The Best Office-Appropriate Shoes For Men

Dressing for work  while maintaining your personal style can be a serious challenge, but FN has found shoes you can wear in any corporate environment, whether you’re working in finance or a more creative field.

Most office dress codes have abandoned the suit-and-tie rule in favor of a more casual, but smart, wardrobe. The key is to take dressy styles like brogues or laceups and find interesting details to make them feel modern, like a colored suede or treated leather. And you can always have fun with your socks.

A Wall Street type will stand out from the pack in Tom Ford’s luxe double monk-strap style, or Salvatore Ferragamo’s tasseled loafer for the warmer summer months.

For those working in creative fields, sneakers (yes, sneakers) can be done by sticking with smart finishes. Kris Van Assche’s color-blocked trainer is made professional with its neutral color scheme and sleek silhouette.

Things to avoid? Rainbow-bright sneakers, sandals of any kind, espadrilles, squared-toe loafers, slip-on sneakers. And please, polish your laceups.

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