Going to a black tie event? Buy these mens black patent oxford dress shoes in leather and you will fulfil the elegance quota but add on a serious dose of personality. Although these qualify as dress shoes, the beauty of this black patent leather oxford dress shoe is that they have delicate hints of brogue and edgier hints of design which can be seen in the metal strip to the toe and heel. They are great dress shoes for a tux and lets face it, these days the rules are not so stringent and it is more about how you want to style yourself. These black dress shoes are really quite opulent looking yet have a contemporary feel with subtle micro punch out detail. There is designer detail with the hint of metal and we can see these patent dress shoes being a desirable addition to your wardrobe. May we add affordable too. We can date the oxford shoe back to the eponymous university and students wearing an Oxonion, which is a half boot. This developed into a shoe and morphed into the modern day oxford which has a glove like look. This is because the laces are closed so there are no flaps as in a derby shoe. In terms of hierarchy the patent black oxford is considered THE dress shoe but we love the fact that this particular specimen is edgy as well as elegant, formal as well as contemporary. We would suggest you insert a shoe tree to keep the beautiful last of this mens dress shoe in tact. Regular cleaning and buffing will help to maintain the glamorous glow of these gorgeous black patent dress shoes.