When to wear Oxfords

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    I thought about getting these Oxfords:
    [​IMG]
    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?
     


  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Messages:
    22,147
    Likes Received:
    7,342
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    all of the above
     


  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

    Messages:
    5,496
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    My wife would say they are for formal outfits but I would wear them khakis and even jeans.
     


  4. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    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?
    [​IMG]
     


  5. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    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?
    [​IMG]



    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?
     


  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Messages:
    22,147
    Likes Received:
    7,342
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    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.
     


  7. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    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)?
     


  8. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    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?
     


  9. stach

    stach Senior member

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    The lighter color is more casual.
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    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:

    [​IMG]

    or this:

    [​IMG]
     


  11. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    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...
     


  12. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    The lighter color is more casual.
    I thought so as well. But I think the darker tone is more versatile, isn't it?
    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: [​IMG] or this: [​IMG]
    I know, they do have brogues as well (though no bluchers) but I am not sure whether I like the style: [​IMG] or [​IMG]
     


  13. Stax

    Stax Senior member

    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Location:
    Bay Area
    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
     


  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    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.
     


  15. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    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.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by