These are pure dad-chic. Or, if that is not working for you, how about professor-modish. This is not to say that we are not feeling these heritage oxfords, crafted by Red Wing Heritage exclusively for old J.Crew, but their boxiness and heft seem to suggest perfect pairing with short white socks, pleated chinos and a tucked-in golf shirt.
“[The shoe] was inspired by the traditional 875 and 877 styles worn by work crews, but designed for factory managers who needed a lighter, more comfortable oxford to wear in the office.” Again, given the looks, we are not surprised to hear this. Still, with the proper pair of jeans and a proper cuff, the made-in-the-U.S.A. 4514 could tiptoe out of dad-chicness and right into the working-it work wear arena. Available at jcrew.