You might be a sneaker or an ugly sandals kind of guy on most days, but there are times when you just need to whip out a pair of fancier, comfortable dress shoes. As you start adulting, those ‘formal’ events will present themselves more frequently. And inevitably, all of your friends will start sending wedding invitations, or you’ll have endless rounds of interviews to attend.

Whatever your case may be, it’s never too late to invest in a pair of dapper brown dress shoes and have them handy for your upcoming occasions. The best brown dress shoes for men will never fail to impress, and let us tell you—they’re much more versatile than you think.

The key is to pick a pair of dress shoes with the right material, color, silhouette, and craftsmanship. But with the plethora of options available in stores and online, it’s no easy task. To help you make a confident and informed decision, we’ve done the research and picked out the best men’s brown dress shoes you can buy right now.

Best Overall Brown Dress Shoes:
Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford at Allen Edmonds
Best Dark Brown Dress Shoes:
Äppelviken Dark Brown Calf at Myrqvist
Best Brown Casual Dress Shoes:
1461 Men’s Abruzzo Leather Oxford Shoes at Dr. Martens
Best Comfort Brown Dress Shoes:
Original Grand Wingtip Oxford at Cole Haan
Best Cognac Brown Dress Shoes:
Bannon Cognac Leather at Steve Madden
Best Brown Leather Dress Shoes:
Berluti Blake Whole-Cut Venezia Leather Oxford Shoes at Mr. Porter
Best Brown Suede Dress Shoes:
The Oxford at Comovita
Best Affordable Brown Dress Shoes:
Bruno Marc Men’s Leather Lined Dress Oxfords at Amazon
Best Brown Derby Dress Shoes:
Shannon Bookbinder Fume Derby Tabac at Church’s