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Fall Style Guide 2016: Must-Have Fall Footwear for Men

At Frederick Benjamin, we believe that it's never to late for a #freshstart and that definitely applies to your wardrobe. If you've been meaning to upgrade, we're making it easy. Our 2016 Fall Style Guide is meant to help you navigate some closet essentials so that you look and feel your best this season. If you missed them, checkout our favorite fall fragrances and best sweaters to wear as the weather transitions. This week's post is all about shoes and we'll share the types of footwear you need to get you through any occasion this fall. 

Fall Formal

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Understated but stylish, a black cap toe lace-up is a must-have for most formal occasions (interviews, presentations, big meetings). You might not get a lot of compliments but something like this from Meermin Mallorca will be a workhorse for years to come, even if you're just starting your shoe collection. Remember: no square toe shoes! It's just bad for business. 

Casual and Versatile

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Desert boots are an easy choice for business-casual attire. From chinos to denim, the suede adds just a bit of texture to bring the outfit together and anything in the dusty tan to deep brown spectrum is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe palette. Plus, they're super comfortable. You can get this very affordable version from H&M. 

Higher Fashion

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This is for some of our rock star guys. The silhouette is sleek and clean and we've seen everyone from Kanye to Miguel pull them off with some distressed jeans, a t-shirt, and a motorcycle jacket. So what's stopping you? Chelsea boots are a good idea pretty much all season. You can find a pair like this one from Topman. 

Classy Kicks

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Common Projects spearheaded the minimal, luxury sneaker movement and who can't tell why? These sneakers are clean, approachable and go with any weekend outfit. Plus, guys are always trying to get out of the door quicker. With some white low-tops on your shoe rack, getting dressed should be no problem. 

Heavy Duty

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Sometimes, you just want to stomp around in style. This collaboration boot from Red Wing and Brook's Brothers is all about quality leather and a thick, comfortable sole to get you through the fall season. Perfect with some selvage denim and a good sweater from last week's post. 

Casual Fly

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Wing tips add just that right amount of detail to really showcase the quality of the shoe. This blucher from Meermin Mallorca is perfect if you're doing a fall blazer (maybe houndstooth or checks) with some wool trousers (blue or grey are usually great picks). Whatever the look, a longwing like this should definitely be close at hand. 

Stay tuned next week as we bring you the final installments of this month's Fall Style Guide Series! And as always, it starts from the top. Get your own hair care and styling regimen here