Mens Oxford boots have come a long way from the wet-weather farm bootss they were designed for; the punch-hole design is now worn for decorative purposes, not draining water away. Now there are many types of brogues on the market, so let’s learn how to style this men’s staple.
How to Style Men’s Oxford Shoes and Boots
A brogue is distinguished by a pattern of holes punched in the leather uppers of the shoe, known as broguing. Today brogues come as Oxford or Derby shoes, boots, loafers and even monk shoes. A very gentlemanly way of wearing brogues is to pair them with a suit. Brogues are considered more casual shoes but can still be worn with business attire and other formal wear.
A smart casual essential look is a brogue and chino combination. White, blue, khaki and even purple chinos will all work nicely with a pair of brown brogues. A killer combo for warmer months is brogues and shorts, ditch the socks and go for shorts above or below the knee, and pair the look with knitwear, shirts or a blazer.
Brogues with denim are one of our favorite combinations. Slim or straight, blue or raw denim jeans pair well with brown, black or blue brogues. Lighter colored denim looks great with brown brogues. Wear them with or without socks, and roll the cuff to add some style to your look. Throw on a knitted cardigan, a sport jacket, or even a club-style jacket to complete your look.
These days you don’t have to wear brogues to walk through puddles, and similar to sneakers, brogues can pair well with jeans, chinos and most types of pants. Shop our entire collection of Mens Oxfords here.