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Polo Shirts and Oxford/Balmoral Shoes

chameshi_nampa

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Are Oxford/Balmoral shoes considered too formal to wear with chinos and a polo shirt?

Intent would be to wear as a business casual fit. Context would be my workplace, which is a corporate office with a very relaxed dress code. It's acceptable to wear jeans and sneakers, depending on department.

Appreciate any insights, thank you!
 

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agree - the black cap-toe Oxford is about as formal as it gets. Not a great fit for chinos and polo.
 
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The cap toe oxford (especially in black) is as formal as it gets, and we wouldn't suggest styling it with a polo and chinos. Brown is a better color if you're trying to lean towards a more informal attire. We'd suggest a light brown/tan with a half brogue - would go great with navy or grey chinos.

Would love to see how you finally paired everything together!
 
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