Burgundy Oxford Brogue
A burgundy oxford brogue which has a closed lace system which indicates it’s oxford heritage. This leads us to the university where these shoes first made an appearance. The oxonian was a boot that students wore and they became worn lower and lower. Over time this meant that they became shoes with a slit to the side making them easy to wear. Eventually this slit morphed into the middle and laces were added to create a semblance of the most formal of shoes: the oxford.
An Oxford, not a Brogue!
Well this shoe is both. The fact that the most formal of shoes has been married to one worn by peasants originally is interesting. The brogue or brog was a shoes workers wore in boggy marshes. These shoes had holes or perforations to drain the water. Country folk began to wear a modified version until the brogue became an acceptable shoe about town. Consequently, these days. you can wear the oxford brogue in any way you want. No rules really. Especially this burgundy oxford brogue as it would look dapper with jeans or a suit. Look sharp in an original style shoe by Gucinari.