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When to wear Oxfords

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
I thought about getting these Oxfords:

But my problem is that I would want to wear them more or less as part of a casual outfit. Would it for example considered appropriate to wear them with jeans (and a shirt of course)?
If not, what about cords or chinos and a shirt?
I think it should be definitely appropriate to wear them with a sports coat, shouldn't it?
post #2 of 29
all of the above
post #3 of 29
My wife would say they are for formal outfits but I would wear them khakis and even jeans.
post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I thought so already, but it is good to be reassured.
What do you think about the shoe in general? Design, colour?
It is nothing fancy, made by John Crocket (a German brand that makes traditional English clothes - or at least claims to). It is welted, only the sole is glued.
Or is the light brown one better?
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mr Sand
Thanks, I thought so already, but it is good to be reassured.
What do you think about the shoe in general? Design, colour?
It is nothing fancy, made by John Crocket (a German brand that makes traditional English clothes - or at least claims to). It is welted, only the sole is glued.
Or is the light brown one better?


They look a lot like the AE Park Avenues (with one less eyelet). Which isn't a bad thing, even if a glued sole is.

EDIT: I think I prefer the lighter brown. What do these set one back, if I may ask?
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
My wife would say they are for formal outfits but I would wear them khakis and even jeans.
If they were brogued I'd lean a bit more toward your wife's stance, but I think the captoes are clearly sedate enough to wear with jeans or khaki's, as you suggest.
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grimslade
EDIT: I think I prefer the lighter brown. What do these set one back, if I may ask?
129 €. Just affordable for me.
Which colour tone would you consider more versatile (with emphasis on casual wear)?
post #8 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
If they were brogued I'd lean a bit more toward your wife's stance, but I think the captoes are clearly sedate enough to wear with jeans or khaki's, as you suggest.
? I always thought brogues were less formal than Oxfords?
post #9 of 29
The lighter color is more casual.
post #10 of 29
I'll offer a voice of dissent and opine that a blucher would be more versatile for jeans to sport coat ensembles.

Something more like this:



or this:

post #11 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
If they were brogued I'd lean a bit more toward your wife's stance, but I think the captoes are clearly sedate enough to wear with jeans or khaki's, as you suggest.


That's interesting. My understanding of the "rules" is that captoes are officially more formal than brogues...
post #12 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stach
The lighter color is more casual.
I thought so as well. But I think the darker tone is more versatile, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I'll offer a voice of dissent and opine that a blucher would be more versatile for jeans to sport coat ensembles. Something more like this: or this:
I know, they do have brogues as well (though no bluchers) but I am not sure whether I like the style: or
post #13 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
If they were brogued I'd lean a bit more toward your wife's stance, but I think the captoes are clearly sedate enough to wear with jeans or khaki's, as you suggest.

Ditto
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by grimslade
That's interesting. My understanding of the "rules" is that captoes are officially more formal than brogues...

You are correct. Brogues came about as wet weather country shoes as the holes (now only decorative) allowed water to escape the shoe.
post #15 of 29
I'm with AlanC. I think bluchers would look much better with sportcoats/khakis.

I think captoe bals can work with jeans (sometimes, on the right person) specifically because of the style disconnect, but I think they look odd with casual clothing such as khakis. Suggests the person only owns one pair of dress shoes.
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