1. JOHN LOBB
The backstory: After opening shop on London’s glittery Regent Street back in 1866, this dress shoe label quickly acquired a loyal following for its impeccably crafted and classic designs. A Parisian outpost followed suit, and in 2014, designer Paula Gerbase – known for her own sleek label and masculine style – took the creative reigns as Artistic Director.
Why we love them: For giving us top-notch dress shoes that won’t ever date.