How to wear brown shoes and boots part 1

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide

How to wear brown shoes and boots part 1

History of brown shoes, number 1:

By the 1930s, Edward the Prince of Wales had relaxed some menswear rules, leading to softer materials and bolder colors. He also was a supporter of brown slip-on Spectators shoes and brown shoes in general. On the other hand, the evening dress was still rather formalized. Full evening dress with white tie and Dinner dress both demanded black shoes. So, you can see, by the 1950s, the “no brown in town” rule was no longer valid, although black was still the color for evenings.

History of brown shoes, number 2:

Today, dress codes are much more relaxed than they were in the 1950s, and if you wear a well-cut suit, you are likely to be more well dressed than 90% of the people around you. Even if you wear brown country boots to a restaurant for dinner, chances are that your shoes are still more elegant than many other men, unless it is a respected establishment with a dress code. Most of the debonair Italians,  wear only black footwear for funerals, weddings, and formal evening events. Otherwise, they prefer brown in varying shades, especially when paired with blue suits. In Britain black is often associated with business, although in my experience this is only true for a select circle. Most men in England do not wear black shoes only for business, and if you walk on the streets in London, chances are you will find fewer well-dressed people than in Milan.

When to wear brown shoes, number 1:

Brown shoes can be worn with almost anything, ranging from jeans to cavalry twill and corduroy to flannel and tweed. Unlike black, brown comes in an endless variety of shades allowing you to create a distinguished shoe collection that is unique. Here are a few examples.