Shoes for offbeat grooms, groomsmen, bridesboys, and lovers of fancy men's footwear #Offbeat grooms#Wedding Shoes#genderqueer#groom gear September 28 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. We all know that Converse are the un-official shoe of the Offbeat Groom, and that's awesome. We're fully in support of All-Stars. They're sweet shoes, and imminently affordable. But what about for the discerning dude/genderqueer who wants something a little more formal, a little less athletic? Something that's going to be fancy as hell and can be resoled? Well! Today I bring you my current favorite crop of men's formal footwear. Of course there's some Fluevog action in here, but I've also got some Vivienne Westwood, some green-soled Jil Sanders, and some skull-covered Jeffery-West. I also made a point to include some double monk straps, which are my husband's current obsession. Random bonus shoe Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Make playable 7" vinyl records for your concert-themed wedding invitations NEXT Why I keep my eye on Edinburgh's Lauren McGlynn Photography Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] Oooh, I spy some gothy boots! I think he's just going to wear his dr. martens though, otherwise I'd have to investigate these shoes further! Reply I love it! Men's footwear is so often overlooked. Just want to add… don't write off Cole Haan! Despite their rep for stodgy work shoes, someone seems to have been busy in the design studio. If you like the idea of a bright sole but don't have the bank for Jil Sander when it's not on sale: http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-harrison-eva-oxford-navy-nubuck-black Casual wingtips with contrasting laces for a pop of dapper color (and they're on sale): http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-colton-casual-wing-tip-navy-textured Saddle shoes. There's a pink, a purple, and a plaid (along with more neutral choices): http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-air-colton-saddle-ashley-blue-nubuck-navy-croc-print There were some fly boots, a black shoe with bright pink laces and pink detailing in the sole (oh what the hell, here's a link: http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-harrison-ultimate-wing-oxford-charcoal-grain), and I noticed a monk's strap wingtip in the mix, too… Reply My husband wore Cole Haan saddle shoes at our wedding! His were grey with blue. He got way more compliments on his shoes than on mine! Reply Ooh, were they like these? http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-air-colton-saddle-shoe/3340403 Reply Close…these are it! http://www.lyst.com/shoes/cole-haan-charcoal-greynavy-croc-air-colton-saddle-oxford/ pretty damn snazzy. Reply Thanks for the Cole Haan recommendation! My Fiancé now has purple shoes he loves! Made my day. I agree they must have a new designer. (and some friends are buying the plaid ones too!) Reply I'm wearing big black 10 eyelet docs or a pair of black oxfords, either way, they'll be shoes I'll use regularly once I'm allowed to get them scuffed. Reply No shoe listing is complete without New Rock!! They don't only do boots – they have some smashing creepers and loafers as well: http://www.newrockstore.com/zona1/catalog/default.php?cPath=3&osCsid=8bjk2svoiltjua684a2fib9gi3 Yeah, they're definitely expensive but Spanish leather is amazing and will last a long time! 1 agrees Reply I just tried on the amazing white and blue Fluevogs this weekend! They're even more amazing in person and so comfortable. My sister bought them in orange 1 agrees Reply Can you repost the link for the checkerboard creepers? I love them, but when I clicked on the pic the page could not be found Reply It appears they've sold out. They're Costume National's Checkerboard Oxford Creeper, and I'm not seeing them online anywhere. Sorry about that! Reply Guess I will be quicker on the draw next time! Thanks for the info, though! Reply YUM Has there been a tomboy/butch women's footwear post on here? I'm a woman who prefers more masculine footwear (so not just flat shoes) but my feet are too small for me to wear men's shoes. I need unfeminine shoes in women's sizes! 1 agrees Reply I'd LOVE to do a post like that, but it's not a style I know much about. I'm ALWAYS open to doing a curated guestpost full of awesome shoes! Get in touch if you want to know more! Reply Do it! http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/pwp.jsp?l=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001+70016+4294966454+50146/t-WOMEN'S|OXFORDS Reply Check out Stacey Adams for really cool shoes as well. I use them all the time for Historical shows and they look and feel FANTASTIC! Reply The first pair… is SO perfect for my guy. Our colors and everything. They are expensive… I'll have to think about it… but they are really cool. Reply I want them in Girls. Reply These are so lovely, I love the black & green ones… but for $435, not happening! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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