Updated: Jul 14
Ensure your outfit choice compliments your classic men’s Oxford shoes with this super quick style guide from Percy Stride.
So you’ve got the shoes, but you’re at a breaking point when it comes to picking an outfit to match. What do you do?
Well firstly, take a deep breath and ‘woosh – it’ll be ok, I assure you. And then read this quick guide, it’ll save you a whole lot of time and stress.
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(Above: Percy Stride Jeeves Oxfords Shoes)
Despite the Oxford shoe possessing a closed lacing system, low heel, and overall smart finish, it’s a relatively diverse form of footwear.
Contrary to belief, you don’t always have to match the Oxford men’s shoe with a suit. For an alternative but smart look, match a pair of black or white Oxford shoes with your favourite black skinny jeans and a plain white t-shirt. If you’re feeling edgy, try adding a black leather jacket to finish the look.
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(Above : Percy Stride Sherlock Oxfords)
If you love a pair of dark blue denim jeans, a pair of brown or tan Oxford shoes are a match made in heaven.
For a warm and slightly preppy look, try wearing a thin light grey jumper and a dark blue, white, and red checked shirt underneath. You can finish the look off with a brown strapped watch to match the shoes.
Alternatively, for an ice-cold look, a smart, light baby blue shirt and brown belt also work wonderfully well with a pair of brown men’s Oxford shoes and dark blue jeans.
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If you’re going on a date and want to look good, but not too overdressed, a suit trouser/shirt combination can work. Match a pair of black men’s Oxford dress shoes with grey suit trousers and a white Oxford shirt.
Or if you fancy wearing the suit jacket as well, select a dark roll neck for a slightly less formal appearance.
For further reading, you might find our previous post on what colour shoes to wear with your suit useful.
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(Above: Percy Stride Jeeves Oxfords, Modelled by Nick Pearce)
Our final outfit to wear with Oxford shoes is a classic all-black and white affair. Match a pair of black trousers with a black/white print shirt and finish with a pair of black Oxford shoes. A dark black Harrington jacket is an ideal way to slightly tone down the formality and stay warm in the process.
If you’re feeling a little wild, try replacing the black Oxford shoes with a burgundy pair to add some contrast.
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