Shoes for the Groom

Submitted by CLX-view on December 22, 2015

Whether or not you have a penchant for fancy footwear; your wedding shoes should be extra special to make sure you look your best on the big day.

While it may be ladies who are more likely to spend hours poring over Instagram and Pinterest in their search for the perfect pair of wedding shoes; it’s important for the guys to look great form head to toe too.

Although its safe to ay that most men don’t spend too long thinking about the style of the shoe they’re buying; for a this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, it pays to invest in some footwear that stands up to style scrutiny, not only for the photographs, but also as a special keepsake.

Below are a few ideas to help get your shoe shopping started.

Back to Black

When it comes to colour, black is generally considered the most formal choice for footwear, making it the ideal option for more traditional grooms. Guys that are donning a dapper black tuxedo for the big event should also stick with black shoes to make sure that everything matches. Oxfords are widely considered to be the smartest style of closed lace-up shoes for men, and are characterized by the shoelace eyelet tabs being stitched beneath the folds of leather on the upper part of the shoe. Ralph Lauren’s Wolcott Oxfords are a knockout for the smartly dressed groom, and will serve you well for plenty of other formal occasions after the big day as well.

Smart but Practical

If you’re hosting a low-key wedding ceremony, then Oxford lace-ups may be a bit too formal. What’s more, if you’re getting married in Thailand it’s likely you will need to remove your shoes a few times, especially if you say your vows on a beach. As such, a smart pair of loafers is a more practical choice thanks to their slip-on nature. Not only can the right pair of loafers look smart and sleek, but they also offer comfort and freedom of movement. You can make sure your loafers match the day by splashing out on a special pair, like the eye-catching Darblay loafers from Jimmy Choo.

Keep it Personal

Nowadays, wedding celebrations are all about adding personal flourishes. If you and your bride are hosting your wedding in one of Thailand’s plush private villas complete with a bespoke menu, decorations and entertainment, why not have your footwear personalized as well? Tailored footwear such as tattooed shoes by Oliver Sweeney can be embellished with the design of your choice. Whether you choose to have the skyline of the place where you and your fiancée met or even the date of your wedding tattooed onto the leather, you can be sure of one thing – these are the most original pair of shoes you will ever wear.

Cool in Converse

For rock and roll husbands, nothing less will do than a funky pair of Converse pumps matched with a three-piece suit. In fact, this comfortable form of footwear is growing in popularity across the globe as newlyweds seek to slip on something easy to party with their guests, rather than forcing their feet into a tight new pair of leather shoes. If you manage to convince your groomsmen and even the bride to wear matching Converse, will also create some fabulous photo opportunities.

Barefoot on the Beach

If you’re getting married on the beach in an exotic location like Phuket or Koh Samui, there is only one form of footwear that will do – your feet. After all, there is no point flying all that way to say your vows ‘with the sand between your toes’ unless you can actually feel that it’s there. However, if this is the footwear route you and your bride want to take, you will need to make sure your feet are in tip-top condition first. Indulge in a pedicure at one of Thailand’s many spas the day before your wedding – that way you will be feeling ultra-relaxed and your feet will look great too.


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