Men's footwear was once dominated by boots, which were said to of been more fashionable than they were functional or comfortable.
The Oxford Shoe was the first to change this stereotype, with simple comfort and unique style a key focus. Elegantly shaped and very versatile, the Oxford lends itself well to different settings, mostly being worn with a suit for a classic, masculine vibe. However it also looks great in a more casual environment.
Originating as a half boot, the Oxford is defined by its closed lacing: where the eyelet tabs are stitched under the top of the shoe. Typically this shoe was plain leather, but has now been diversified to include a range of detailing, with various styles suitable for both casual and formal wear. For the more formal look, the best option is to stick to the black leather, while for a more casual look it is best when a pair of jeans or trousers break at the top of the shoe.