Discover the Oxford, arguably the most iconic style in mens shoes today. This guide offers a brief history and distinguishing features, as well as contemporary styling tips that will make you appreciate this timeless footwear.
Many variations of the Oxford shoe exist today, and variations of those variations. The “brogue” Oxford, with its distinctive perforations and numerous patterns is a point-in case. The iconic cap toe Oxford is the best known and widely worn style. Other styles, such as the plain toe and wholecut Oxfords are also widely worn. The overall look and feel of an Oxford, however, is shaped by other factors as well, such as the last on which the shoe was built, the shape of the toe, and of course the skill employed to make made it.