So, you’ve got your suit tailored … but how to round out your outfit? A pair of the best spring dress shoes ought to do the trick — and quite nicely at that. Dress shoes really are a must-have for today’s modern man, and with plenty of crucial dressing situations likely on the horizon–be it dressing for a summer wedding or figuring out how to dress for the office in the the heat–you’re going to need a great pair of dress shoes. Our picks cover both investment-worthy and more affordable options, with some unique picks thrown in for good measure. Happy shopping!
Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue Cap Toe Oxford $245
Among style aficionados, you really can’t beat the work of Allen Edmonds. Revered for decades, the brand’s styles are timeless and simply … beautiful. The Fifth Avenue Cap Toe Oxford is your new everyday dress shoe, fit for wearing with winter suiting or even dark denim and a classic V-neck sweater. Yes indeed, they certainly belong on any list of the best spring dress shoes.
Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip Oxfords $395
For a little more flash and flair, go with a wingtip — yet dial it down suitably with a crisp, classic black color. These are yet another perfect pair of dress shoes, particularly when worn with a black knit tie and a classic navy suit — it’s that easy. After all, who doesn’t love a pair of the best spring dress shoes?
Sebago Legacy Penny Loafer $135
Penny loafers on a list of dress shoes? Absolutely. The sleek silhouette of this pair of classic penny loafers from Sebago is a perfect go-to when you find yourself in a hot climate, yet still need to stay sharp (say, at a Southern outdoor wedding). Get yourself some no-show socks and slip them on with slim chinos and a lightweight navy blazer — the combo will take you anywhere you need to go.
Jack Erwin Hubert Longwing Blucher $195
We’re back to the classics with a beautifully made longwing blucher from Jack Erwin (who recently started selling some of its essential shoes at Nordstrom). In a handsome shade of cognac, the Hubert Longwing Blucher is an ideal shoe for pairing with everything from a worsted wool navy suit to a lightweight chambray suit this season.
M.Gemi The Accordo $278
For a dress shoe with plenty of unique details and attention to quality, reach for The Accordo. In quite the different finishing touch from most dress shoes, it’s dip-dyed for a deep, rich hue and great looks. It’s the type of versatile dress shoe to wear with everything from olive chinos to a white denim — and it’ll last you through plenty of dressy occasions to come.