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Men’s Style Tips: Best shoes to wear to a wedding

Blog, Men’s Style Tips • 03 May 2023

Wedding season is upon us. Guest or groom, it’s up to you to make sure you hit the sartorial mark from top to toe – and we are here to help. After you’ve carefully selected your suit based on the wedding vibe and dress code (head here for our wedding dress code tips), it is time for shoes. From the ultra-traditional to more laid-back, our good friends at Crockett & Jones have some failsafe suggestions.

Make it morning dress

If you are wearing a morning suit, your shoes must be black and traditional sartorial wisdom says they should also be a classic oxford. The whole-cut oxford Alex in black calf is an unquestionably safe and stylish traditional choice for wearing with your morning suit this wedding season. Even better, these timeless pairs can be worn again and again to any number of future formal occasions. They also just happen to be a pair that was worn by James Bond in Skyfall in 2012. 007-approved.

Socks: Simply Traditional, 3-Pair Box

Fairly formal or smart casual

Opting for a navy suit? Brown shoes will be a subtle but stand-out choice. Crockett & Jones’ Westbourne oxford in chestnut burnished calf is decidedly dapper. Westbourne boasts a chiselled square toe with a sharp punched toe cap design, perfect for those wanting elegant, unfussy detailing.

Socks: Simply Sartorial in Pink Friday

Pink Friday socks is a classy pop for weddings and pairs well with chestnut Westbournes.

Breaking out the black tie

For a slick evening do or black tie affair, bet on black. Keep it classics with a pair of black calf Connaughts. Or jazz it up with their Overton in black patent, an elegant pair of plain-fronted dress shoes with a highly polished, mirror like finish.

Socks: Spot of Style, 3-Pair Box

Counting on country polish

For an elegantly rustic day, with bell tents, wildflowers and quirky laid back details? The right brown shoes will inspire formal tweeds and country classics. For something with a bit of ‘wow’, Barrington 2 in tan antique calf is it. This classic semi brogue oxford features a punch medallion on the toe. The calf leather is aniline dyed to bring out its full character and each pair is hand polished.

Socks: The Country Squire, 3-Pair Box

Keep it classic in the country with Barrington 2 and socks in warm shades like Rust or Saffron.

Balmy, laid-back elopement

Heading somewhere warm for an altogether more laid-back affair? Effortless elegance is the answer. Whether you will be wearing tailored cream trousers and a lovely linen jacket, or have even opted for smart shorts, it has to be loafers. Crockett & Jones’ Cannes style in tan calf is a stylishly simple summer-weight loafer. This pair is flexible, comfortable and breathable, but also incredibly smart. Pair with Simply Invisibles for an effortless no-socks look.

Socks: Simply Invisible

Keep it elegant but effortless with loafers like Cannes at those destination weddings.

Browse London Sock Company’s wedding sock edit and find the perfect pairs for the big day today.

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