Lace-up derby shoes
Lace-up derby shoes
Modern and classic, these lace-up derby shoes from Bottega Veneta is perfect for styling with your favourite denim or tailored separates. They boast an almond toe silhouette, a lace-up front fastening, cut out details and a low heel.
AED3,100.-
Levelshoes.com
Brogue Oxford Shoes in Leather
Brogue Oxford Shoes in Leather
Italian label Eleventy creates new-season updates for the modern man, case in point: these Brogues. • Crafted in Italy from black and brown leather with perforations. • Vibram sole for all-day comfort. • These will be the perfect complement to dark-wash denim or a suit.
AED690.-
Ounass
Austin Monk Strap Shoes in Leather
Austin Monk Strap Shoes in Leather
With their traditional look, Magnanni's Austin monk strap shoes make a statement with formal edits. • They're handcrafted in Spain from premium leather • They feature a double buckle monk strap with silver-tone hardware • The flex leather sole is comfortable and offers movement similar to a deconstructed shoe
AED1,300.-
Ounass
Burwood 2 Oxford Brogue Shoes in Leather
Burwood 2 Oxford Brogue Shoes in Leather
The Burwood 2 Oxford Shoes are an impeccably stylish pick from the latest collection by English brand Churchs. • They are crafted from leather with an appealing polished-binder finish • Perforated embellishments add interest to this smart pair • They are set upon a sturdy rubber sole for underfoot support and grip
AED3,150.-
Ounass
Consul Oxford Shoes in Nevada Leather
Consul Oxford Shoes in Nevada Leather
Turn to iconic British house Church's for timeless footwear: the Consul Oxford shoes are an elegant and versatile option. • They're made in England from Nevada leather • The elongated shape features a Goodyear construction with a panelled design • The blind eyelets and tonal laces give them a sophisticated finish
AED3,150.-
Ounass
Patent Leather Oxford Shoes
Patent Leather Oxford Shoes
These polished Oxford Shoes by Emporio Armani showcase the luxury brand's exquisite craftsmanship and classic style. • They're crafted from patent calf leather with a lace-up fastening. • The paneled design is held together by tonal stitching and set on a slight heel. • The ideal pair to match with tailored suiting.
AED2,450.-
Ounass
Black Patent-Leather Oxford Shoes
Black Patent-Leather Oxford Shoes
Add the perfect finishing touch to suave evening edits with Magnanni’s sleek Oxfords. They’ve been expertly hand-crafted in Spain from high-shine patent leather, shaped in classic almond-toe silhouettes to lend extra sophistication. Store them in the dust bags to keep them in pristine condition.
AED1,250.-
Ounass
Michelangelo Derby Shoes in Brushed Calfskin
Michelangelo Derby Shoes in Brushed Calfskin
Polish up your smart-casual ensembles when you accessorise with Dolce & Gabbana's Michelangelo shoes. • Crafted in Italy from brushed calfskin leather for a refined and glossy finish • The 1950s-inspired Derby styling is updated with logo-engraved two-tone metal hardware on the vamp • This high-quality pair are completed with waxed laces, a leather insole and a sturdy rubber-leather sole
AED4,600.-
Ounass
Bernini Derby Shoes in Patent Leather
Bernini Derby Shoes in Patent Leather
Dolce & Gabbana mingles classic masculine styling with distinctive contemporary elements for the Bernini shoes. • Based on the classic Derby silhouette with a round toe and lace fastenings • They are crafted from luxuriously glossy patent leather and set above a chunky treaded sole • For nights out on the town, pair them with crisp tailoring and designer accessories.
AED3,400.-
Ounass
Consul Oxford Shoes in Polished Leather
Consul Oxford Shoes in Polished Leather
Tradition and timeless elegance are infused in the Consul Oxford Shoes from iconic British label, Church's. • Expertly made in England from polished calf leather • Sleek sophisticated structure can be worn with tailored suits and tuxedos • Exceptional attention to detail demonstrated in the stitching, eyelets and motif
AED2,600.-
Ounass
Cartmel Derby Shoes in Leather
Cartmel Derby Shoes in Leather
The refined design of Church's Cartmel Shoes will bring an extra touch of polish to your smart ensembles. • Crafted in England from calf leather with an elegant natural finish • The classic Derby silhouette is elevated with double stitching accenting the rounded toe • They are lined for enhanced durability and set on a comfortable leather sole
AED2,600.-
Ounass
Saltby Monk Strap Shoe in Leather
Saltby Monk Strap Shoe in Leather
An understated silhouette and luxurious materials combine perfectly in the stylish Saltby Shoe from Church's. • Crafted in England from natural calf leather on a heritage last • The elegant, streamlined design is enriched with a double monk strap which has tonal buckle details • They are set on a diamond rubber sole for grip and support
AED2,050.-
Ounass
Derby Shoes in Patent Leather
Derby Shoes in Patent Leather
Amplify the luxury factor of your formal edits with these derby shoes by Dolce & Gabbana. • They're expertly made in Italy from glossy patent leather • Classic almond-toe silhouette is accented with waxed laces • Soft insoles and saddle leather-covered heels ensure a comfortable stride
AED3,100.-
Ounass
Whaley Oxford Shoes in Patent Leather
Whaley Oxford Shoes in Patent Leather
British label Church's is the go-to when it comes to quality and timeless design: the Whaley Oxford shoes are ideal for a formal edit. • They're made in England from patent leather • The elongated shape is complemented by the flat heel • The blind eyelets and tonal laces add to the elegance of the shoe
AED2,850.-
Ounass
Derby Shoes in Leather
Derby Shoes in Leather
These classic derby shoes from Dolce & Gabbana will be a refined addition to your formalwear selection. • Expertly crafted in supple leather with a clean almond-toe silhouette • Soft leather insoles are detailed with satin intarsia logo detail • Position them below a tailored suit as an impeccable finishing touch
AED2,240.-
Ounass
Berwood Met Oxford Shoes in Leather
Berwood Met Oxford Shoes in Leather
The Berwood Met Oxford Shoes are an elegant style that showcases Church's exceptional craftsmanship. • Made in England from calf leather with an attractive polished binder finish • Studded details are used in place of traditional broguing to infuse the classic silhouette with modern character • The double sole is designed to be robust and repel water
AED3,100.-
Ounass
Shannon Derby Shoes in Polished Leather
Shannon Derby Shoes in Polished Leather
The Shannon Derby Shoes are made with exceptional attention to detail, bringing timeless elegance to a curated wardrobe. • Expertly crafted in England from smooth supple calf leather • Styled with leather laces and hand-stitched detailing • Lined with leather for all-day comfort and freshness
AED2,850.-
Ounass
Pamington Oxford Shoes in Leather
Pamington Oxford Shoes in Leather
The Pamington Shoes by Church's elevate the classic business silhouette with subtle, contemporary touches. • Crafted in England from supple calf leather with a natural finish • Classic Oxford construction with traditional cap toe stitching • Cotton laces woven through blind eyelets for a smooth effect
AED2,050.-
Ounass
Derby Lace-Up Shoes in Calf Leather
Derby Lace-Up Shoes in Calf Leather
These Derby Shoes showcase the superior craftsmanship and classic styling that is a signature of Spanish brand Magnanni. • Handmade from premium leather with an elegant polished finish • Smart and timeless, they have lace-up fastenings and a refined almond-shaped toe • Footbed cushion added to the heel provides extra comfort
AED1,450.-
Ounass
Black Opaque Leather Derby Shoes
Black Opaque Leather Derby Shoes
These Black Derby Shoes by Prada are a hybrid version of the classic style. Their archetypal silhouette is crafted from opaque calf leather, detailed with rubber toe-caps and set atop chunky rubber soles adding a subtle hint of sports-luxe couture. Position this versatile pair below tailored pants for work or dark-washed denim on weekends.
AED3,120.-
Ounass

About Formal Shoes

The shoes you wear talk a lot about you. Hence, whether you are heading out for a job interview, attending a business meeting, going to a night out with colleagues, or running errands, you need to look your best and wear the perfect pair of shoes for the occasion.

Some accessories are a luxury while others are a necessity. And when it comes to shoes, wearing a comfortable and good-looking pair is more than just luxury. Although it is true for all kinds of shoes, it is even more true in the case of formal shoes. Whether you want to replace your old and worn-out formal shoes, or you want to give your special someone a classy pair of black shoes, this is the best place to be. We’ll help you make the right choice through our buying guide below.

Different types of Formal Shoes

Old people used to say that “Never do business with a man in loafers”. Although that statement does not hold up in this day and age, it can tell you how the shoes you wear can determine how people look at you. That means, the attire and the shoes that you wear should be suitable for the time and place that you are in. But in order to do that, you need to know what the different types of formal shoes are. Here is a list of four most popular types of formal shoes on the market right now.

Derbies

These formal shoes feature an open lacing system, which gives their lacing construction a more relaxed look compared to other varieties. Although the design might look very similar to Oxfords, their stitching is opposite to that of Oxfords as the eyelets are stitched on the top of the vamp. Therefore the lacing on When it comes to versatility, you can never go wrong with this type of footwear, as apart from formal outfits it also perfectly adds a touch of stylishness to a plain and simple casual look for semi-formal occasions.

Oxfords

These formal shoes are popular worldwide; hence, they are mandatory to be in the wardrobe of any guy. They come in plain leather and feature a low heel and closed lace construction. Plus, they are characterised by shoelace eyelets sewn under the vamp, which highly contribute to the footwear’s professional construction and aesthetic appeal. Featuring smooth leather that marks their spine and a closed lacing system, these formal shoes are the leading choice among men. Their uniquely streamlined and traditional construction also makes them the right footwear to rock black-tie events and other special occasions.

Brogues

This pair of formal shoes, also called date night shoes, perfectly balances its slightly touch appearance with decorated perforated patterns. Depending on the pattern construction, it can be characterised as a quarter, semi, or full brogue. A quarter brogue is the simplest version with perforations located only along the edge of the cap. A full brogue comes with a pointed decorated toe cap with extended wings while a semi-brogue is characterised by perforations along the cap’s edge and in the centre of the toe cap. If you want to add some twist to your OOTD, then you can never go wrong with brogues.

Monk Straps

Featuring a bold buckle, these formal leather shoes for men sit between a Derby and an Oxford when it comes to formality. If you are in the mood to give your outfit a timeless and understated aura, then go for single monk straps. Meanwhile, if you want to give off that military vibe, then go for the two straps version, which is typically designed with a toecap. Though this style dates back to the olden days when monks were searching for a great alternative to sandals, it is a favourite choice among aficionados who are searching for something unique and stylish.

Tips on buying Formal Shoes Online

There’s nothing complicated about selecting a pair of shoes. But despite that, people do tend to make mistakes even in the basic things. This might be because of the fact that there exist very subtle differences between certain shoe types and even the leather. You can avoid making mistakes when you shop for formal shoes if you know the criteria to consider when selecting shoes. Here is a list of tips that you can follow while shopping for them.

  • Choose the type of the shoes – The first thing to look for when you are shopping for formal shoes is the type of the shoes itself. Before you select the type, you might have to decide the outfit that you are going to wear it with. That’s because some of them can be worn with both formals and semi formals.
  • Look at the leather – The quality of the leather plays a major role in determining the quality of the shoes. There are half a dozen factors that go into making good leather. The first one is the source of the leather itself. Secondly, you have to look at how well the leather is made. Leather that is supple, yet firm is the best for formal shoes. Then you can look at other things like the smell, thickness, defects, and the stitching.
  • Find the best fit – This basically applies to all shoes. It doesn’t matter how good a shoe is if it doesn’t fit your feet. Make sure that you are buying the right size for you. If you know the length and width of your shoes, you can find a shoe that is the exact match for your feet. Otherwise you can select a shoe based on the sizes of the other shoes that you use.
  • Cost and durability – The prices of leather shoes vary wildly. There are leather shoes that are affordable to anyone to extremely expensive shoes made out of exotic leather. At the end of the day, you have to find one that fits your needs and the budget. But don’t compromise on the quality and durability of the leather when by going for cheap leather shoes.

You should put more effort into taking care of the shoes than selecting the right pair of shoes. This is because shoes can get damaged or lose their shape if not taken care of. Once that happens it doesn’t make any difference how good your shoes were. Therefore, clean your shoes after every use, polish them often, and store them the proper way. Finally, don’t forget to check out all the other amazing products from the Shoes category. You can find all kinds of formal shoes using our shopping search engine.

Question & Answer

Which leather variety is best for formal shoes?

Apart from its varying styles, formal footwear also comes in different leather varieties. There is the smooth leather, which is any leather that lacks noticeable grain or pebbling and can be shined effortlessly. Patent leather comes with a permanent finish of linseed oil lacquer. However, it is now being simulated with a synthetic coating. Then there is the full grain leather, which is basically sourced from the most hard-wearing part of an animal’s hide, which is just below the hair. The grain pattern is known for its malleability and moisture-resistance properties. Top grain is touted as the second most durable leather. It is distinguished by a separated split layer as well as a sanded and buffed remaining surface to eliminate imperfections.

How to take care of leather shoes?

If you want to preserve the smoothness and shine of your leather shoes for years to come, you have to take care of them properly. Leather shoes can last for a really long time with proper care. The most important part of it is cleaning the shoes after every use. Don’t allow dirt to set on the leather when you come home. Rub of the dirt with a soft cloth and leather cleaner. If there are salt stains on the shoes, use a mixture of water and vinegar on it. Don’t leave the shoes out in the sun for long. Instead dry the shoes at room temperature in a shade. Finally, do remember to polish your shoes. This will create a protective layer on the shoes.

What is the right way to store leather shoes?

It is possible to store your expensive leather shoes that you only use for special occasions without getting mould or losing its shape. Regardless of the type of leather, you should never store your shoes in a damp and hot environment. That can do serious damage to the leather. The place where the shoes must be at room temperature and dry. To retain the shape of the shoes, stuff it up with acid free paper or a shoe tree. But you should be careful when using shoe trees. Shoes trees of the wrong size can do more damage to the shoes than if you were to not use them in the first place.

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