Transitional Shoe : Johnston & Murphy Brennan Oxford

Making the transition from your summer to fall wardrobe can be a bit tough. One of the toughest things about moving forward with your wardrobe is deciding what shoes can make the leap from summer to fall. It’s almost time to put away sandals, flops and espadrilles and grab a sturdier shoe. Recently, Johnston & Murphy released a great shoe that blends classic wingtips design with a more casual shape to its vamp. The vamp of this shoe is less formal that other wingtip shoes because of its shortened and slightly squared silhouette. To be clear the vamp of the shoe is the front end.

Blazer & Oxford Button Down by Onassis Clothing

Johnston & Murphy Brennan Wingtip Lace Up

With the Brennan Wingtip shoe, you will have the ability to use these shoes as your dress piece to a casual look and vice versa. If you are the guy that is unsure what kind of shoe to wear on the weekend and still show some semblance of being style conscious. The Brennan Wingtip may be the right shoe for you. The sand color of these shoes are what I would call the antithesis of the white buck shoe that is popular in the summer and kind of loses it wearability come late September. As a complementary piece, you will want to pair these shoes with a slim fit pant because the quarter (side walls of the shoe where your feet enter) is set pretty high. With a high quarter, wider leg pants will basically swallow your shoes and you will look like someone who clearly doesn’t understand the proportions of their body. Pair these shoes with chinos, dark denim and, as you can see, white pants. Before summer comes to an end, throw these shoes on with a nice pair of tailored shorts too.

White Denim by Tommy Hilfiger

Special thanks to Johnston & Murphy (<— Click there to follow Johnston & Murphy via Twitter).



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Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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7 Comments on “Transitional Shoe : Johnston & Murphy Brennan Oxford”

  1. August 22, 2011 at 4:13 AM #

    Its a great look Sabir.

    I have been pondering another pair of shoes for the Fall. Im currently in my Billy Reids that I purchased about 3 years ago. I took a look at Johnston and Murphy some time ago, but haven’t really taken a second glance at their most recent inventory. This gives me reason to do so.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. Allan
    August 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM #

    Great post Sabir, love the shoes. To bad we’re coming out of winter here in Australia.

    Allan – Stylists Life.

    • August 22, 2011 at 1:37 PM #

      Hi Allan,

      The great thing is that it will be spring for you soon, so you could grab the white buck version of these shoes.



  3. August 24, 2011 at 3:23 AM #

    good shoe

    • August 24, 2011 at 2:22 PM #

      Hi BougieHippie,

      Thanks. Huge plus, these shoes are comfortable as hell.




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