Men’s Ultimate Footwear Guide

Written by Bronwen | 12/07/2018


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Struggling to match your shoes? There is nothing more frustrating than putting together a perfect outfit for an event, only to realise you’re not sure which shoes will match. That’s why we’ve put together a simple footwear guide for those of you that struggle to remember which shoes go with what outfits. Result!

Boat Shoes

The Boat Shoe is a summer staple and perfect for a smarter look. Boat shoes aren’t usually for your everyday wardrobe and are much more suited to business casual and formal events.

Mainline Menswear leaves you spoilt for choice, with our range of designer boat shoes coming in a mix of suede, leather or canvas.

How to Wear: We recommend you turn to boat shoes if you’re wearing chinos and a shirt. They are bound to match. If you’re wanting to go more casual, then brown boat shoes with a pair of white shorts are perfect for that French Riviera look.

When to Wear: Summer, Autumn, Spring

Our Favourites: Ralph Lauren Merton Boat Shoes

Boat Shoes Polo Ralph Lauren


The trainer, no wardrobe is complete without at least one pair. Comfortable, stylish and with a wide range of silhouettes, there is bound to be a style that suits you. From running to street fashion, browse Mainline Menswear fantastic collection of designer trainers.

How to Wear: As long as you’re not wearing a suit with your trainers you’re fine. Trainers are not formal!

When to Wear: All year round!

Our Favourites: White Grenson Sneakers

White Trainers


The ultimate summer shoes. Let your toes breathe free in those hotter months with a pair of our designer sandals. From classic flip-flops to versatile Birkenstocks, we’ve got you covered.

How to Wear: Sandals go with shorts and summer outfits, that is it. Don’t even think about socks, and they are not suited to formal wear.

When to Wear: Summer, Spring

Our Favourites: Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Birkenstock Sandals


Big, loud and comfortable, a good pair of designer boots are perfect for those summer evenings when you are heading out for a meal and a few drinks. Depending on the boot, these can be matched with formal wear for special events.

How to Wear: Leather or suede boots will go well with a button-up shirt matched with jeans or chinos. Go for brown boots unless you plan on wearing black trousers – in which case go for black boots.

When to Wear: All year round!

Our Favourites: Barbour redhead Chukka Boots


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