Velvet slip-ons are a luxurious finishing touch that can set apart your black-tie look, or help to elevate your traditional and festive outfits.

Clockwise from top left: Bally, Tod’s, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton


No matter how great your suit looks, dowdy shoes are a deal breaker. Needless to say, black and dark brown are the two formal pairs every man ought to own, but navy blue, tan or two-toned options are great to break the monotony.

Clockwise from top left: Metro, Atesber, Aldo, Tresmode and Dune


Loafers are a great bridge between casual and formal shoes for the man who doesn’t buy into the sneaker craze. They work just as well for Fridays at work as they do for a Sunday brunch.

Clockwise from top left: Mochi, Ruosh, Rosso Brunello and Bata


The argument that sneakers are only for training has long concluded. These are fun, trendy and arguably the most comfortable shoes out there, so what’s stopping you from stocking up?

From top to bottom: Diesel, Liberty, Nike and Asics


Photographer: Rohit Gupta