PEBBLE GRAIN CALFSKIN is considered less formal than a smooth calfskin, so does it work with a business suit? Meermin even states it is "country" calf. I like other parts of the shoes, but only going to wear them with business suits in an office setting
Is Pebble Grain Calfskin shoes considered less formal?
PEBBLE GRAIN CALFSKIN is considered less formal than a smooth calfskin, so does it work with a business suit?
The link I provided is the shoes I am referring to. I am an analyst at one of the Canadian bank.
Yes, without a doubt, pebble grain calfskin is definitely considered less formal than smooth calfskin, in the business world.
Having said that, if you are not in a front office/client facing role within the bank, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing pebble grain shoes. However, if you are, best to follow your seniors and not attempt to stand out from the norm. It could spell the difference between an exceptional appraisal and an average one.
I wouldn't recommend those shoes for business dress with a suit in the banking industry.
A cap toe oxford is a fairly formal shoe, but the pebble grain is informal. It is a discordant combination IMO.
On the other hand pebble grain would work with a split-toe derby or a longwing brogue, for example.