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Monza Oxford Shoes
Monza Oxford Shoes
These Doucal's Monza Oxford Shoes have been crafted from smooth suede with a round toe, lace-up front and set on a slight heel.
AED1,510.-
Bloomingdales
Salamanca 2
Salamanca 2
Shop Salamanca 2 from Salvatore Ferragamo on TRYANO.COM
AED2,080.-
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Sebastien Leather Derby Shoes
Sebastien Leather Derby Shoes
These Doucal's Sebastien shoes have been crafted from soft leather, featuring an almond toe, lace-up closure and are set on stacked heels.
AED1,450.-
Bloomingdales
Crown Detail Velvet Loafers
Crown Detail Velvet Loafers
These Crown Detail Loafers by Dolce and Gabbana are handcrafted with a cotton velvet upper. They feature a round toe, embroidered crown on vamp, velvet pull-tab and quilted satin insole with branded label. Product CareOuter Composition:Cotton velvetLining Composition:SatinSole Composition:Rubber
AED1,500.-
Bloomingdales
Evening Patent Leather Oxford Shoes
Evening Patent Leather Oxford Shoes
These Boss Hugo Boss Evening Patent Leather Oxford Shoes have been crafted in high-shine patent leather and features a leather sole, grosgrain piping at the collar and stitch-and-turn details.
AED1,400.-
Bloomingdales
Kensington Leather Derby Shoes
Kensington Leather Derby Shoes
These Boss Hugo Boss Kensington Leather Derby Shoes have been crafted from burnished calf leather for a characterful effect. It features a soft cognac lining and comfortable rubber sole.
AED1,400.-
Bloomingdales
Monza Oxford Leather Shoes
Monza Oxford Leather Shoes
These Doucal's monza oxford shoes have been crafted from patent leather, featuring a lace-up closure and set on a slight heel.
AED1,510.-
Bloomingdales
Patent Leather Loafers
Patent Leather Loafers
These Emporio Armani Patent Leather Loafers have been constructed from shiny patent leather and set on a small stacked heel. This refined pair features an almond toes, rubber and leather sole, and a smooth leather lining.
AED2,350.-
Bloomingdales
Formal Loafers
Formal Loafers
Shop Formal Loafers from Tod's on TRYANO.COM Loafers in elegant leather with a penny bar, Tod's T Monogram accessory, hand crafted front stitching and rubber outsole with embossed rubber pebbles.
AED2,540.-
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Gancini Moccasin - Black
Gancini Moccasin - Black
Shop Gancini Moccasin - Black from Salvatore Ferragamo on TRYANO.COM Slip-on moccasin shoes for men from Salvatore FerragamoMade from mouflon leatherMetal Gancini ornamentHandcrafted upperMade in Italy
AED2,270.-
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Derbies
Derbies
Shop Derbies from Dolce & Gabbana on TRYANO.COM
AED2,800.-
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Classic Leather Derby Shoes
Classic Leather Derby Shoes
These new-season Derby shoes by Prada are sure to lend a luxurious flair to this season's evening and formal edits. • Smooth, glossy leather construction instantly adds a hint of sophistication to any look • Sleek construction and classic silhouette exude refinement • Metallic logo detail along the heels add a subtle hint of Italian luxury
AED1,775.-
Ounass
Derbies
Derbies
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AED2,800.-
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Gancini Moccasin - Black
Gancini Moccasin - Black
Shop Gancini Moccasin - Black from Salvatore Ferragamo on TRYANO.COM Slip-on moccasin shoes for men from Salvatore FerragamoMade from mouflon leatherMetal Gancini ornamentHandcrafted upperMade in Italy
AED2,270.-
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Formal Loafers
Formal Loafers
Shop Formal Loafers from Tod's on TRYANO.COM Loafers in elegant leather with a penny bar, Tod's T Monogram accessory, hand crafted front stitching and rubber outsole with embossed rubber pebbles.
AED2,540.-
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Rim BB Leather Derby Shoes
Rim BB Leather Derby Shoes
Balenciaga updates the contemporary Derby shoe with this elegant twist for the modern gentleman. • Features the brands iconic "BB" embellished on the toe for added opulence • The gel insole provides long-lasting comfort for all-day wear • Expertly crafted in Italy from glazed calfskin leather
AED2,775.-
Ounass
Glazed-Leather Rim Derby Shoes
Glazed-Leather Rim Derby Shoes
Add a polished finish to eveningwear with these sleek Balenciaga derby shoes. Expertly crafted from high-shine leather, this on-trend pair features a refined square toe and has the size engraved at the heel – an element that’s commonly seen in the label’s footwear lines. Position them below razor-sharp tailoring to leave a lasting impression at formal dinners and important meetings.
AED2,485.-
Ounass
Priego Lace-Up Derby Shoes
Priego Lace-Up Derby Shoes
Infused with traditional techniques, the Priego Lace-Up Derby Shoes were handcrafted with a beautiful attention to detail in Magnanni's Spanish hometown. • Classic and sleek almond toe silhouette with slightly lifted soles • Cut from premium leather with hand-stitched finishing touches • Crisp folded edge adds an intricate detail to the pair
AED805.-
Ounass
Suede derby shoes
Suede derby shoes
Step up tiny style with these derby shoes from Babywalker. Crafted from a suede upper, these shoes highlight a round-toe silhouette, lace-up upper, and a rubberized sole.
AED330.-
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Prince shoes
Prince shoes
These Prince shoes from Sonatina is perfect for your little one's special occasion edit. In a comfortable round toe, these shoes come with a white leather and grey suede upper, subtle perforations on the upper, and lace-up closure.
AED380.-
Levelshoes.com
Citysole Burnished Leather Derby Shoes
Citysole Burnished Leather Derby Shoes
The Citysole Derby Shoes combine refined style with an athletic aesthetic that suits weekends as well as relaxed days at the office. • Designed with Coach Citysole Technology for maximum comfort and flexibility • Layer of shock absorbing pods that provide support during busy commutes • Leather footbed for breathability and comfort
AED840.-
Ounass
Citysole Grainy Leather Derby Shoes
Citysole Grainy Leather Derby Shoes
The Citysole Derby Shoes combine refined style with an athletic aesthetic that suits weekends as well as relaxed days at the office. • Designed with Coach Citysole Technology for maximum comfort and flexibility • Layer of shock absorbing pods that provide support during busy commutes • Leather footbed for breathability and comfort
AED750.-
Ounass
Gomez Derby Shoes in Leather
Gomez Derby Shoes in Leather
Fine craftsmanship and classic styling characterise the Gomez Derby Shoes from British label Paul Smith. • Handmade in Italy from premium leather with a suave polished finish • Timelessly appealing, they are shaped with a round toe and have lace-up fastenings • They are set on a rubber sole, which ensures good traction
AED775.-
Ounass
Brogue Derby Shoes in Leather
Brogue Derby Shoes in Leather
These handsome Brogue Derby Shoes from Magnanni demonstrate the brand's refined masculine aesthetic. • Crafted in premium leather with a smart polished finish • Perforated and serrated details lend a classic appeal • Finished with a sleek almond toe and low heel, these are the perfect complement to tailoring
AED600.-
Ounass
Crocodile-Embossed Leather Oxford Shoes
Crocodile-Embossed Leather Oxford Shoes
Emporio Armani's crocodile-embossed Oxford Shoes will give any tailored look a unique edge. • They're crafted from smooth leather and features a lace-up front. • The paneled design is completed with an exotic crocodile motif and set on a slight heel. • They are perfect for formal occasions.
AED2,500.-
Ounass
Leather Derby Shoes
Leather Derby Shoes
Lend a luxurious flair to this season's evening and formal edits with these opulent Italian-made derby shoes by Dolce & Gabbana. • High-shine leather instantly adds a hint of sophistication to any look • Sleek construction and classic silhouette exude refinement • Metallic brass panels along the heels are engraved with the signature DG logo for a subtle hint of Italian luxury
AED2,430.-
Ounass
Monk Strap Shoes in Suede
Monk Strap Shoes in Suede
Complement your formal ensembles with these timelessly stylish shoes from Spanish brand Magnanni's FW20 collection. • Handmade from suede for a luxurious feel and refined finish • Elegantly detailed with buckled monk straps and a classic almond-toe silhouette • This pair's premium appeal is further enhanced with a comfortable leather lining and sole
AED480.-
Ounass
Beyond Leather Lace-Up Derby Shoes
Beyond Leather Lace-Up Derby Shoes
Lined with the iconic Sylvie Web colour wave, the classic Gucci influence of the Beyond Leather Lace-Up Derby Shoes is instantly recognisable. • Glossy leather finish and sleek lace-up front add elegance to the pair • The shoes' Sylvie Web trim makes the pair a statement Gucci design • Crafted in Italy combining traditional methods with modern details
AED3,200.-
Ounass
Levitate Derby Shoes
Levitate Derby Shoes
Prada reimagines a classic by literally elevating these Derby shoes to the next level,with a transparent air chamber, creating the illusion of walking on air. • Derby style lace up construction • Made in Italy from brushed leather • Rubber sole with visible air chamber
AED3,500.-
Ounass
Tyre Sole Leather Derby Shoes
Tyre Sole Leather Derby Shoes
These derby shoes from Prada's FW19 collection remix classic formal styling with industrial-inspired details. • Glossy brushed calf leather uppers follow a traditionally refined brogue silhouette • Exaggerated rubber sole recalls machinery tyres to transmit a tough urban edge • The statement-making design adds bold personality to smart-casual edits •
AED3,700.-
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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