\n\n\n \n\n \nWith a sleek, sophisticated design unchanged over the years, dress shoes are your go-to men’s shoes for special formal occasions. They complement perfectly with more formal outfits, such as such trousers, sports jackets and shirts. Their smart look suits a range of dress codes including business formal and semi-formal.\n \nThat being said, dress shoes can also be worn with chinos, jeans, jackets, coats and knitwear to create a polished smart casual look. Darker shades of dress shoes, such as dark brown and black pair nicely with formal outfits, while lighter colours such as light brown and tan work better with smart casual attire.\n \n \nChelsea Boots Shoes\n \n \n \nDesigned originally as a durable riding boot, Chelsea boots have evolved over the years into a highly versatile men’s footwear staple that can easily take you from work to weekend. Similar to dress shoes, Chelsea boots in darker colours can perfectly complement a formal outfit consisting of trousers, long sleeve shirts and a sports jacket.\n \nThey can be also worn comfortably as part of a smart-casual outfit too. Jeans and chinos work well with lighter coloured Chelsea boots, making them a great option for Casual Friday and then onto after-work drinks. While most Chelsea boots are made from leather, suede versions of the boots appear more laid back and should be only worn as part of a smart-casual look.\n \n \nChukka Boots Shoes\n \n \n \nThought to have received their name from the game of polo, Chukka boots are a stylish option for dressing up any casual outfit. From brown leather to navy suede, Chukka boots come in a variety of styles to suit your desired look.\n \nFor a cool, casual look, these boots pair perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt or short sleeve shirt. They can also be easily worn as part of a smart-casual look, lending their laid back attitude to more formal pieces such as sports jackets and chinos to create a balanced outfit. Similarly, for a business casual look, dark coloured Chukka boots will easily complement knitwear, trousers and shirts in the office.\n \n \nBoat Shoes\n \n \n \n \nCreated for boating in the 1930s, Boat shoes can be easily dressed up and down for whatever occasion. That being said, although they can be worn all year round, Boat shoes are typically suited to warm weather from late Spring, through the height of Summer until early Autumn.\n \nTo complement their fun, summer look, unlike a traditional dress shoe, boat shoes are often worn with no socks. However, if you do choose to wear socks, opt for a pair of low-cut, no-show socks, like the GAZMAN invisible ankle socks, to still give the appearance of being sockless.\n \nSince these are a smarter footwear choice, Boat shoes are perfect for smart casual and business casual events. Pair them with either chino pants with the cuffs rolled up a little or chino shorts and a short-sleeve shirt for the ultimate summer look—great for outdoor gatherings or days at the beach.\n \n \nSlip On Shoes\n \n \n \nSimilar to Boat shoes, Slip-On shoes (also known as loafers) are a warm-weather staple that can easily take you from work to weekend. These laceless shoes can be worn without socks in the warmer months for a cool, casual look. However, unlike Boat shoes, Slip-On shoes can be worn with socks when wearing long pants as long as they complement the rest of your outfit.\n \nBeing a versatile piece of footwear for men, Slip-On shoes look great when paired with casual shorts, chino pants and trousers. Because of their laid back nature, Slip-on shoes can be dressed up and down with a short sleeve shirt for casual events, or a long sleeve shirt and a sports jacket for a neat but fun formal look.\n \nSneakers\n \n \n \nDesigned for complete comfort, sneakers are the very definition of casual men’s shoes. Due to their flexible style, sneakers can be easily adapted across a range of dress codes. That being said, sneakers are typically best worn as part of your casual or smart casual outfit.\n \nFor a comfortable, laid back look, pair your sneakers with jeans, shorts and a t-shirt—ideal for trips to the shops, going for a walk in the park or gatherings with friends at home. To elevate your look, pair your sneakers with chinos, shirts, polos and knitwear for a more polished outfit.\n \n \nIn need of a footwear refresh? Shop the full range of GAZMAN men’s shoes now.