In today's fast-paced work environment, a man's footwear can make or break his professional look. It's important to strike a balance between comfort and style, especially when it comes to business casual attire. Men's oxfords are the perfect footwear choice for this, as they offer both comfort and style in a single package.
In this blog, we'll be exploring how men's oxfords can elevate your business casual look, combining comfort and style to create the ultimate business casual footwear. From the different styles and materials to the different ways you can pair them with your outfits, we'll provide all the information you need to step up your footwear game and make a lasting impression in the workplace.
So, read on to find out more about the ultimate business casual footwear: men's oxfords.
Different Styles of Men’s Oxfords
There is always confusion between what is an Oxford and what is a Brogue. First let’s talk about the exact definitions. Brogue is a detail on an oxford shoe, and an Oxford is a lace up shoe. Oftentimes people refer to shoes with brogue detailing as brogues, which is inaccurate. Brogue detailing is the perforations found on some Oxford Shoes. This detailing can be on just the toe or all over the shoe. It is traditional brogue detailing that adds interest and contrast to an otherwise lace up Oxford. An mens oxford shoe with brogue detailing is conventional and striking, without being as dressy as its wingtip counterpart. A general rule of thumb is that a shoe is less formal the more broguing it has and vice versa. Therefore an Oxford with full brogue detailing is considered the most casual type of Oxford shoe.
Business casual is becoming the norm on places like Wall Street. Many professional men are opting for button down shirts with a blazer and no tie. This look is a bit less stuffy, but still requires a strong men’s oxford to complete the professional ensemble. There are also some tech jobs that allow for an even more relaxed business casual look, such as turtleneck sweaters and designer jeans complimented with some colorful crew socks and a mens designer oxford ankle boot. This look can also easily transition to an evening affair with the simple addition of a classic wool blazer.
And for that big job interview, or first meeting with a new client, take heed and dress to the nines in a suit, tie and beautifully handcrafted Italian leather Oxfords. This outfit is meant to impress and although a suit is a far cry from business casual, it doesn’t mean your Oxford shoes can’t be both stylish and comfortable. At Embassy London you’ll find a wide selection of oxford shoes and boots for every aspect of your working wardrobe.