Published on September 12th, 2017 | by Janine Giorgenti


5 Must Have Men’s Dress Shoes for Fall 2017

The Best Dress Shoes

How many do you have in your wardrobe?

A ‘good’ dress shoe is not defined by how ‘blindingly’ shiny they are, or, how loud they clack on a marble lobby floor. A good dress shoe is one that combines elements of style, functionality, and most importantly – versatility.

Whether it be shoes, topcoats, ties, or any article of clothing; one thing that I am very particular is that there is a ‘flow’ and purpose to what you wear.

What good is a dress shoe if it doesn’t go with 90% of your wardrobe?

The following are 5 Must Have Dress Shoes for your wardrobe:

1. Monk Strap Shoes


Monk Strap Shoes are the mere definition of ‘versatility’.

They go well with a sharp business casual attire as well as for a more casual jeans/button-down look. They are comfortable, stylish, and carry a vintage quality that reflects positively upon your overall fashion sense.

2. Wingtip Shoes


Combining masterfully stitched perforations with a sleek leather face, wingtip shoes are as suited for your corner office as they are for your after-hours networking functions. They’re also very reasonably priced. Ask me about our Johnston & Murphy collection of wingtip shoes.

3. Penny Loafers


My clients rave about the comfort that penny loafers offer, especially how easy they are to slip on and off. These stylish shoes offer great fashion value and an “airy” feel to them with their breathable leather upper and – overall – flexible design.

4. Plain Toe Oxford Shoes


Arguably the most prominent (and popular) form of oxford shoe, the plain toe oxford is a top choice among businessmen who wear it with suit ensembles and business casual outfits. Equally as popular in brown and in black, the plain toe oxford shoe’s defining feature is the extra layer of leather added to the toe box, giving it the “toe cap”. In many oxford shoes, there is also a “heel cap”.

In black, the plain toe oxford shoe can also serve tuxedo outfits.

5. Derby Shoes


Similar to oxford shoes, the Derby shoes have evolved from being hunting shoes in the 1800’s to “on the town” shoes in the 20th century. The defining contrast between derby shoes and oxford shoes lies in the construction, namely the “open lacing”.

The Johnston and Murphy Line. Available at Giorgenti.


‘Finish the look’ with a beautiful pair of Johnston & Murphy shoes for your Fall wardrobe.

Book your fitting with Janine Giorgenti at Giorgenti New York’s new Garden City location!

Call (516) 200-4088 (office) or (646) 957-6916 (cell).

The Garden City showroom is located at:

1325 Franklin Avenue
Suite 255
Garden City, NY 11530

About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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5 Must Have Men’s Dress Shoes for Fall 2017

by Janine Giorgenti