Although its not in the focus of natural vision, its no exaggeration to say that its impact will be even stronger than the top or trousers.
The most familiar example is the magic little white shoes that were highly praised by the Internet in the past few years. It seems that even a high-end worsted business suit without wool feeling can be switched to smartcasual in a second by changing into little white shoes.
In view of this phenomenon, I also analyzed it in topmen before. Smartcasual does not mean that you can simply change a pair of casual shoes to complete the task. In fact, it is more about the existence of success or failure.
So lets talk about the selection of autumn and winter shoes today, and see what considerations can be extended according to the season theme.
Texture of material
When it comes to leather shoes, I believe that gentlemen will think of the shiny and smooth vamp for the first time, not to mention how happy they will be when they are actually in front of them.
After all, before there was any synthetic material, the shining luster of blingbling always meant advanced and noble. And for leather shoes like a gentlemans business card, it is undoubtedly one of the most appropriate footnotes.
But in autumn and winter, the leather with more distinct and unique texture becomes the biggest ambush.
As you know, tweed, flannel, corduroy and so on mentioned before are common winter fabrics with obvious Plush sense, and their appearance is rough.
If you want to improve the sense of oneness through the echo of leather shoes on the level, the delicate smooth surface may not be the ideal option.
Because it lacks the warmth needed to connect the autumn and winter atmosphere at a glance, but it adds a bit of coldness.
In contrast, such as suede, nubuck, embossed leather and other coarse material performance is more in line with the autumn and winter orientation. The fluff and texture on their surface all imply some rough and elegant meaning.
This is a little popular science. Maybe everyone is familiar with the word suede, but there is no accurate understanding of what it means.
The so-called suede at the beginning is generally considered to be the name from the deer like muntjac. It is flexible and thick, with a natural and distinct grain sense. It is a very good leather material, which can be used for clothing and shoes.
Only after muntjac has become an international endangered animal, the natural supply is in short supply. Then what shall I do? Of course, manufacturers should use their brains to copy this effect to meet the market demand.
The final finished product will be different according to the polished leather surface (inner layer and outer layer).
Generally speaking, the suede referred to by the merchants is not the appellation of some kind of leather material, but a kind of leather state with suede texture and close to the original suede, which can be thick or thin. Like cowhide, sheepskin, pigskin, deerskin, etc. can be used as raw materials of natural suede.
Of course, there are also artificial suede products, texture texture texture and natural suede are similar, light, durable and easy to handle, but the wool feeling is not so obvious, and the air permeability is poor.
Different from using leather surface as raw material, suede is a kind of reverse suede leather which is used to polish the inner layer of leather. After a series of tanning treatment, this kind of flocculent flannelette texture is realized with high firmness.
It should be noted that this does not mean that turning over fur leather can be regarded as suede. That kind of suede is also called turning over fur and anti fur.
The other is Nubuck, which can directly polish off the leather grain surface. The fiber is short and uniform, more delicate and compact, and has a matte like touch. High elasticity, no crease when using.
In addition to the texture consistent with autumn and winter sensibility, many men will use suede and Nubuck shoes as commuting shoes, because it has good waterproof (the effect of waterproof treatment is better).
But the disadvantage is easy to attach dust, not resistant to dirt, so take care of the maintenance, that is another matter (maintenance article want to see can leave a message)
In the end, although there is no warm fluff as the finish, the texture on the leather still matches the coarse orientation of most winter suits.
It is the embossed leather. When the embossing machine presses the cowhide and sheepskin through the steel pattern plate, rich and diverse pattern facing leather is created, such as litchi pattern, crocodile pattern, snake pattern and so on. In terms of visual effect, texture is stronger than suede.
Its not ideal to depict and maintain the lines, such as tweed, woolen flannel or twill, which are not high in weight. After all, its easy to release when the hand is soft.
If your suit is made of the rougher and softer fabrics above, and you need to use hard lines to decorate your shoulders and waist, then it will be greatly reduced in the degree of completion to match the smooth formal shoes with sharp and long lines and last shape.
Of course, such as Oxford Shoes, Derby shoes and even Chelsea boots can be weakened by the aforementioned suede materials, but the more direct way is to choose casual, country style shoes with eye-catching design elements.
I prefer Munk shoes. Before the appearance of all kinds of lace up shoes, Munk shoes dominated the field of leather shoes, and they were also adopted by the U.S. Air Force in World War II.
After all, the meticulous Oxford shoes are believed to have been prepared. Its better to consider using more interesting mengke shoes to show your taste.
Its leather buckle on the tongue adds a bit of rough flavor to it, and even once became a standard match for rock and punk elements with Chelsea boots.
The style of single button is sharp, but the orientation is easy. It can control the younger and fashionable style with U-shaped suture, Norwegian sewing, etc. while the double button is more volume, stable and low-key, suitable for mature gentlemen.
But in any case, the existence of the cross buckle has successfully pulled in the direction of thick. Even the smooth shoes are more suitable for the orientation of winter coarse materials than the formal shoes.
Similarly, there are suede loafers, desert boots, etc., which are most suitable for the autumn leisure scene with the mix and match modeling of single west.
It has to be mentioned that retro styles such as frock, ruggedgent and so on may also try to choose iconic round head boots such as triggers and viberg, which are round and rough, and can be matched with jeans, khaki pants and so on.
The sole, the thickness of the line, the open stitching and the carving are also important to the overall atmosphere of the shoe. For example, the lines of the double sole will be more clumsy and have more weight than the single sole. The Norwegian sewing / block carving finish is undoubtedly more eye-catching than the plain surface.
But in the end, it is necessary to consider other elements of the shoes, and consider the coordination with pants. In particular, remember that the trousers matched by the shoes with rough lines should not be too slim, or they will look like children wearing adult shoes.