I love a good pair of shoes.

Nothing says you went the extra mile, paid attention to the small details, or gave 110%, quite like finishing your outfit with a killer pair.

Today I want to highlight three unique footwear options from our friends at Johnston & Murphy.

These would be a great addition to your collection once you’ve taken care of the basics and are looking for something more unique and interesting.

Karnes Wingtip

karnes wingtip

This is the kind of wingtip I’d wear with denim. Go with the tan calfskin colorway. The burnished brogue detailing is bold, and the lug sole adds a bit of toughness.

Seriously, you get the rugged boot feel as you walk, with the polished, put-together look of your favorite brogues. Great choice. Check out the Karnes Wingtip »

Hannigan Cap Toe Boot

hannigan boot

This boot is amazing. It’s made from calfskin (meaning it’s extra soft and supple out of the box) and burnished by hand, which gives it a unique color… not just the flat black leather you may be used to.

I also love the subtle color contrast here. The stitching is a deep blue; not noticeable at first glance, but upon closer inspection, a small detail the discerning guy can appreciate. The stitch color is complemented by the blue highlight in the sole, heel, and laces.

Get dressed up with these shoes: I’d go with a suit in the grey family, ideally. Something with a navy ground would also work. At the very least, throw on a pair of dress trousers. Take a look at the Hannigan Cap Toe Boot »

Hannigan Double Strap

hannigan suede double strap

A polished leather double monk strap is great to have, but if you want something just slightly different, go with suede.

Sure, you’ll have to be careful in wet weather, but all that takes is a quick check of the forecast on your mobile phone.

This dark brown italian suede would look great with a textured pair of trousers, but also plays well with a pair of chinos or denim on the weekends. Your call. Peep the suede double straps »

Which ones are your favorite?

Let me know in the comments below.

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