Choosing the right shoes for an outfit is a matter of understanding where you will be wearing them and why.
As trends come and go, gentlemen are turning to smart shoes as an everyday choice – whether they are attending a company meeting or simply going out with some friends. At Eves & Gray, we have chosen a few of our best selling smart shoes to give you some outfit ideas, both casual and smart!

A regular day at work: co-ordinate your shoes to your blazer

When choosing a work outfit, a gentleman should always keep in consideration the type of environment they work in; there is nothing worse than being overdressed so, generally speaking, it is best to go for a casual-smart outfit.
The Atlas Suede Leather Chelsea Boots in charcoal are perfect. Chelsea boots are smart yet very casual; if you choose a charcoal hue, match them to a pair of light grey or black jeans. Complete your outfit with a button-up shirt or a plain knitted jumper and a classic blazer, possibly in charcoal to co-ordinate with the shoes!

Italian Suede Leather Charcoal Chelsea Boot - Atlas 1

A formal event: step up with your smart brogues

Smart shoes come with great advantage compared to other types of shoes; you can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion.
When it comes to brogues, in particular, they are the type of eclectic footwear that you can use on a huge variety of occasions, whether you’re heading out for a casual dinner with your partner or you want to look your best at a formal event. If you choose to go for a smart look, for instance, then our Dehavilland Special Edition Brogue is the shoe for you. For a casual-chic look, these tan brogues are perfect with a pair of light chinos and a co-ordinated button-up shirt. If, however, you’re looking for something more classic, nothing comes close to a tailored suit. Choose a plain shirt and co-ordinate it to a tweed suit in taupe or light brown to complement your shoes to perfection!

Burnished Mahgogany Italian Leather Goodyear Welted Brogue - Dehavilland 3

A night out: casual slip-on shoes

If you’re off to a night out then you will want to wear something comfortable without compromising on style. Our Bancroft Black Slip On are the perfect smart shoes for a casual outfit. Equally as great with a pair of denim white jeans or some plain grey trousers, these shoes will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
Made from high-quality Italian leather woven in a basket weave design, these slip on shoes are just as unique as they are trendy. Complete your outfit with a collarless shirt or, if you’re looking for something more casual, with a co-ordinated turtle neck sweater and you’re ready to head out!

These are just a few outfit ideas to dress up or down your smart shoes! Remember that, when it comes to choosing what to wear, finding the right pair of shoes is just as important as choosing the perfect aftershave. It’s all in the details!