The Oxford shoes are traditionally the most formal type of shoes in the classic category, they became for the modern man, a really versatile design, that can be worn with any kind of outfit, formal or casual ones: from the business attires, the ceremony outfits down to the relaxed ones for the weekend.
Every man should own at least a pair of brown or black Oxford shoes, perfect for completing the business outfits at the office if you prefer the classic style, and for a casual look, you can choose out of a huge variety of materials, colours and styles for more elegant outfits.
Oxford shoes in a casual look
When you pick a relaxed outfit it is important to choose a casual style Oxford shoes. You can reduce the formal aspect of these classic shoes, by going for a suede pair of Oxford shoes, or by going for a special colour. Besides, you can opt for different style variations, for example the full brogue Oxford (known as Wingtip) or Saddle Oxford in two types of colour.
To have all the attention directed to your shoes, try wearing them with neutral coloured trousers but if you are a bit more daring you can add some colours to your outfit with a coloured blazer with different prints or plaids. If you go for a pair of coloured trousers finish your outfit with a pair of beige Oxford shoes for an eccentric look. These Oxford shoes design are perfect to wear with a pair of jeans or shorts.
Oxford shoes in a stylish look
If your style is modern and sophisticated, of course you want to take advantage at the maximum of the potential of this kind of shoes and give some elegance to your outfit. Even if you opt for a smart-casual outfit or for a elegant and opulent suit, there is for sure a pair of Oxford shoes to complete your look and bring it to life.
The Oxford shoes in a burgundy shade or different shades of brown – acajou or chestnut brown – will supplement your outfit under the condition of not wearing more then three colours. Try combining it with similar shades, combined with denim remembering that the length of the trousers should not be over your ankle, covering it. For the top part of your outfit you can wear a shirt, tie and a jacket or blazer.
Oxford shoes in a traditional look
For the conservative styles, the most simple and secure rule is to combine the black Oxford shoes with a made to measure suit, the black colour rule being the best choice for any occasion.
If your choice is a pair of the black Oxford shoes, you can opt for the Captoe/Toecap design, a design that is different only by having a elegant seam that delimits the top from the rest of the shoe.
The black Oxford shoes are perfectly compatible with a black suit and a trench for the cold months, or together with a blue suit for the warmer seasons.
The brown Oxford shoes are recommended for the grey or navy blue suits that create a traditional look; if you are looking for a more modern look, try a three piece suit combined with coloured or printed socks. If you wear a suit in neutral or pastel colours, match it with a similar shade for your shoes.
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Find out more about this type of shoes in The Oxford Shoes article.