A pair of Allen Edmonds captoe oxfords in a dark oxblood brown, perhaps the most versatile color of dress shoe going. It works with with tans, grays, navys, dark blues, and even charcoals. T he men's style blogosphere presents a great deal of material on purchasing, wearing, and caring for leather dress shoes. But for average guys looking to kick up there everyday footwear style several notches, keep things simple to begin with. Start with three good quality pairs of leather dress shoes with laces, for versatility, one in dark reddish oxblood/cordovan/bergundy, a second in a plain dark brown, and a third pair in black. Wait on getting loafers, which are a more casual shoe and usually don't look right worn with a suit. . . although you'll see lots of clueless goofs who do so anyway. Don't stray into that territory yourself however! While there are a number of good quality shoe brands out there, but long-time visitors to The Average Guy'