When we brought in Wolf and Shepherd as our primary shoe stockist, we envisioned the collection as a full capsule wardrobe of shoes for any man, including a brown and black dress shoe, a wingtip, a chukka boot, a service boot, and a white minimalist sneaker. This capsule will cover you for everything from weddings and funerals, to summertime BBQs and date nights.
The Joseph’s team thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce you to your new shoe wardrobe, and understand why these are some of the most versatile and useful options.
If there’s one pair of shoes every man needs, it’s a pair of plain black dress shoes. These are your serious shoes, the ones you reach for when you’re suiting up for a business meeting, formal wedding, job interview, or any other situation where you want to put your best foot forward.
If you already have a pair of plain black dress shoes, the second pair for most wardrobes is a simple brown captoe. These are alternate shoes, the ones you reach for when you’re suiting up for a day at the office, a daytime wedding, or any other scenario where black shoes just feel a little too stuffy, but you still want to look your best.
The tan wingtip is a good choice for a medium-formal shoe. Great for wear with casual tailoring, chinos and a blue blazer, or even with some medium wash jeans and a sweater. They always look classy and elegant, but still seem sporty and laid-back.
Just about the perfect casual shoe, dark brown suede chukkas have the advantage of looking smart, while still being casual enough to wear with jeans. Pair these with your favorite raw denim, chinos, and everything from military style outerwear to relaxed Italian tailoring.
If you’re living in Maine, you need a good pair of boots. These captoe boots come in a reddish shade of brown that looks fantastic with denim, whipcord, or any other rugged fabric. Perfect all for all the cooler months, and with the commando sole, still functional in winter without being the ubiquitous bean boot.
Finally your updated sneaker. The white minimalist sneaker has had a resurgence in the past few years which is great, they look better than your chunky old New Balances. Wear them with all your casual basics from jeans to chinos, or take advantage of their sleek and simple design wear them with an unstructured Caruso suit for a lot of Italian Panache.