Begginer's Guide to Wedding Men Shoes For Grooms

Chilli Brown Shoes with Dark Grey Suit - a good combination

Chilli Brown Shoes with Dark Grey Suit - a good combination

It is your big day.

That one day to celebrate your love and commit to spending the rest of your life with that special someone.

Amidst all that hustle, bustle and excitement, you forgot that one minor but important thing. Shoes. 

CustomMade has been helping grooms get that perfect men formal shoe for their big day in Singapore so...

Fear not, this guide will help you find the right wedding shoe for grooms and leave you more time to handle the more important matters of the wedding.  

When it comes to wedding shoes for grooms, there are three main factors to consider:

  1. Formal or Smart Casual

  2. Colors of the shoe

  3. Dancing

 

 

Formal Or Smart Casual Men Shoes

Traditionally, only black shoes are considered formal

Traditionally, only black shoes are considered formal

FORMAL

Your shoe choice should be dictated by how formal or casual your wedding event is. 

If your wedding is more formal, a classic black wholecut or oxfords would suit best with a tuxedo or suit (depending on color)

A rule of thumb will be that the less elaborate the shoe, the more formal it is. 

 

 

PRO-TIP: a black wholecut (second shoe on the left)is a very classy and elegant shoe that is meant for formal events and goes perfect with suits and tuxedo. 

 

Examples of classic formal Men shoes

Black Captoe Oxfords. Timless. (formal - perfect for black, blue, and dark grey suits. Also good for your everyday office wear)  

Black Captoe Oxfords. Timless. (formal - perfect for black, blue, and dark grey suits. Also good for your everyday office wear)  

Black Wholecut with Medallion Toe. Characterize by its simplicity and elegance(very formal - meant for black tie events)   

Black Wholecut with Medallion Toe. Characterize by its simplicity and elegance(very formal - meant for black tie events) 

 

Plain Toe Oxfords (Formal)

Plain Toe Oxfords (Formal)

Looking formal and dappered in black shoes

Looking formal and dappered in black shoes

Black Oxfords. Classic with a twist. (formal - good for grooms who want a classic shoe with a subtle difference) 

Black Oxfords. Classic with a twist. (formal - good for grooms who want a classic shoe with a subtle difference) 

LESS FORMAL

If your wedding is a less formal ceremony, you can relax on the color and style. 

For colors, depending on the suit, you can go brown, dark tan or even red. 

For shoe style, you can try out the more 'trendy' monk straps and brogues/medallion toe for your shoes. 

PRO-TIP: Adding a patina finish(darken edges fading to the leather color)will add more style to your shoes

 

Examples of more stylish Men shoes

Brogue shoes can add a little more style to your groom and groomsmen.

Brogue shoes can add a little more style to your groom and groomsmen.

Full Brogues Dark Brown shoes - stylish (By CustomMade Shoes)

Full Brogues Dark Brown shoes - stylish (By CustomMade Shoes)

Tan Burnished Double Monks Shoes - stylish (By CustomMade Shoes)

Tan Burnished Double Monks Shoes - stylish (By CustomMade Shoes)

Dark Brown Captoe Brogue Oxford - Classic & Stylish (By Church's)

Dark Brown Captoe Brogue Oxford - Classic & Stylish (By Church's)

Tan Semi Brogues Oxford - Stylish (good for stylish grooms with a grey suit) - By Loake

Tan Semi Brogues Oxford - Stylish (good for stylish grooms with a grey suit) - By Loake

Colors of Groom's Wedding Men Shoes

When it comes to shoe colors for the groom, it is largely dependent on the color of the suit and also the formality of the ceremony. 

Black is considered the most formal of colors and traditionally, any other than black is considered casual. 

A general rule of thumb will be that the darker the color, the more formal. 

 Useful Guide for matching suit with shoes and also the formality of shoes

Examples of colored dress Men shoes

Colored shoes can add a lot more fun and style to your groom and groomsmen. 

Colored shoes can add a lot more fun and style to your groom and groomsmen. 

Tan Patina Adeliade - Stylish (perfect with navy blue and grey suit) - CustomMade Shoes

Tan Patina Adeliade - Stylish (perfect with navy blue and grey suit) - CustomMade Shoes

Tan Patina full brogues - Stylish (Perfect with navy blue and grey suit) -CustomMade Shoes

Tan Patina full brogues - Stylish (Perfect with navy blue and grey suit) -CustomMade Shoes

MediumTan Full Brogue Derby with Medallion Toe From Loakes- Casual 

MediumTan Full Brogue Derby with Medallion Toe From Loakes- Casual 

Plain Brown Double Monks From Church's - Stylish (perfect for navy blue suit) 

Plain Brown Double Monks From Church's - Stylish (perfect for navy blue suit) 

Classic shoes in different colors and styles for a good mix between formal and stylish

Classic shoes in different colors and styles for a good mix between formal and stylish

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Dancing

Blake Stitched Leather Soles

Blake Stitched Leather Soles

If you are planning on dancing at your wedding, you may want to pay particular attention to your shoes, especially the soles. 

Look for soles that can handle moving your feet and sliding across the floor without being too sticky or sleek. 

A treaded rubber sole will make it hard to move and slide across the floor. 

Look for shoes with smooth leather soles or soft rubber soles without threading. 

For more resources on how to dress up for groom other than shoes, click here for this handy guide. 


Interested in getting a pair of shoes for your wedding?

CustomMade has been helping brides and grooms help the perfect pair of shoe for their wedding and we would love to help you too! 

No worries, simply book an appointment to find out more details and personalized guide for a shoe that fits your needs. 

*there is no additional "wedding" prices. We just want you to enjoy that perfect custom made shoe without costing a bomb as we know weddings in Singapore are already expensive enough.