This black oxford is a superb example of a dress shoe that can be dressed up or worn with casual attire given the subtle touches on the heel. It obviously gets it’s name from its connection with Oxford University and its forerunner, the Oxonion, a half boot popular in the 1800s. When this started to wain in popularity, the oxford shoe was born and is alive and kicking. This shoe is characterised by its ‘closed lacing’ system meaning it’s facing is stitched under the vamp. This makes for a slimline silhouette which hugs the contour of the foot creating a minimalist look.
This gorgeous oxford also has a touch of brogue in it. The punch out decoration in the form a fleur de lis is known as a ‘medallion’.
For more detail on this iconic shoe checkout The Gentlemen’s Gazette.