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Thursday, 14 April 2016
OXFORD DIVERSITY-THE MODERN CLASSICS
Making its first debut in Scotland and Ireland, Oxford shoes
or Blamorals (so named after the Blamoral Castle) earned it name from the
famous Oxford university and is by far a classy and timeless fashion ornament
that can be dressed up or down to suite whatever occasion due to its minimalist appeal and ability to go with
just about everything. Whether it is the wig-tip Oxford, whole
cut-one piece Oxford, Cap toe Oxford or the Plain toe Oxford,
the resonating beauty and elegance of each piece stands out in the
history of classic footwear. Oxfords are a newer version of the popular Oxonians that were popular at
the Oxford University in 1800. The half-boot style became outdated and students
looked for an alternative style that was more current, thus the oxford shoe was
Oxford shoes have run through years of reinvention having designers like Prada, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton interpret it while maintaining its signature qualities. My fascination with these classic shoes is the stress-less elegance and definition it gives when worn. And the best thing about it, they have been made to accommodate both genders.
Care to explore?
Wig tip Oxford (Left) and A Whole Cut-One piece Oxford
The One piece oxford is a variation on the
classic oxford constructed with a single piece of leather rather than various
pieces sewn together. This style has only one seam connecting the piece of
leather together in the back of the shoe while maintaining the original Oxford
shape and signature“closed lacing.” The minimal stitching gives a sleek and
sophisticated look that adds to the shoe’s unique and simplistic style. Though
this style is unassuming, it is a uncommon variation on the typical oxford shoe
and is seen quite rarely.
The Monk strap is versatile shoe style that serves as the intermediate between the oxford and
the derby in terms of formality, featuring a similar shape sans the laces. In
place of an eyelet closure, the monk strap has a wide strap that is fastened
across the front of the shoe with either a single or double buckle closure. The
monk strap takes its name from the monks who originally donned them. The closed
toe design was a much more protective alternative to wear while working than
the sandals they usually wore. This alternative is very attractive and give an
extra edge to an assemblage. TheMonk straps are
often crafted out of leather or suede and can be found with and without
Dress Boot Oxford.
The Dress Boot Oxford is a lace-up boot often
featuring a wingtip broguing on the toe and along its seams and rises over the
ankle. It finds its roots in the Victorian era when the choices in men’s shoes
were very limited. During this time, men could only wear boots with day wear or
pumps for evening wear. Because of the limitation of styles available to men,
the Dress Boot became an intermediately formal dress shoe option that was worn
to formal day occasions like tea or a formal lunch. Now, the dress boot’s place
in menswear has remained quite similar as a great alternative to your typical
dress shoe that’s perfect for formal day wear.
Cap Toe Oxford
“Cinderella was made for more than sweeping the floor.”