The Male Comfort Zone

Gentlemen, you might want to stand up for this. These statement pieces are the final word in footwear.

by Eleonora Betesh and Rakelle Maurici

There is something to be said for men's fashion nowadays. No longer are jeans and sneakers considered casual wear. From hipster to old-world gents, men from LA to Sidney are donning old-school styles day through night and anything goes, from elegant plaid suits and silk handkerchiefs to well-tamed beards and handmade chinos. This summer, footwear is upping the ante with comfort matching high-end style down to the very last stitch. LUXOS picks top 3 shoes the modern male traveller should be packing on-the-go.

Baldinini
The artisan's handwork and quality footwear has always distinguished the Italian design house. This year, charm and modern shapes rule the catwalk with bold accents, straps and details. These soft, blue leather espadrilles are perfect for seaside resorts and urban excursions, and they work well with just about anything in your wardrobe. The use of refined materials and an avant-garde Italian style will light up the streets in SS18 as showcased in Pitti Uomo just last week, where the collection focuses on the use of perfectly crafted shoes for the contemporary gent. Take the white leather loafer, a 'hero' product in the collection, where the rubber sole is joined by natural leather, making it a must-have piece. Who says the pursuit of beauty is solely a female mission after all?

Baldinini SS17 and SS18 for webOn top: blue leather espadrills, Baldinini SS17; On bottom, white leather loafers, Baldinini SS18

 

LANVIN

 

Undserstandably a man’s functational versus style logic tumbles when choosing to wear sandals over their usual trainers; however if you want to feel cooler this summer keep your toes fresh in a pair of MANdals. With a high end makeover this season, they’ve come a long way from the bleak supermarket flip flop. Our top pick this summer are these brown calf leather crossover sandals from LANVIN. Featuring an open toe, and ankle strap with side buckle and flat rubber sole. Experiment with colours in your tailoring or sportswear with these neutral sandals on those hot days in the city or those sunset accompanied evenings beachside.

 

LANVIN crossover sandalsLanvin crossover sandals

 

REISS

 

This season has seen an influx of clean, subtle casual footwear, with fresh new fabrics taking centre stage; mesh, perforated or knitted. Suede casual shoes are certainly running track when it comes to being the most versatile during warmer months. Our favourites are the Reiss Bradley Clae sneakrs in Airforce Blue; with a minimalistic sleek design, these soft wash perforated suede pair look fresh with white and a suede bomber for those cooler summer nights. 

Reiss Bradley Clae SneakersReiss Bradley Clae Sneakers

 

 

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