An Oxford shoe is characterized by shoelaceeyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp. Originally, Oxfords were plain, formal shoes, made of leather but they evolved into a range of styles suitable for formal, uniform, and casual wear.


The Brogue is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges. Brogues were traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts.

Full brogues are characterised by a pointed toe cap with extensions that run along both sides of the toe, terminating near the ball of the foot. Viewed from the top, this toe cap style is "W" shaped and looks similar to a bird with extended wings. The toe cap of a full brogue is both perforated and serrated along its edges and includes additional decorative perforations in the centre of the toe cap.

Semi-brogues (also known as half brogues) are characterised by a toe cap with decorative perforations and serration along the cap's edge and includes additional decorative perforations in the centre of the toe cap.

Quarter brogues are characterised by a cap toe with decorative perforations and serrations along the cap's edge, however, unlike semi-brogues, quarter brogues have no decorative perforations in the center of the toe cap. Quarter brogues are more formal than semi brogues and full brogues; they are the most formal of dress shoes with brogueing, making them the ideal fit to pair with business attire (suits).


A Derby is a style of shoes characterized by quarters with shoelace eyelets that are sewn on top of the vamp. The construction gives the shoe a more solid appearance and more room for the higher instep.Because the facings are on top of the vamp, there is added height and bulk to the shoe, which makes it a good platform for a more rugged style.



A monk shoe is a style of shoe with no lacing, closed by a buckle and strap. It is also known as a monk strap, and has been described as the "most advanced" dress shoe. It is a moderately formal shoe, less formal than a full Oxford, but more so than an open Derby. It often has a cap toe, is occasionally brogued, and is popular in suede.



Sometimes referred to as "slip-ons," loafers are simply shoes that do not utilize a lacing or fastening system, and are instead simply slipped on the foot. In a casual setting the loafer can replace some of your other casual shoes to add a bit of dash to your look. However it is recommended that you keep your socks on when you wear your loafers. Casual loafers can be worn with denims and khakis, and some men even wear them sockless with shorts.



Chukka boots are ankle-high leather boots with suede or leather uppers, leather or rubber soles, and open lacing with two or three pairs of eyelets.

Chukka boots now come in various leathers and fabrics. Suede Chukkas are suitable for work and casual occasions, while leather Chukkas can suit for more formal occasions.


Chelsea boot. Chelsea boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel. They often have a loop or tab of fabric on the back of the boot, enabling the boot to be pulled on. It is a very adaptable shoe. It can suit a businessman wanting a sturdy, yet refined shoe, or for the casual wearer wanting a shoe that will cope with most conditions on a weekend away.