How to wear men’s suede shoes

brown suede brogues on a wooden surface

Suede is suave, stylish and practical
Image source: Classic Cheltenham brogues in mid brown suede

Suede shoes offer a stylish alternative to leather which works particularly well in smart casual settings. Dressing down? Suede trainers combine beautifully with your favourite jeans. Want to take it up a notch? Suede brogues or Chelsea boots provide a slighter smarter option. 

An all year-round shoe for men of discernment, tactile suede looks good with woollens in the winter, or your crisp chinos in the summer. Here’s your ultimate guide to wearing men’s suede shoes.

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How to wear men’s burgundy shoes

Burgundy shoes from Samuel Windsor add a certain panache to a gentleman’s wardrobe

Burgundy shoes add a certain panache to a gentleman’s wardrobe
Image source: Sergey Peterman

Men’s shoes in rich reds like burgundy, maroon, and oxblood are the perfect way to jazz up a plain suit, and ideal for adding contrast to a pair of dark jeans or chinos. 

Just as flattering during the autumn and winter months as they are in the summer, try pairing these richly coloured oxblood shoes with textured tweeds and warm woollens to create a stylish and tactile look. Here are some of our favourite burgundy shoes and tips on how to wear them.

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How to wear men’s brown shoes

A pair of brown leather brogues.

Brown leather brogues are a versatile addition to any man’s wardrobe
Image source: Classic Cheltenham brogues from Samuel Windsor

Bored of black? Perhaps it’s time to consider adding some quality brown shoes to your wardrobe. Ever more acceptable for wear in smart settings, brown leather shoes continue to grow in popularity. And brown can be so incredibly stylish too. Just think of how well a blue suit goes with contrasting brown leather Oxfords – it’s a look that’s been around for a long time, but never loses its sense of daring.

Brown brogues have a natural affinity for tweed. Derbys or loafers wear well with chinos. Brown leather chukkas suit moleskins, cords or denim. There really is a brown shoe for every occasion. Here are some of our favourite classic brown leather shoes with quick tips on how to wear them.

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