Shoes (Classic) for Men
4 Casual Alternatives To The Classic Oxford
Just like suits, watches and socks, oxford shoes have long been a staple in menswear. And while we endorse sticking to what you know, sometimes you need to break away from the pack and venture your wardrobe out to new territory.
Don’t default to the same old dress shoe. Elevate your classic footwear with these crisp styles that are just as smart-looking without all the stuffiness.
1. The Leather Sneaker
We’re not talking about your average canvas or running shoe. A sneaker that’s ultra sleek in a solid like white or gray and made with the finest leather will not only heighten your style but elevate whatever pant you decide to pair it with. The next time you’re getting dressed for work, slip on a pair of these luxe kicks and you’ll do anything but blend in at your business meeting.
2. The Deluxe Desert Boot
Desert boots give you the best of both worlds. They’re comfortable and relaxed while still looking sharper than your sneakers and cooler than your cap-toes. Rather than settling for the predictable suede that gave them their history, splurge on a deluxe pair in dark leather. They’ll serve you well for anything from weddings and dates to vacations and work events.
3. The Suede Loafer
Loafers are great for getting things done in a hurry —packing efficiently, finishing your AM routine or gliding seamlessly through security lines. The next time you reach for those failsafe oxfords, slip on a suede loafer instead. They’re perfect for pairing with a slim-fit suit or your rolled up chinos.
4. The Chelsea Boot
Like the Beatles before you, you’ll be hard pressed to find a male who can’t make Chelsea boots look cool. Equal parts modern and classic, they’ll give you a sophisticated, yet edgy leg up on all those other dudes who settled for wingtips.
Give your oxfords a break and bank on a new set of casually classic shoes that will make any outfit stand out.