From laceups to loafers, staple men’s styles are tastefully reworked for spring ’16.
While the spring runways featured plenty of fresh experimentation in menswear—running the gamut from shearling-tongue sneakers to crisscross fabric sandals—dressier styles were a large focus for high-end men’s brands.
Labels like Christian Louboutin and Etro embraced a laceless message, a prevalent trend in men’s dress shoes. Etro made us of woven leather for a slip-on-and-go style, while Louboutin’s plaid cap-toe is perfectly suitable for evening.
Chelsea boots were reworked in interesting leather treatments. Maison Margiela’s two-tone style, in patent and matte leather, is an eye-catching mixture. O’Keeffe’s burnished leather style is perhaps more appropriate for the classic gent.
The double monk received a subtle update as well. Louis Vuitton’s style with broguing detail proves categories are increasingly mixing—a wingtip double-monk brogue? Three shoes in one!—while Oliver Sweeney’s burnished leather offered a modern spin on a classic.
Other new interpretations included riffs on the penny loafer and lace-up Derby shoe.
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