How to Match Your Belt to Your Shoes

Our Designer's Top 10 Belt & Shoe Combinations For Men

Matching Belt & Shoe Combinations For Men

According to Mark McNeill, Allen Edmonds' Design Director, "If a belt does not complement the shoes, it doesn't matter how nice either one is, your look will appear awkward and inattentive." So we asked for his help matching belts with some of our most iconic shoe styles and some new fall shoe styles.

Strand & Manistee Belt
Strand & Manistee Belt

Strand & Manistee Belt: These are two iconic examples of Allen Edmonds quality and timeless style. The perfing on the cap-toe shoe is matched beautifully on the Manistee belt and complement each other in every detail.

Park Avenue & Summit Ave Belt
Park Avenue & Summit Ave Belt

Park Avenue & Wide Basic or Summit Ave Belt: I love this iconic shoe with the classic look of our ever popular Wide Basic belt. For something different it also looks great with our new Summit Ave belt which has a laser designed paisley pattern that looks great paired with the clean lines of the Park Avenue.

Dalton Boot & Hackett Ave Belt
Dalton Boot & Hackett Ave Belt

Dalton Boot & Hackett Ave Belt: This wingtip boot in walnut has perfing on the wing and upper that beautifully complements the central design and stitching of the Hackett Ave belt in walnut.

Lake Forest & Crocker Ave Belt
Lake Forest & Crocker Ave Belt

Lake Forest & Crocker Ave Belt: The deep brown burnish of this dress loafer combined with the texture of our faux alligator belt creates a very sophisticated style.

Cavanaugh & Clay Ave Belt
Cavanaugh & Poplar or Clay Ave Belt

Cavanaugh & Poplar or Clay Ave Belt: The sleek profile of this loafer looks great with simple design of our Poplar belt. For another winning combination go with the stunning oxblood shade of this handsewn loafer with the stitching details of the belt in the same color and you have a very classic look.

St. John's & Wide Basic Belt
St. John's Double Monk Strap & Wide Basic Belt

St. John's Double & Wide Basic Belt: This new cap-toe shoe has so many intricate new details and our Wide Basic belt is the perfect complement to all of them.

Liverpool Chelsea Boot & Dearborn Belt
Liverpool Chelsea Boot & Dearborn Belt

Liverpool & Dearborn Belt: This modernized Chelsea boot in walnut looks unbeatable when combined with the clean lines of Dearborn dress belt. Together they’re sure to turn a few heads.

Alumnus & Central Ave Belt
Alumnus & Central Ave Belt

Alumnus & Central Ave Belt: Alumnus & Central Ave Belt: This cool, casual wingtip looks great with the relaxed style of the Central Ave belt. Together they give the wearer a youthful collegiate vibe.

Exchange Place & Midland Ave Belt
Exchange Place & Midland Ave Belt

Exchange Place & Midland Ave Belt: In oxblood or black, the high shine and clean lines of the belt is beautifully mirrored in the shoe and together they form the perfect dress pairing.

Academy & Central Ave Belt
Academy & Central Ave Belt

Academy & Central Ave Belt: Choose both in the natural color, the relaxed styles complement each other and work great with weekend attire and look right at home in any casual workplace.