Plain Toe Shoes

Ditch the brogued wingtips and penny loafers for a pair of formal plain toe shoes. You've basically got two types: the oxford (also known as the balmoral), which has the eylets sewn underneath the vamp, resulting in a clean, uniform look. You've also got the blucher, which sews the eyelets on top of the vamp, for a still-clean yet different silhouette. Allen Edmonds' Sutter is about as subtle and versatile as bluchers go. If you want to step up your game, invest in these Margiela Balmorals with a painted detail on the sole for that little extra design detail that'll set you apart.

Allen Edmonds Sutter Black Leather
Buy It Now at Allen Edmonds, $249

Maison Martin Margiela Captoe Balmoral
Buy It Now at Barneys, $529