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 standing against a wall in the Callan Wingtip Oxford in Burgundy.

SUBTLE COLORS ADD VERSATILITY

Woolen pants worn with a cable knit sweater is a versatile, cool-weather, business/casual option. Our Callan adheres to classic wingtip styling but has been but updated with a sawtooth sole and suede upper. To tie it together in head-turning style, match the color of your pants to the houndstooth printed upper of the shoe.

The featured image is a man standing against a wall in the Callan Wingtip Oxford in Burgundy.
The featured image is a man standing against a couch in patterned pants and the Kitt Wingtip Oxford.

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 mix of materials, colors, and textures of our Kitt Wingtip Oxford gives it enough visual weight to balance out the bold pattern of the pants.

The featured image is a man standing against a couch in patterned pants and the Kitt Wingtip Oxford.
The featured image is a man sitting on a counter wearing the Synergy Wingtip Oxford in Cranberry.

CASUAL SWEATERS FOR EASY PAIRINGS

Looking for an outfit that makes a strong statement? Combine classic style and modern flair with a pair of window pane pants contrasted by a colorful, checked crew knit sweater. To get the look right requires the right pair of shoes. By combining classic wingtip style with a contrasting wedge sole, our Synergy effortlessly ties this modern/classic look together in casual fashion.

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

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 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.