What Is Business Casual? We're Here To Explain The New Rules | Advice From Our Stylists

What Is Business Casual? We're Here To Explain The New Rules

We know business and casual but what exactly is business casual? The term is very much like what was once referred to for social occasions as smart casual. The rules of office attire have become increasingly more relaxed over the years. Here is how you can stay professional while staying comfortable in the office. Fortunately there are plenty of business causal shoes for men to go with the attire.

Have Fun with Denim

The featured image is a man sitting on a chair at the bar and wearing the Barrington Cap Toe Oxford in Tan.

If you would like to wear jeans when dressing business casual to the office make sure that they are a dark washed denim that has a slimmer cut with no rips. This ensures you’ll have that business casual style, without being too casual. Elevate your favorite pair of jeans with our Barrington Cap Toe Oxford for a look that conveys your personality without having to say a word.

The featured image is a man sitting on a chair at the bar and wearing the Barrington Cap Toe Oxford in Tan.

The Classic Blazer Re-Imagined

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The times have changed. Have fun in pairing some of your more formal pieces with casual substitutes for a look that still means business. Instead of opting for a tie, leave your top button unbuttoned and reach for a one-of-a-kind shoe to off-set the formality of your favorite blazer. Our Baxley Wingtip Oxford features a stunning combination of smooth leather and printed suede with an eye-catching chunk pattern sole that gives the shoe its modern silhouette. Business casual men’s shoes complete the picture.

The featured image is a man sitting on a chair looking at the camera, wearing the Baxley Wingtip Oxford in Ink Blue.

Embrace the Oxford Shirt

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A staple since the 19th Century, the Oxford shirt gets its name from the unique basket weave print that the shirt is designed with. First created in Scotland, this type of shirt has become a favorite in many closets ever since thanks to its relaxed fit and comfortable fabric. Pairing an Oxford shirt with an updated yet iconic styled boot, like our Rupert Plain Toe Lace and Gore Boot, is one way to perfectly mix casual style with professional flair.

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Choose the Chunk Sole

The featured image is a close up of the Emile Wingtip Oxford in Red.

You may think that modern, chunk soles are too casual, but the right one can make any outfit look prepared for a day at the office. The key is to find the right shoe that you’d be comfortable wearing a blazer with. Case in point, our Emile Wingtip Oxford features a modernized wingtip design with a contemporary rubber sole. Opt for the black colorway when you’re looking for a subtle change up, or one of the other colors for a show-stopping outfit. Keep the style simple, and let your shoes do the talking.

The featured image is a close up of the Emile Wingtip Oxford in Red.