Business casual shoes guide part 1

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Business casual shoes guide part 1

Business casual shoes: traditional white-collar environments

Because you are in this traditional environment, chances are even business casual is more formal than in other places. Now that does not mean that you should wear your black cap toe oxford because that would still be too formal and while it is good with suits for business casual, you can be a bit more daring. In summary, the dress-code business casual is not easy to master when it comes to shoes because it can mean different things at different times at different companies.

Business casual shoes, number 1: brown derby shoes

Derbys have an open lacing system and because of that, they are always slightly less formal than an oxford. Also, you should stay clear of black derby shoes, instead opt for brown ones because brown is one of those shades that have just a hundred or thousand different colors with little variations and so you can never have enough brown shoes. When I say brown I also mean red shoes, either reddish brown, burgundy, or oxblood. These are all fantastic colors for business casual even in a formal environment. My favorite derby shoe of mine comes in burgundy, it is made of a Parisian last which is still quite elegant and so I can work with a suit or for business casual very easily.

Business casual shoes, number 2: monk strap shoes

Alternatively, you could wear a burgundy monk strap, either in dark chocolate brown or maybe in red. Apart from that color scheme, you should not branch out into others because it would maybe be too casual for such a traditional environment. That means no gray shoes, no olive green shoes, stick with shades of brown and you will be good. Whether that is a very dark brown, a medium brown, chestnut brown, or very light tan, is up to you but just keep in mind the lighter shade of brown, the more casual the shoe.