There is no denying that shoes have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your outfit. So when you’re trying to dress for a business casual environment you should consider what footwear will work best for that dress code. We’ve covered ‘How to dress for the office’ in a previous blog post but If you’re still unsure, read on for the best types of men’s business casual shoes.
Business Casual Shoes
These slip-on, laceless shoes are an essential item for any man and can easily be adapted to a business casual setting. A solid choice of loafer would be the Moreschi Sligo paired with chinos and a crisp button-up shirt. Just remember to keep your shirt tucked in and add a matching belt to ensure a suitably polished appearance for the office.
A good pair of brogues will see you through many occasions. The Robinson Andrew Jackson is extremely versatile. The oxblood shade pairs extremely well with a navy blue suit, which is perfect for the days when you have a big client meeting. However, for everyday office wear they can be dressed down with a pair of dark wash jeans for a look that crosses the bridge of smart casual. Add a smart blazer to heighten the look.
Monk strap shoes are ideal for a business casual environment. Smart enough for the office, yet cool enough to transition into the perfect shoes for an evening out. For an extra sharp look try pairing the Robinson Dublin Monk Strap. Compliment with a light blue dress shirt and navy blue slim-fit trousers. Check out the rest of the Robinson Professional Collection for some more business casual inspiration.
Chukka boots are one of the most informal options for men’s business casual footwear. However, they still look super stylish. The Cheaney Jackie III in brown suede would look perfect with dark chinos and a short sleeve button down for the summer months. Chukka boots are also a great transitional shoe for autumn. Just add a tailored wool overcoat for an outfit that keeps you warm while looking sharp.
When in doubt…
Business casual for men can be a tricky concept to grasp. Remember It is always best to err on the side of caution as it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. If in doubt you can put on a blazer or tailored jacket; you can always take it off if you feel overdressed when you arrive. Lastly, you can make sure your feet are always business casual ready by checking out the Robinson Professional Collection.