Mens Dress Shoes – Mens Shoes Online Australia


Matador Shoes is Australia’s best online mens shoe shop to buy quality Spanish made mens dress shoes. We have a large selection of leather hand made shoes.

Luis is a new style shoe that has arrived in as part of our summer range. It is a really different design we at Matador Shoes came up with ourselves. It has It is a unique patterned “picado” design in the centre piece of the leather.
The Luis model shoe is made in Spain by artisan shoe makers from the Valencia region which is famous for its beautifully hand crafted leather shoes. Luis is a versatile shoe that goes great with any type of suit or can be work to dress up a pair of trousers or jeans. We have limited stocks of this shoe so don’t miss out.



Ten rules for wearing a suit

Ten things that never work with wearing a suit.

1. Sun glasses – If you are going to wear sun glasses and a suit at the same time never ever wear sports sun glasses. Wear wire frame glasses or else you just look like a sports teacher at a wedding. Only the blues brothers can pull this off!

2. Trainers – Trainers, running shoes or Chuck tailors will never look good with a suit. Even if you are a 60’s or 70’s pop star a suit should always be worn with dress shoes. If you need to walk to work then don’t wear your suit or catch a bus!

3. RM Willams Boots – What is it with some Australian men especially business men from Sydney. R M Williams boots are for wearing with jeans, if you work on a farm or are a country singer. Wearing them with a suit is a big no no and a major fashion disaster.

4. Buttoning your suit – When it comes to buttons on a suit you have to have the mind set that they are there for decoration. You should never do up all the button on your suit even if it is 10 below zero.

5. Shoulder Pads – We are in the year 2014 not 1991. If you still wear a suit from 1991 throw it away. Shoulder pads should not make you look like a gridiron player. Your suit should have pads that support the shoulder and fit the cut of the suit.  Furthermore it’s the only part of the suit that can’t be altered, so make sure the shoulder is right.

6.  Socks with Suits – You can wear crazy coloured socks with skinny jeans, brogues and poe jeans but wearing them with a suit is not such the done thing. You need to match your sdks with your suit. White socks are never to be worn, only on a sports field.

7.  Suit Sleeves – The sleeves of your suit should be the right length and should end about 1cm above your shirts cuffs. A baggy sleeve looks sloppy and makes the whole suit look shapeless.

8. White Shoes – White shoes will never ever look good with a suit unless you are a Colombian drug lord or pimp. Your shoes are very important and if you are going to wear a suit buy some decent mens dress shoes. Black derby shoes or if you are wearing a blue suit born shoes are the way to go.

9. Suits and belts – In Europe no one wears belts with suits. If you must wear one then get one that matches your shoes and is a shape.

10. Suit Shape – So many Australian men wear suits that are badly fitted. Always have a suit adjusted to fit your body. There is nothing worse than seeing a guy in a badly shaped suit.

Matador Shoes is an Australian online mens shoe shop based in Sydney. We design our own range of mens footwear which we have made in Italy and Spain by master shoe makers. If you are looking to buy a pair of quality mens leather shoes, mens wedding shoes or mens designer shoes check out our website

Mens Dress Shoes – Buy Mens Leather Shoes Online

Mens Dress Shoes

Matador Shoes have a new range of mens dress shoes available to buy at our online mens shoes shop. We have some great new models such as the Luis, Sergio and then new model shoes in brown such as the Ernesto and Rafael. We have spent winter designing some new models of mens shoes that you will find no where else in Australia.

We set out to come up with shoes that used different textures and patterns in the leather and also to take some classic style mens oxford and derby shoes and add a twist to them. We spent many months coming up with new shoe shapes or lasts that follow some of the mens designer shoe trends coming out of Europe but that will also suit the styles of Australian men.

One of our main design ideas was to come up with a derby mens shoe that has a toe cap but uses different patterned leather. We wanted to it to have a shape that is rounded at the toe but is still slightly pointed and slim line. We started to play around with patterning the leather in a criss cross design and came up with what we call a “picado” pattern. This new model shoe we have named the Luis model and it is a mens dress shoe design unlike any other you will find in Australia or anywhere else.

One of our main design ideas was to come up with a derby mens shoe that has a toe cap but uses different patterned leather. We wanted to it to have a shape that is rounded at the toe but is still slightly pointed and slim line. We started to play around with patterning the leather in a criss cross design and came up with what we call a “picado” pattern. This new model shoe we have named the Luis model and it is a mens dress shoe design unlike any other you will find in Australia or anywhere else.

You can now buy it online at and we have it in black and brown. Luis is a beautifully made mens dress shoe that is constructed using the finest quality full grain leathers that are tanned in the south of France. All our shoes are only made from leather and the soles are leather too. Here is a video to give you an idea of what the shoe looks like and its “picado” design. This is a versatile mens dress shoes, mens wedding shoes or mens formal shoes.

Mens Suede Shoes

2014 is going to be all about suede mens shoes. We have some great mens casual suede shoes such as our new Bartolo shoe which is black suede shoe with a wood grain like finish on its leather sole. It is a classy shoe that is really versatile and can be worn with a number of outfits. Check it out in the video below. Bartolo we now have for sale on the Matador Shoes website for only $199.

Mateo is another model shoe we have that is a derby style shoe with a great blue suede. This is a great shoe if you want a more causal look than wearing formal mens shoes but is still classy enough to be worn to work or for a night out.

Matador Shoes is a mens online shoe shop based in Australia and we have the best selection of quality mens dress shoes, mens wedding shoes and mens leather shoes that you will find online. All our shoes are made in Italy or Spain and are 100% calf skin leather. We use no synthetic materials and with all our shoes we offer free shipping throughout Australia and a 14 day returns policy.  We have a showroom in Paddington, Sydney that you can also visit buy appointment to see our current range of shoes.

Mens Dress Shoe Sale

Matador Shoes mens dress shoe sale is now on. We have many styles of Italian and Spanish mens leather dress shoes on sale from our collection for only $129. These are beautifully made mens shoes made in Spain and Italy and using top full grain leathers. They are normally priced at between $229 to $249 a pair but have are clearing final sizes and sticks to make way for new models that are arriving in from Europe. 


Ramon – This is a great versatile oxford style mens shoe that has been reduced from $229 down to only $129. We have it in colours brown and black and with it’s etched design it looks great with any suit or can be worn to dress up a pair of jeans.


Pablo – Our Pablo model shoe has ben really popular and we only have a few sizes left. It is a standout derby style shoe that has a criss cross design in the leather. This shoe will really make you stand out in the crowd and is very popular in Spain this season. Pick up a pair now for only $129. 

Matador Shoes is the best online mens shoe shop in Australia to buy quality European mens designer shoes. We have a large ever changing range of derby shoes, oxford shoes, brogues, mens dress boots and now mens casual shoes in various suede colours.  We offer free shipping to anywhere in Australia and a 14 day returns or exchange policy if you change your mind. You can buy our range of shoes online or if you live in Sydney you can visit our showroom to try on shoes. 

Shoes and Shorts

In the past, dress shoes paired with shorts was considered to be somewhat out there and not quite the done thing, however over the past few years Australian men have been following overseas fashions and are embracing this trend. It is now quite common to see guys wearing shoes such as leather or suede boat shoes, brogues, and oxford style shoes with dress shorts. Australian labels such as Farage, Zara, H and M, Industrie and Calibre all have a great section of men’s dress shorts.

Many men have overlooked this trend and think that is not suck a cool or Aussie “look” to see a formal pair of shoes mixed with shorts; but with the right color combination and integration, you can pull this look off. I think the way to go is to not wear socks with this combination or at least wear “sortie” socks that are like tennis socks and do not protrude out of the shoe line. However some guys are embracing wearing colored striped socks pulled up.

Here are some tips when it comes to wearing the dress shorts and shoes look:

Have an idea of what look you are going for. There are a lot of looks you can create with your collection of shoes that you have in your wardrobe. Maybe not all of them will match with shorts. Before going out to buy dress shorts have a good look at your shoe collection and try and match those shoes to what kind of shorts you want to wear. Whether you have the classic derby or oxford shoes or you are more of a brogues type of guy will depend on the style of shorts you should go for. It is good to build your outfit from the ground up starting from your footwear.

Causal men’s shoes such as suede loafers or slip-ons are great summer shoes to wear with the more casual type of shorts you will find at Industrie or Zara. These shoes are a great way to look a little more dressed up than wearing thongs and you can match shorts with these style shoes to go out in without looking like you have just walked off the beach. Boat shoes are becoming more stylish in Australia and there are some great suede ones Matador Shoes sell on our online men’s shoe store have that we have brought over for summer 2013- 2014 from Spain. We have these for only $99 and they are a great European look.

Color is an important factor when buying shoes. In the case of shorts, and depending on the season, always choose lighter yet bolder tones and materials. Brown and tan colored shoes are a good choice since they will balances smart and casual styles. You can also opt for other light neutral tones like beige or grey for shoes.

The quality of shoes is of another aspect to consider. You can buy Chinese made, but you get what you pay for and these shoes will not last so long. I always advise you to buy the best pairs of shoes you can afford such as Spanish or Italian made shoes as these are always made using better quality materials, will be real leather and are made to last.

Matador Shoes has an extensive collection of shoes that are perfect if you are looking to combine them with dress shorts. Our range of shoes are available to by online in Australia and New Zealand through our website Our shoe catalogue changes every season as we bring in new styles and colors. We can also make bespoke shoes if you are looking for something different.