There's a difference between these two pictures:I had a casual day today with no client facing meetings and it’s cold here. I’m awful at fit pics but in the name of science I decided to throw my most casual oxfords with the outfit. It lasted long enough to try and take a picture
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Because I’m bad at the full pics closer details of the jacket
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In one, I'd say that the shoes add a little bit of formality to the outfit and elevate it to dressier as a consequence.
In the other, the suede diminishes formality of the outfit, and makes it seem much more casual as a consequence.
I personally prefer the oxford look, as I'd rather be up, rather than down.