Every guy should probably have a simple, well-made lace-up shoe in his arsenal. A classic, sturdy pair of bluchers, derbies or oxfords that are elegant yet understated enough to wear to interviews, weddings and other special events. But they should also be comfortable and versatile enough to wear on more everyday occasions like to work or on a date. Handsome enough to pull your look together, but not flashy enough to distract from it.

Shown left: $675 by Sid Mashburn