In a sea of black and brown derbies and oxfords why not change it up with the addition of an oxblood dress shoe, like this pair of Strands from Allen Edmonds? Black is a staple, brown is incredibly versatile, but oxblood? Oxblood is brown’s hip older brother, it’s the color that exudes a subtle confidence, it shows you know what you’re doing; sartorially speaking. The deep, rich, red hues pair well with everything from greys, charcoals, raw denim, and khakis; and there’s no better way to make a navy suit really stand out than adding an oxblood dress shoe to anchor the look.
Should oxblood dress shoes be your first choice when purchasing your first pair of dress shoes? That title belongs to dark brown, which is a wonderful all-around choice that will look great with many different outfits. However, oxblood is nearly as versatile and a great way to stand out by adding a color that’s a bit less common while injecting some personality into your Fall wardrobe.