Monday, 10 February 2014

SS14 Men's Footwear Trends

Passion for shoes is not just for women and it shouldn’t be! Guys; no style is finalized with a great pair of shoes. After all, footwear is one of the most important aspects of any look. Remember; what you choose to put on your feet actually does reflect something about you, whether it be laziness (socks with slip-on sandals), obliviousness (untied sneakers) or keen style savvy (Those trendy suede desert boots I love so much).
Suede desert boots look good on everyone. Less formal, less sporty; just the way it should be!  If they're good enough for prince harry, they are good enough for you too!  
Men's footwear brand Allen Edmonds did a survey of 1,000 American men and women, and they found that women judge men's shoes twice as much as men judge women's. 64 percent of women judge a man's fashion sense based on his shoes; 52 percent of women say they judge a man's personality by his shoes; 36 percent say they use shoes to determine a man's financial position; and 54 percent say men's shoes reflect a guy's attention to detail (or lack thereof).

First rule first: Either you wear Oxfords, sandals or trainers, make sure that they are clean and polished!

Men’s footwear summer fashion trend 2014 collections show a variety of models are showed like loafer, boots, moccasins, sleepers, top-siders and indoor trainers. Besides, some key points are important too. Such as suede, geometric and floral designs, and bright colours. As I see, using classic shoes in a sporty way is/has been the ‘essential for SS14’ for the designers. We see wicker and perforated materials and partial perforation a lot from well-known brands.
  • Espadrilles. The comfortable trend. We were already expecting this from London Collections: Men spring/summer 2014. :) They come in neutral shades, bright saturated colours or models with fashionable print. Traditional cotton, fabric or glitter fabric is also used commonly.
Givenchy, Richard James, Dries Van Noten, Canali. Canali is my favourite here!

Richard James, E. Tautz, Gieves & Hawkes
  • Sandals. Forever! Especially the gladiator ones are the winners! Either you can choose leather ones or canvas, these is a ‘must have’ in your wardrobe.

Trussardi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dries Van , 3.1 Phillip LimNoten
  • When it comes to attending to a party or a dinner you can choose smart looking espadrilles, oxfords or loafers. They are always ‘in’. Try to pick the wicker ones (If you go with leather).

Nicole Farhi, E. Tautz, Richard James, Canali. LOVED the one by E. Tautz!

Wicker and Perforated materials and partial perforation from Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce & Gabbana
  • Trainers. The king of 4 seasons! This season the winner is the most colourful and bold ones! You can also wear them with a formal wear too!

Prada, Yohji Yamamoto, Missoni, Louis Vuitton

ETO Jeans UK