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.

The featured image is a man wearing the Kaylor Moc Toe Bit Slip-On in Burgundy.

SUBTLE COLORS ADD VERSATILITY

Woolen pants worn with a cable knit sweater is a versatile, cool-weather, business/casual option. Our Kaylor adheres to classic bit loafer styling but also has the comfort of our RedZone footbed for all-day wear. To tie it together in head-turning style, match the color of your pants to any of the colors featured in this shoe.

The featured image is a man wearing the Kaylor Moc Toe Bit Slip-On in Burgundy.
The featured image is a man wearing dress shoes in bold colors.

BOLD PATTERNS TO TIE YOUR OUTFIT TOGETHER

Colorful plaid pants combined with a solid white polo shirt and a tan cardigan sweater is a great way to inject your personality into your business/casual attire. But to get the look right, you need the right style shoe. The burnished leather upper and stitched welt of our Maury Cap Toe Chelsea Boot gives it enough visual weight to balance out the bold pattern of the pants.

The featured image is a man wearing dress shoes in bold colors.
The featured image is a model sitting on a branch wearing the Oswyn Wingtip Lace Up Boot in Brown Multi.

CASUAL SWEATERS FOR EASY PAIRINGS

Looking for an outfit that makes a strong statement? Combine classic style and modern flair with a pair of bold, cuffed pants contrasted by a colorful, patterned knit sweater. To get the look right requires the right pair of shoes. By combining classic wingtip style with perfing details and fabric inlay, our Oswyn effortlessly ties this modern/classic look together in casual fashion.

The featured image is a model sitting on a branch wearing the Oswyn Wingtip Lace Up Boot in Brown Multi.
The featured image is a model wearing wingtip oxford shoes.

The Classic Blazer Re-Imagined

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 Synchro Plain Toe Elastic Lace Up features a leather and textile upper to create a unique shoe that is sure to get noticed.

The featured image is a model wearing wingtip oxford shoes.