Let’s look at your options based on the scenarios that you will face in the next 6 weeks (summer)
Work – Penny loafer, leather or suede. Black or brown. Cannot go wrong. Works sans socks if you are looking to show more ankle.
Match with: a sizeable turn up on high waisted trousers
Holiday – Belgian loafers with smart tailored shorts still gives a relaxed look without scrimping on classic style.
Match with: well tailored shorts and shirt with sleeves rolled and an extra button undone
Casual – Tasselled loafers work with denim fantastically well, try chocolate brown or court controversy with white suede
Match with: tapered denim and deconstructed work jacket, dress down with a white tee
To impress – Driving shoes are easy to dress up or down, Tods do a wonderful selection in both suede and leather.
Match with: smart shorts again, really let your imagination run riot with the colours, mustard yellow or Ferrari red
Functional – Boat shoes offer a comfortable and durable alternative for the unpredictable English summers.
Match with: chinos and short sleeved shirt with a merino v-neck over the shoulders for when the inevitable clouds come