The greatest shoes and accessories for him

Superlative styles + your favourite brands = the shoes and accessories set to elevate your look from pleasing to perfected. And handily for you, we’ve brought them all together in one place. Fill your boots (or, y’know, just buy some new ones).

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Blend in to stand out

Tonal dressing goes from strength to strength this season, providing an easy-to-wear trend and the perfect camouflage for city streets. So don’t ruin the look with clashing shoes and accessories; go for a complementary coloured bag and Axel Arigato’s single-colour kicks.

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Shape shifters

Unexpected textures and finishes. Pops of colour. Artistic shapes. These shoes and accessories wouldn’t look out of place in a sculptor’s studio, but look so much better in our wardrobes. Henry Moore, more, more, we say!

Christian Louboutin – shoes and bag / Givenchy – suit and shirt

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The life and sole

You’ve got the invite and the suit – but what about the finishing touches? For event dressing with an edge, it’s time to knock on the door of Mr Louboutin. From the signature red soles and studding to the best Italian craftsmanship, Christian Louboutin knows how to make shoes and accessories that will put a swag in your step.

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Sartorial smarts

Attention-grabbing style isn’t all about bright colours and unexpected shapes – sometimes its simply about giving the classics a twist. Take, for example, Eytys’ crisp-white leather kicks, or Maison Margiela’s roomy black tote (our top pick for a ‘business bag’ made cool).

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Streets ahead

High-vis taping, graphic prints and bold strokes of colour: the trusty streetwear duo of backpack and sneakers takes on a bolder, almost industrial look this season, with OFF-WHITE, Y-3 and NIKE leading the charge. The perfect match for brand-of-the-moment Hera.

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The painter's studio

“Every good painter paints what he is,” said Jackson Pollock – so we’ve taken this pretty literally with our pick of painterly shoes and accessories. The influence of Pollock’s paint splats and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graffiti-like designs can be seen all over the men’s collections this season and while you might not always pair the styles together, we’ll certainly be investing in a few of these artistic wonders.

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Archi-textures

Breathable knitted finishes and architectural shapes are our top draws when it comes to sneakers this spring. Valentino’s also have a pleasing pop of colour for fashion-week-worthy style – just add a bum bag, slung over the shoulder, to give your look more style kudos than Karl Lagerfeld’s bouffant.

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Let it slide

Forget dodgy harem pants and clunky sandals – when on holiday you’re a walking-talking sartorial ambassador for your country. This summer, you’ll find us side-stepping the ‘Brit aboard’ clichés with simple canvas totes and smart leather sliders – this pair by Loewe are our current favourites.

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