Slip-ons are an optimal option to beat the heat and keep cool on a tropical island like ours. Seemingly suspended in an eternal summer, you sometimes just want to kick off those boots and trade them in for some airy clogs.
As breathable as they might be, slip-ons could be tricky to style. You could potentially end up with a mismatched outfit if your choices aren’t considered with enough care. One surefire way to keep it stylish and not kopitiam-core (unless that is your intention of course, you anti-fashion rebel) is to stick to the theme. If the look is tailoring-centric, try mules which are covered throughout and much more structured than your typical pair of slip-ons. Trying to fit sandals into your punk aesthetic? Look for DIY elements such as safety pins and spiked embellishments to achieve a consistent look.
Materials are also a huge point of contemplation when it comes to the feeling that you want to evoke. A gabardine nylon or mesh body with rope details can exude a more masculine and rugged persona. Want to appear luxe and polished? Cop a pair with a velvet body for a play with textures that's subtle yet sensual in more ways than one.
Despite the predisposition to only wear slip-ons on casual occasions, there’s actually a huge variety of styles that will cater to any type of man and for any event. Here are some of our top picks that you can purchase online right now.