7 of the Best Work Shoes for Men in the Office in 2017

Last Updated: December 3, 2017

Nothing finishes and ‘brings together’ a suit like a high quality pair of leather shoes. Read on for the AGENT guide to the leading providers of classic dress shoes.

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A good pair of dress shoes is a vital investment if you’re active in the contemporary business environment. The classic shoes brands can be costly but the durability of the product is the return on your investment. Nothing brings together an outfit quite like a good pair of leather shoes, and the highest quality brands, the best work shoes for men, can last you for years.

Fortunately, in today’s marketplace business shoes are available at every budget, from a multiplicity of shoemakers and retailers.

To provide you with a guide, AGENT has compiled this list of 7 of the leading classic shoes brands and their best work shoes for men.

 

1. Hugo Boss

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Hugo Boss embodies stylish business wear for men, and its shoes are no exception. This lace-up Derby style is perfectly professional, and will keep you looking sharp and professional. They have the looks (plain, no-nonsense lace-up styling and embossed logo detailing), and the functionality (leather lining and lightly cushioned footbed) to suit any setting.

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2. Allen Edmonds

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An American shoemaker founded in 1922, Allen Edmonds’ shoes all feature Goodyear welted construction for greater durability. These Strand Cap-Toe Oxfords are based on the classic senior executive’s cap-toe brogue, the favourite style of Allen Edmonds CEO & President, Paul Grangaard. These are a sure-fire way to raise your game at work!

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3. Aldo

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If you’re a recent college graduate looking for a shoe that looks the part but won’t cost the earth, the Aldo Dalille Oxford is well worth a look. Its reasonably-priced good quality leather shoes are perfect for the office. This top-stitched leather upper is balanced by a built-up rubber sole, creating a sleek and professional look.

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4. Church’s

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Founded in 1873, Church’s is a British shoe company with a rich history. The company’s shoes for men are all classics, and these Oxfords are no exception. Give your professional wear the ultimate top-off with these. They have polished leather uppers that can be buffed to a high sheen and a leather sole that is made to last.

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5. Loake

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Since its foundation in 1880, Loake has been making quality Goodyear-welted footwear, now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. These men’s formal shoes, ideal for the workplace or evening wear, are typical of the quality to expect from Loake. With leather soles, uppers, and lining, and robust lace-up fastening, they are a quality footwear item.

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6. Grenson

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Grenson is another British shoe brand dating back to the 19th Century, established in 1866. Although the company has dozens of styles perfect for the office, its simple lace-ups in black calf-grain leather have a classic, unfussy aesthetic that works with any suit or occasion. This pair of Matthew Black-Calf Oxfords are typical of the classic stylings and quality construction that is typical of Grenson.

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7. Magnanni

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The Spanish shoe brand Magnanni is famous for its timeless design and beautiful Spanish leather. The Saffron Oxford is a classic lace-up style, in a beautifully distinctive colour, hand-finished in the company’s premises in Almansa, Spain.

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