Everyone owns some sort of boat shoes. They are everywhere – especially inland. My experience with boat shoes is that they look clunky in short order. While this is part of their charm – as described in the OPHB, driving shoes are a more streamlined, professional look. If boat shoes are station wagons, driving shoes are sports cars.
Driving shoes are completely interchangeable with boat shoes – wear them with jeans, khakis, or shorts in almost any situation. Watch how this simple footwear swap out matures your outfit exponentially…. Some options:
(From the top left):
1. Martin Dingman Osage Alligator Grain Driving Shoes in Cognac: Croc print – let’s call it the ‘extra sauce’.
2. Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoe in Tan: Extremely soft leather.
3. Johnston & Murphy McKinnon Buckle Drivers in Cocoa: Call me crazy, that that buckle is a nice touch.
4. Polo by Ralph Lauren Terry Ribbon Driver in Tan: Extra points for the ribbon. Don’t wear a matching watch strap.
5. Billy Reid Leather Driving Shoe in Brown: They already have a worn look out of the box.
6. Cole Haan Air Grant Driving Shoes in Bark Suede: Suede. Period.
What am I missing?