For a long time, dress shoes were stale and stuffy, the byproduct of an unsaid delineation between our work and weekend wardrobes. Then, about two years ago, something weird happened: That invisible divide came crumbling down, and the footwear game exploded with all sorts of far-out colors splashed on conventional silhouettes. (Call it the Mark McNairy trickle-down effect.) We’re not saying you need to spend $400 on a pair of camouflage chukkas, but it wouldn’t hurt to give your shoe rack a tasteful pick-me-up. That’s why we’re big fans of these gray suede wingtips from Amsterdam Shoe Company, which keep things interesting with a subtle pop. To finally put an end to that seasonal affective disorder, try going sockless with a pair of rolled-up chinos. (Showing a little ankle never killed anyone.) Then, when you’re done hiding your feet under a desk all day, stroll down to your local watering hole and raise a glass to the weekend. [$228; amsterdamshoeco.com]
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