The ‘Plain toe’, as it is referred to by English manufacturers, was created upon request by 18th century Prussian General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. Fast forward into the 21st century and the Blucher is the one shoe every man needs in his wardrobe. This season, from Gucci to Prada, this baby has turned up on runways and adversarial campaigns. But the best of the best belongs to mid-level retailer Zara; their Navy Blue Leather Blucher is the cat’s meow–traditional construction, including a hand-sewn vamp, quality leather and a signature welt. No need to worry about the foundation of the shape; the insole is padded for all-day comfortability and again that blue hue is a winner. Now available online or at the nearest Zara boutique.