10 shoes every guy must own this summer

Summer might mean less clothes on the body, but your shoes should still look excellent.

Neil Churchill May 6, 2015

For romanticists, summer announces its arrival through longer days, holiday bookings and the whimsical idea of buying an old convertible. But for us fashion-conscious lot, we know summer is here when a man's footwear changes. For us, summer means rolled up chinos with slip on loafers by day, and hemmed suit trousers with monk strap brogues by night.

While we do have a thing for the chelsea boot and heavier derby in the winter months, and the smorgasbord of crossover footwear in spring, summer is where we really come into our own. Here's our select choice of shoes every guy should be stocking up his wardrobe with in the coming weeks.

The undoubted highlight of Santoni's summer shoes is its colonial range. A mix of soft, woven and perforated leather paired with jute makes an unusual match for these unique shoes. Loafers, lace-up and monk-strap shoes in beige and brown tones alongside white soles give a perfect smart summer look for the cultured man. 

Juxtaposing everyday utility with luxury hand-craftsmanship and innovative details, the new summer shoes from Coach features iconic shapes updated with a modern downtown attitude and fashion-forward styles. Its line includes stylish trainers and a classic derby but these loafers and penny slip-ons are perfect for the hot months ahead. 

Over the last decade, Tod's has become synonymous with casual class for men's footwear, and this year's summer range is no different. There is the (now classic) driving loafer, in a variety of bright colours in its 2015 line, but there's also a more formal loafer that looks perfect for the south of France. 

Cb Made in Italy
Not for the faint hearted, Cb Made in Italy's summer line is bright and bold to say the least. If you opt for the flower or leopard print range, or any of the other outbursts of colour that adorn the rest of the collection, be sure to pair them with a plain and simple trousers and shirt. These shoes can do all the talking your outfit needs.