Class men's dress shoes get modern update

Class men's dress shoes get modern update

Leslie Lay Kim rounds up eight of Urban's favourites.

$585 from Grenson at The Blind Cobbler, 98 Club Street, Level 2

Monkstrap shoes are a great alternative for those who already have plenty of oxfords and brogues. All these are classic choices, but the double buckles of the monkstrap shoes will help you to stand out


US$502 (S$667) from Common Projects at

These black derby shoes are sleek enough for a formal look, but also cool enough for casualwear. The thick crepe sole and gold-stamped serial number add subtle edgy elements


$750 from Septieme Largeur at 3 Pickering Street, 01-16

No need to feel blue with these sharp-looking lace-up oxfords. The brand's signature patina finish adds some fashion-forward character to the gentleman's shoe of choice


£300 (S$628) from Paul Smith at

These black oxfords look very straight and narrow at first glance, but a closer inspection reveals a sliver of teal between the shoe and the sole. It keeps the look fresh and young.


$499 from Dr. Martens at B1-31 Capitol Piazza

Dr. Martens does not do only black combat boots - the label offers chunky oxfords as well. The rebellious twist, though, comes courtesy of the colour-blocked brown panels


$345 from Hudson at The Blind Cobbler, 98 Club Street, Level 2

Prefer not to spend time lacing or buckling up your dress shoes? Go for a slip-on option. The tassels and reddish undertones give the loafers a fun and rakish feel


£311 (S$650) from Armando Cabral at

If you work in a more casual environment, why not wear this cool sneaker-oxford hybrid? The shoes feature a graphic strip of orange on its sporty white sole, while the upper is covered in a handsome navy leather


$910 from Church's at B2-228 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

When it comes to men's dress shoes, brown brogues are a classic choice. The shape, colour and details stand the test of time and evoke a smart, pulled-together look

This article was first published on May 15, 2015.
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