Every man needs a pair of shoes that they can wear with a business casual outfit. Fortunately, you have several types of business casual shoes to choose from. Which one is right for you depends on how formal you want the shoes to look.
Oxfords are definitely considered formal shoes, but you can absolutely wear them in business casual outfits. They are a great option to wear with suit pants, but it doesn’t much matter what you pair those with. You can easily wear them with a suit jacket, cardigan, or just a dress shirt.
The derby is a versatile shoes that can be worn with any formal outfit, but still doesn’t look out of place in a more casual outfit. You can even wear them with jeans (but of course, not in a business casual look).
This makes the derby a wiser investment for many men than the oxford, simply because you can wear them in any almost kind of outfit.
Brogues are oxfords (or derbies) that have perforations or detailing on the cap of the shoe. Like derbies, brogues are quite versatile and you can wear them with all business casual outfits.
- Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots are laceless boots with elastics on the side which makes them easy to slip on. While traditionally they’re considered on the casual side, they’re versatile shoes that can be paired both with a suit and chinos.
You can wear these business casual slip-on shoes with suit pants or chinos, but remember the vibe you’re giving off is more casual and lax, especially if you opt for the sockless or ‘no-show’ sock trend.