What is a Wholecut Shoe?
The 3 Characteristic Features
Side-by-side comparison of Wholecut Oxfords (left) and Derby Shoes (right)
Variations of the Wholecut
When & How Should You Wear Wholecut Shoes?
In more casual settings, the elegant leather Wholecut shoes will look out of place. Still, this doesn’t mean that Wholecuts cannot be worn casually! This is where Suede Wholecuts come in – These types of Wholecuts are more suited to casual outfits and can be paired with trousers and denim pants.
The most commonly worn Wholecut is in Black. Its attraction lies in its simplicity, providing a hassle-free shoe solution that matches all types of suits donned for work, formal black tie events, or special occasions (e.g. Weddings).
Recently, brown Wholecuts have emerged as an attractive alternative to the traditional black option. Regardless of whether you opt for a darker or lighter shade, brown Wholecuts provide a fashionable alternative when dressing in suits for formal and semi-formal events. They have also been proven to pair well with jeans for a more casual look.
Other than the two most common colours, opting for unique colors like navy blue can also dramatically refresh your wardrobe.
Navy Wholecuts – Image credit @ Pinterest
Who can wear Wholecut Shoes?
This means that Wholecuts (and Oxfords in general) are not recommended for those with slightly wider feet or higher instep. Also, men with a high foot arch tend to find Wholecuts tight, especially across the bridge of the foot.
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