Wondering how to wear men’s dress
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You’ve probably noticed that men’s dress
Here’s everything you need to know about what dress
What are Dress
While these are considered by many to be dress
(A few friends of mine refer to those more literal combinations of dress shoes and
So what, then, is a dress sneaker?
A dress sneaker is a minimalist, leather sneaker with a low cuff, relatively slim soles, flat laces, a slim profile, and a simple leather colorway like white, black, brown, or another muted, neutral color.
For a visual example, most quality dress
As you can see, this style of dress
So, what makes a dress shoe like Ace Marks’ Lopro Dress Sneaker (shown above) different from a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths?
At a quick visual glance, they look very similar. However, the difference is in the details.
Stan Smiths fit the general definition of a minimalist, leather sneaker with a low cuff, a slim sole, and flat laces, but their stitching, perforations, logos, and metal eyelets give off a more casual vibe. Truly minimalist,
It all comes down to the details when distinguishing between a regular sneaker and a dress sneaker. Dress
The simplicity of dress
What Makes a Good Pair of Dress
As you may have already guessed, a good pair of dress
Not all dress
The underlying suede leather usually isn’t the best piece of leather available, and combined with the Polyurethane plastic you get a stiff, hard upper that will take some time to break in, and also may not be as durable.
Look for dress
I’ve worn cheap dress
A quality dress sneaker like Ace Marks’ Lopro has full-grain, calfskin leather used throughout, a cushioned insole, and a padded collar and tongue that all together is surprisingly comfortable.
The DOs and DON’Ts of Dressing Up
It was initially difficult for me to wrap my head around pairing
Like most areas of men’s style, there are some subtle rules to be aware of when dressing up
Sneakers With Nice Jeans, Chinos, and Casual Slacks
Many outfits that leverage dress
Smart casual outfits can go between formalities with ease and can be equally appropriate for business casual environments, happy hours, and date nights all at the same time.
For example, it’s difficult to overstate the versatility of an outfit comprised of a good pair of dress
You can go so far as pairing dress
Put the suit jacket over top and you’ve got a simple, comfortable, European look for a more casual wedding. I recommend complimenting the color of your dress
Don’t Pair Dress
Sneakers with Formal Pants or Suits
While it’s possible to wear dress
Trying to rock dress
Certainly, any event that you’re attending that calls for a tuxedo will likely be quite formal, so it will only be appropriate to wear dress shoes that match the part.
Have a Balance of Formal and Casual Elements
Smart casual outfits are all about balancing formal and casual elements, and the same applies to dress
Take the earlier example of a casual summer suit with dress
Consider another outfit with dress
Men’s performance wear is popular with smart casual outfits as well, and simple outfits with dress
Performance chinos are a bit less formal than regular cotton chinos, and create a nice balance of dressy casual elements with the dress
Don’t Pair Dress
Sneakers with Overly Casual Outfits
Similar to the point above, don’t pair dress
Personally, I think that the same applies to an outfit consisting of jeans and a sweatshirt. Will the fashion police jump out and haul you away for wearing dress
Of course not, but I think it’s better to save your dress
Then again, you could argue that you might as well get the most use possible out of your kicks.
However, if you want to wear them with a casual suit, for instance, you want them to be really fresh and clean so you might want a pair just for dressing up and another beater pair for everyday wear. It all depends on how you want to wear your shoes.
How to Wear Dress
Now that you have some of the dos and don’ts of wearing dress
This first outfit is great for more casual office environments, a first date, or going to a dinner party.
Ace Marks has a long history of providing quality men’s dress shoes and works directly with a 4th generation Italian shoe factory to provide extraordinary quality at affordable prices compared to the competition.
The Lopros are more minimal than many of Ace Marks’ other dress
I paired these with brown, cotton chinos and a stretch-collared shirt for an effortless, comfortable outfit. This is great for spring and summer nights when the weather is cool.
This next outfit bumps up the formality, but still keeps things smart casual overall.
Starting with Ace Marks’ Lopro Dress Sneaker in black, I paired these with a gray, casual suit and a quality black t-shirt.
This European look is great for casual summer weddings, or casual winter weddings if you live in a warm place.
The Lopro Dress
Up next, this outfit is great for fall nights on the town to check out the new cocktail bar or restaurant.
Here, I’ve paired brown dress
The last outfit example here is great for fall and early winter outings.
This time I’ve taken brown Ace Marks’ Lopro Dress
Leaving the button-down shirt untucked keeps things comfortable and more casual since the chinos and sweater are on the formal end of things. This outfit keeps a good balance of casual and formal elements and is great for a variety of environments and activities.
Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions about dress
Can you wear dress
sneakers with a suit?
Yes, you can wear dress
What socks should you wear with dress
For a European, laid-back style, wear no-show dress socks with dress
Can you wear
sneakers to a wedding?
Can you wear
sneakers to the office?
If you work in a casual office environment you can wear
Whether it’s a date night or just another day at the office, dress
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