Oxford shoes: when and how to wear this British fashion classic

Surely you have heard of the oxford shoes even if you do not have the clear image in your head or you cannot differentiate them from the rest of the shoe store models. By definition, the Oxford shoe is a type of closed-toe shoe with laces that reaches just below the ankle. They are known that way because they have existed since the XNUMXth century, when they became popular among students at the University of Oxford. Its style was imposing itself as the official footwear of the gentlemen and has been a timeless trend that continues to be worn today.

Inside the Oxford model there are some variants with slight changes in details such as the Full Brogue, which are those that have holes in the leather or perforated drawings on the material itself. In Spain it is better known as punching, perforating or chopping and it is said that the original function of these holes was to facilitate their internal drying in the field, a solution implemented by Irish peasants. This solution for humidity owes its great popularity and above all, its development.

His fame came in the 30s from the hand of Edward VII Prince of Wales, who raised them to the top of footwear and made them official as shoes that wear on any occasion; soon the businessmen began to imitate their style wearing them with their daily work suits and later women adopted them as part of their looks. Churchs, Dolce & Gabbana or Salvatore Ferragamo are some of the shoe houses that have proposed to develop the best oxford shoes for men.

How to integrate them to your style

Its versatility has been the key to the success of the Oxford model, since it is perfect both for work day to day and to go to a wedding at night, as long as we use the right colors for each occasion: brown is a bit more informal than black and the decoration of the shoe determines whether it is more appropriate for a special occasion or to go to the office.

To keep the outfit coordinated, simply choose basic colors for each piece. Brown leather oxfords are the perfect choice when paired with a gray, dark brown, or navy suit. Instead of wearing black, a brown Oxford is much more eye-catching when paired with these colors and will make you stand out visually.

Thanks to its versatility, this model is completely unisex without losing its elegance. He brit revival kkega this fall are strong and begin to show that the Oxford is no longer a shoe simply to wear with jackets or ties. You can also combine it with a cardigan, wide pants or a bow tie with your shirt to achieve a look dandy reminiscent of the glamor of 50s New York. Is there anything more stylish than that?


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