March 18, 2021
Leather sneakers are something every man should have in their wardrobe. Owning a quality, trusted pair you can wear both in the office and after hours offers a grown-upaesthetic and casual ease when building your best fit.
When it comes to styling, leather sneakers for men have seemed to fall into a state of complacency. The simplest answer to a leather sneaker dilemma is a pair of white leather sneakers—you know, your AF1s, Stan Smiths, Club C’s, Common Projects...
Those white leather sneakers are great, but the opportunities of other great colorways like brown, black, navy, mahogany, and more are just as clean and classic. They’re easy to style too and make you stand out of the sea of sameness.
That’s why in 2021, we’re showcasing leather sneakers beyond the basic white colorway.
Here are some of the best leather sneakers beyond white we are creating at Marc Nolan, along with outfits sourced directly from our community.
What’s great about black leather sneakers is they’re easy to pair with your outfits. Moving to genuine leather models like our Ash and Declan will give you a luxe feel and make others notice your attention to the material details.
Generally speaking, black sneakers are some of the best pieces of footwear to start an outfit around. Declan and Ash pair great with all types of jeans, specifically with dark colors like black and grey, and also with a light wash if you want to find an appropriate contrast.
Black shoes are also great if you have a specific piece in your wardrobe that you want to wear. They allow you to break out that sleek black biker jacket or that earth-toned bomber jacket. Maybe you have a piece of Japanese denim you’d like to wear? These sneakers work for all types of high-quality denim too.
|Ash Trainers Black||Declan Black Sneakers|
The modern man’s wardrobe should reflect his lifestyle, and we are focused on finding that happy medium between comfort and elevation in all of our pieces.
So yes, Marc Nolan leather loafers and dress shoes are also sneakers by definition.
If you’re looking for a black leather piece of footwear for your wardrobe, timeless silhouettes like our Ace, Boardwalk, and Jasper are perfect for those who want to lean more into a dressier look while also keeping comfortability top of mind.
|Ace Black Penny Loafers||Boardwalk Black Horse-Bit Loafers||Jasper Brogue Wingtip Sneakers|
Below are outfit inspirations from some of our best traditional black leather sneakers beyond white.
Brown is another color that will make an outfit come together—especially when we’re talking about leather.
Brown leather sneakers aren’t far from what you can do with black. Contrary to general belief, brown has a lot of fun versatility in styling. They work exceptionally well when paired with blues: think medium-wash blue denim, light wash denim, navy. Brown leather also works well with lighter shades of black and grey when appropriate.
|Ash Tan Trainers|
The Abe, Boardwalk, and Jasper are our signature Marc Nolan takes of great genuine leather shoes. Whether you are looking to wear classic loafer styles like the penny or horsebit, or a traditional dress shoe like an oxford or wingtip, we’ve taken several iconic designs and fit them to handle the elements.
|Abe Cognac Plaid Penny Loafers||Boardwalk Mahogany Horse-Bit Loafers|
Below are outfit inspirations from some of our best traditional brown leather sneakers, sourced from our Marc Nolan wearers themselves.
How original would it be of us to recommend black and brown leather sneakers over white? Not that original is the answer.
We know great leather sneakers exist in other colorways as well.
Who can’t forget all the awesome tastes of red, from crimson to fire engine? Or what about green? Navy?
|Ace Wine Penny Loafers||Ash Navy Trainers|
Below are outfit inspirations from other great leather sneaker color ways we carry.
Genuine leather sneakers are elite in their own right. They should be celebrated instead of shied away from.
While white may seem like the easiest colorway to own, there’s just as much versatility in styling with other exceptional leather sneaker colorways. From black to brown, to crimson red, to Sacramento green, we know our community at Marc Nolan is always looking to elevate their wardrobe with bold new choices.
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