Hardy Amies once said “It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” and we couldn’t agree more. We got menswear new comers Paul Evans NY to chime in on why shoes are an important in any man’s wardrobe.
Because the right pair of shoes are an investment in the self. On their own they can’t do much, but when they are worn to represent a part of the bigger picture about who someone is to the world, people notice. Shoes are the most influential single piece of your wardrobe as they set the tone for the entire ensemble. A different pair of shoes can change the outward expression of the same outfit, exponentially more than a change in shirt, tie, pocket square, or socks. Shoes are the final puzzle piece, and often the overlooked one. How many times have you said to yourself, “Wow, that guy looks great but, yeesh, those shoes,” versus “Those shoes are amazing, but I don’t know about the rest of his look.” The former, probably frequently. The later, almost never.” – Benjamin Earley of Paul Evans NY