The oxford is known as the most elegant of men’s dress shoes. This dark grey oxford is no exception. It has the closed fastening system indicative of this style of shoe and has texture and interest in the dark grey suede inserts. Obviously, the shoe has some origins in the University with its forerunner, the Oxonion, being a half-boot popular in the campus in the 1800s. Some say the roots are Gaelic but what is not disputed is that the origins came from a quest for comfort.
Interesting then that the brogue, which is present in this shoe in the form of perforations to the toe, had practical origins too: to syphon off water when walking in muddy bogs! However practical the origins of these shoes, they have become quintessentially stylish and can be worn in diverse settings but I would not wear these beauties in a bog!