Pictured: the Grenson Archie in Chestnut.
Double-soled and bulbous, but beautiful. This is about as casual as what we’d call a dress shoe can get. Double soled. Heavily brogued (broguing is the punch-hole decoration), brown, and fat.
But wouldn’t this look lovely with jeans? Or with odd trousers with a big two inch cuff? Or corduroys? The heft of this shoe stands up to denim, which is unusual for a dress shoe. The double soles and Goodyear welting mean that they’ll last a lifetime, as well.
One note: if you don’t feel like paying full freight, Grenson seconds do come up from time to time on Ebay, so keep your eyes peeled (and your US-to-UK size converter handy).
(via Men’s Flair)