Wingtips have a style all their own. Originally built with that extra leather to withstand the rigors of hard labor, they now are a great way to dress up your wardrobe. The question that always comes up is: how do you wear men’s wingtip shoes and what do you wear with them?
A pair of wingtips in your wardrobe is great for a little style and diversity. Here are a few different ways you can wear wingtips and look cool enough when you step out to an important event or date.
Wearing Wingtips with Jeans
A few shoemakers, like Frye, have created some great wingtip shoes that are a little more casual and look really cool with jeans. They go great with a button-down shirt and a blazer or without the coat at all. They will help bring a little more diversity to your wardrobe, and believe me — people will comment on them.
Wearing Men’s Wingtips with Slacks
Wingtips tend not to be very formal, so you don’t want to wear them with a tuxedo or anything overly dressy. Wingtip dress shoes look best with slacks and a coat. It’s a great way to diversify your look and add something very few guys dare to. They give you a little more style when you want a different look and aren’t going “black tie.”
Wearing Wingtips with a Nice Pair of Cords
While wingtips look great with a pair of slacks, you can also wear them with nice cords for a different look. Make sure the color of your pants complements the shoes. When adding something as unique as wingtips, you want to make sure you have the basics covered as well.
What Are Wingtip Shoes and Wingtips?
Definition: Wingtip shoes feature a toe cap that comes to a point in the center, and spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, in a shape that somewhat resembles wings. This part of the shoe is sometimes perforated with small holes around the edges, but not always.
Wingtips are nearly always a popular style for men, but depending on the trends, they’re often available for women as well.
While wingtip shoes sometimes feature uppers of more than one color, their coloring has nothing to do with whether or not they’re wingtips. A single-hued shoe with the properly-designed toe cap is still a wingtip.
Also Known As: full brogues
Alternate Spellings: wingtips, wing-tips, wingtip shoes, wingtip shoes