Project Campaign Trail: Oxfords
Sep 28, 2010
Every campaign season, I pen a series of posts about how to dress while working on the campaign trail. I do this mostly as a public service for all the voters who are tired of being lobbied by unwashed miscreants in pizza stained campaign t-shirts and faded jeans. But I also write these posts because it helps me solidify what pieces I want to buy/pack for my time on the trail.
The full Project Campaign Trail series will hit the blog next week, but as I’ve been gathering ideas, I keep coming back to one thought, “I need a pair of oxfords.”
My search for the perfect pair of oxfords is complicated by the fact that every pair that I like is sold at Urban Outfitters. I like these basic suede ones, and these two-toned ones, and these perforated ones. But since I’m still on strike from the Eat Less t-shirt incident, I can’t buy any of them.
Damn you hipsters and your affordable, on trend pieces!
Now don’t get me wrong, if I were willing to spend upwards of $200 on a pair of casual shoes, I could find a pair in a heartbeat. But I’m not. So I’m forced to wander the Internet softly muttering Rosebud under my breath. Or am I?
While I would prefer cognac or grey to metallic silver, I think these will do nicely. They’ll look great with a pair of dark denim jeans and a slouchy sweater. Just chic enough, but not so fashionable that they will look out of place amongst the sea of sneakers and cowboy boots on the campaign trail.