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FOOTWEAR MATCHING GUIDE

The Cotton Team
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Wondering what shoes go with a blue suit, cotton chino trousers, jeans or chino shorts? Follow The Cotton’s Footwear Matching Guide to ensure you never put a step wrong! Whether you’re matching dress trousers, chinos, jeans or shorts we’ll have the answer when it comes to pairing them with matching coordinated shoes.

 

Shorts, Invisible Socks and Street Style footwear

Starting from a very casual summer style if you are wearing Chino Shorts you are best suited to go for an invisible sock also known as 'no show socks' look matched with the following shoe options:

  • Street Style Loafers
  • Trainers
  • Tassel Loafer
  • Slip on Trainers
 
 

 


 
 

Jeans, Invisible Socks or sports socks and Casual/Street Style footwear

For a more casual and relaxed styling when wearing straight jeans, you have a couple of options for socks: your can either go for an invisible sock 'no show sock' or a sports socks which can be combined with following footwear options:

  • Street Style Loafers
  • Wingtip or Chelsea Boots
  • Plain Toe Derby’s Shoe
  • High Trainers
  • Trainers
 
 

 

 

Classic Chinos, Casual Plain socks and Casual footwear

Moving on to casual styling when you are planning to wear a slim fit or relaxed fitting Chino trouser, casual plain crew socks are your best option pairing them with the following footwear options:

  • Slip on Bit Loafers
  • Slip On Penny Loafer
  • Chukka or Chelsea Boots
  • Plain Toe Derby’s Shoe
 
 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

Formal Trouser, Multi-coloured casual socks and Dress footwear

If you are going for a semi formal or formal look, think about straight fit formal trousers and if you are feeling daring enough combine them with fancy multi-coloured socks just like Justin Trudeau and showcase your confidence! Pair your semi formal look with the following footwear options:

  • Perforation longwing Brogues
  • Perforation full Brogues
  • Double or triple Strap Monk Shoes
  • Lace Up Plain Toe Derby’s
  • Lace Up Wing Tip Balmorals
 
 

 

 

Suit Trouser, Formal Dress Plain socks and Dress/Formal footwear

Finally, for a very formal suited dress code with suiting trouser option you are best suited to go for formal socks which can be combined with following footwear options:

  • Lace Up Dress Boots
  • Perforation Quarter Brogue
  • Lace Up Cap Toe Oxfords
  • Lace Up whole cut Oxfords
  • Formal Black Oxford Polished calfskin
 
 

 
 
Thanks, as always, for reading.
The Cotton Team!

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