Rules of Style: Advice about Shoes from Top Menswear Designers

The world's leading designers—including Rick Owns, Steven Alan and Thom Browne—share tips for buying and wearing shoes for all occasions.

Kenneth Cole

"Beyond any other accessory, shoes will have a very significant impact on how you look—they make the whole outfit come together. There's that old adage that before you judge somebody you should walk a mile in their shoes. Then if you don't like them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. What you wear below the ankles is critical."

Slide 1: Photo courtesy of Timo Weiland; Slide 2: Photo courtesy of Calvin Klein; Slide 3: Photo courtesy of Chai Brothers; Slide 4: Photo courtesy of Isaia; Slide 5: Photo courtesy of Patrick Robinson; Slide 6: Photo courtesy of Lifetime TV; Slide 7: Photo courtesy of Andreas Sjodin; Slide 8: Photo courtesy of Thom Browne; Slide 9: Photo courtesy of Duckie Brown; Slide 10: Photo courtesy of Steven Alan; Slide 11: Photo courtesy of Todd Snyder; Slide 12: Photo courtesy of Tim Little.
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