boot can dress up any outfit (we envision it with a black velvet or corduroy blazer).
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