The strap and buckle shoe is the perfect footwear for the navy blazer, in my opinion. If the blazer and gray flannels are not quite a suit, what could be more appropriate than a great looking shoe that is not quite suitable for wear with a suit?
More commonly known as the monk strap, the chestnut strap and buckle makes a good sixth pair of dress shoes in a wardrobe. Like the blazer, it will do for the office when it must, but it is more comfortable dressed up on the weekend.
And there it shines. Give me a mottled brown monk strap toe under my flannels and I am a happy man.
Photo: Edward Green