Man wearing brown oxfords

Style Tip: How to Wear Oxfords They're about to become your most versatile shoe

Many guys tend to divide their shoe collections between casual footwear and formal footwear. Usually, there’s little crossover; sneakers are for running errands and oxfords are for work. Though they might be your go-to for the office, oxfords aren’t just for 9-to-5. The beauty of this shoe is that you can dress it up or down depending on where you’re going. Whether you’re running some errands, grabbing dinner and drinks after work, or attending your best friend’s wedding, oxfords are a stylish choice that helps you look refined at all times.


For Meeting the Parents

When meeting her parents, it’s important to make a good impression by projecting sophistication and confidence. Pair your oxfords with well-fitting chinos and a stylish sweater for a look that’s both timeless and streamlined.



For the Weekend

Since oxfords can be classified as a type of dress shoe, they might not be your first choice for weekend footwear. But, we beg to differ. We think that oxfords can be tastefully dressed down; just choose a pair in a light color, like tan or grey, and wear them with a pair of well-fitting jeans.


For Date Night

It’s no surprise that women are particularly fond of guys with good taste in shoes. With that in mind, pair your oxfords with slim chinos and a plaid shirt for the perfect touch of refinement. Prepare to impress her with your classic style.


For Guys’ Night

It’s easy to revert to your jeans, T-shirt, and sneakers when you go out with the guys, and while we can appreciate a good T-shirt and a trusty pair of sneakers, why not take your look to the next level? Adding a printed shirt and oxfords keeps your look classic and clean.


For a Wedding

The most noteworthy thing about oxfords is that even though they work well for casual events, they’re also a solid choice for formal events, like weddings. Pair yours with a classic suit and understated accessories for a great dinner, wedding, or work event ensemble.

While some shoes are not appropriate for all occasions, oxfords can certainly be worn outside the office. Perfect for guys’ nights, date nights, and any-other-occasion nights, this classic shoe is just as versatile as it is sophisticated.

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