Boys Club: Dapper Women’s Shoes Inspired By The Men’s Fall ’16 Runways

It’s been another season of sartorial men’s styling styling tricks across the pond.

Indeed, with the menswear-dedicated European fashion weeks soon coming to a close in Paris this weekend, it was hard to not be impressed by the plethora of polished brogues, natty loafers and spiffy oxfords that pounded the runways.

While women will soon have their turn to turn heads during the haute couture collections, which bow over he weekend and sees a bevy of exquisite, otherworldly (aka largely impracticable) looks, there is something to be said for the sturdy, simple, assured-cool of mens-y shoes.

Meandher Valentina suede penny loafers, $425.
Meandher Valentina suede penny loafers, $425.
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Hence, a roundup of some seriously dapper pairs inspired by him — but made for a women’s foot — was in order. Key gentlemanly details include all the usual bells and whistles: broguing, fine patinas and kilties. But this isn’t about gender-bending head-to-toe. In fact, these looks are best juxtaposed with all manner of feminine dressing, from all that frills, to floral prints and pussy-blow blouses. Then again, those were standout trends spotted during the men’s fall ’16 collections.

Need proof? Check out Gucci and Alexander McQueen for starters.

But back to the shoes themselves. Click through to see ten of the best options at a range of price points.

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