Popular belief and sweeping stereotypes have always portrayed men to be a lot less fashion-minded than the fairer sex. And if that's a notion you personally believe in, let me go ahead and throw a few names your way. Gianni Versace, Marc Jacobs, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren. What strikes as the two commonalities between all these names? Yep, they are the biggest designers and powerhouses the world of fashion has seen in history. And, of course, the fact that they're all men.
While there might be some truth to men being slightly less fussy about their fashion choices, asserting that men aren't interested in looking stylish at all, would be a blatant lie. Everybody, regardless of their sex or gender or any other demographic for that matter, wants to look good. The definition of "looking good" might vary across populations, yes, but regardless, if given the choice and resources, I doubt there exists a person who'd rather be poorly dressed just 'cause.
Speaking of stereotypes, another popular and annoyingly untrue belief advocates that men's fashion, is always way more expensive than apparel for women. So let us kill two birds with one stone and present you with this list that aims to demolish two of the most persistent stereotypes about men and their fashion options. Here, we've rounded up 5 splendidly stylish pair of summer shoes for men, all under INR 1,000, that you can swear by for the rest of the season. The best part? You get to put your fashionable foot forward, while also being thrifty, and exactly yourself.
Mood: The Corporate Bossman
These formal shoes are as comfortable as it gets, while also falling under the category of fashionable office footwear. The structure of this pair is perfectly in line with contemporary trends in men's footwear and features a subtle textured finish that makes it all the suaver.
Mood: The Effortlessly-Cool Guy
Minimalistic, trendy and featuring a textured midfoot strap, these sliders will go perfectly with all your cool-guy moments. Whether it's a pair of ripped jeans you throw these shoes with or just some casual board shorts, this summer-friendly pair is bound to get you a look or two.
Mood: The Trendy Jock
Calling all lovers of sneakers! This pair is an ideal choice for all the men with a keen fashion-focus and a dominantly sporty sense of style. The round-toe ends coupled with the all-over perforated details land these stylish sneakers on our list of highly-recommended and affordable footwear for men.
Mood: The Intellectual Type
This pair will invoke the writer you never knew you had in you! Featuring a laid-back toe ring construction, and a midfoot strap with buckle closure, these sandals will go with both ethnic and western wear, with equal elegance and class. And also, the glossy leather finish, make the pair look a lot more expensive than they actually are!
Mood: The Free Soul
Ask yourself, can you really live through a couple of months of peak summer heat, without a fashionable pair of flip-flops by your side? This pair is well-suited for all casual errand runs and walks around the block, especially when you're mentally vacationing on a beach.
Dear men, let these great shoes take you to greater places!