FEATURED WOMEN’S DESIGNER DRESS SHOES
Perfect Dress Shoes for your Perfect Outfit
It’s a common stereotype. We’re always hearing that girls care about dress shoes and boys do not. But the truth is that we all want to look good. Nobody wants to turn up to the important event they’ve been waiting for looking out of place; not women, not men.
Whether it’s those high heeled prom dress shoes or the finest evening dress shoes to go with your suit, we all need to know how to make good decisions for ourselves. While women are often exposed to a huge variety of dress shoes in a vast array of styles, designs and colours, men’s dress shoes may seem rather homogeneous and uninteresting in comparison.
But that doesn’t mean you should take out any old dress shoes. For both men and women, dress shoes can say a lot about how you see yourself and how you intend for others to see you. There are many styles to choose regardless of gender. Great dress shoes can make “just any outfit” into a great one, and a great outfit can lead to wherever you let yourself go. Don’t be afraid to take an interest in your appearance! Break away from those boundaries!
But with such variety, how are we to choose? If we want to know how to use dress shoes to make our image, we need to understand just what it that high quality formal dress shoes can do for us.
The importance of quality dress shoes
In 1938, a university professor by the name of Luther Cressman made an important archaeological discovery. Out near the Fort Rock volcano in Oregon, the oldest known dress shoes were discovered. Estimated to be around ten thousand years old, the so called Sagebrush Bark sandals were constructed of essentially rope. Twine, made my wrapping fibres around a central “warp”, was tied together to make a flat sole, with ties over the top to keep it on the foot.
I wonder what life must have been like for people of this time. Who would have worn these dress shoes? What was it like the first time someone wore dress shoes? What would people say when they saw somebody wearing dress shoes for the first time in history? They must have been the envy of all those around them. Perhaps the most important member of the group would have demanded a pair. Perhaps he wanted them before everybody else.
dress shoes were a new idea; a new technology! Today as we rush after all new gadgets and the latest stylish iPhone, we want to be ahead of the curve. It is a status symbol; it says that you are worth a lot and that you care about yourself.
dress shoes as a fine art form
Fast forward another five thousand years and we observe the development of the first leather dress shoes, made from a variety of animal skins. In the middle ages, skilled European craftsmen began to produce high quality dress shoes for the rich and cultured members of society. Techniques such as the stitching on of soles, and later on dress shoes curving in at the sides to provide a more pleasing look and design were developed.
dress shoes had become more than simply just something you put on your feet to the keep them clean and protected. They had begun to say something about the wearer. Nobody worth their while, of any importance would have been seen in peasant’s dress shoes.
As new materials and manufacturing techniques were developed in the 20th century, dress shoes have become an art form. The latest designs from fashion designers such as Bruno Magli, Christian Siriano and, until recently, the late Alexander McQueen regularly grace our tabloids. High heel dress shoes without the heel! There are all kinds of fancy and elegant dress shoes around today. The choice becomes an ocean as you dip your toe in.
And who is it that is seen in these dress shoes? Tokyo fashion designer Noritaka Tatehana’s career went astronomical after Lady Gaga elected to show herself to the world in his vibrant, extravagant and fancy shoe designs. The highest people in society care about their dress shoes and want every inch of their body to be draped in high quality, fashionable material. They need a respectable outfit if they’re to attain a respectable image.
What can dress shoes do for you?
The fashion choices of famous celebrities may be one thing, but how can hard-working, respectable people like you and me use our dress shoes to craft our image? It’s all about the quality! Show everyone that you have style and self worth and who knows who you will meet?