Everyone’s favourite Belgian, Raf Simons hits a home run with these powerfully handsome Patterned Oxfords. With a perfectly classic and masculine silhouette, Simons infuses his magic adding a dynamic geometric pattern stretching across the black patent leather uppers. Inspired by youth in protest, think the Paris student riots of the 1960s marching the streets in these fine shoes that are a smart choice for day or night, and formal or casual affairs. Either way you twist it, these are a bold and powerful look into the creative directions of mens fashion, now available at The Corner.
From London-based designer Rupert Sanderson comes these exquisitely crafted Saddled Oxfords. In a two toned model that features Italian black calf leather on white nubuck, with a distinct orange leather sole, be sure to feel quite the dapper fellow in these classic shoes. Equally traditional and contemporary, these are oxfords dreams are made of, and are available online today through Studiohomme.
Sydney label Vanishing Elephant has crafted these fine Fairmont Canvas and Leather Oxfords for Summer 2010. The shoes feature a leather sole, padded leather insole, and flawlessly conjoined leather and canvas for a thoroughly contemporary take on these classic shoes. This hot find is featured now on Need Supply Co.
John Varvatos is showing off a clean cut oxford shoe, though it maintains a simple demeanor overall, it’s got a few unique design elements to set it apart. Firstly, the worn brown leather which throws around another dimension to something that would be otherwise uninteresting. But most importantly is the simple decision to use a six-eye lace up, with sneaker inspired laces. It’s not extravagant, but it gives a bold finish to a well rounded shoe. For a better look head on over to Neiman Marcus.
Rag & Bone have a love for simplicity, and their ‘RB Derby Oxford’ is making us feel the same way. This low top doesn’t get much simpler – with an entirely black upper, this shoe focuses instead on craftsmanship to make it stand out. With great construction and a crepe rubber sole, these shoes strike a look that’s fashionably casual. Available now from Barneys
Rachel Comey‘s spring / summer 2010 collection has something for the dandy in all of us, in the form of this ‘Keene’ oxford. Little details like the tan leather trim set off the white leather uppers and classic tan soles perfectly. A great take on an old classic that’s sure to find a place in your shoe closet once the snow melts for good. Get your own pair at Gargyle.
From Cole Haan comes the Air Ashby oxford, the perfect combination of style and comfort. Featuring Cole Haan’s classic minimal styling and sense of refinement and restraint, the soles are fitted with Nike Air technology. A brilliant collaborative effort between two labels at the top of their game, get your own pair from Nordstrom now.
Rachel Comey shows off her sartorial chops with these ‘Uncle Dan’ oxfords. One of the most prominent menswear designers working today, she puts her own spin on oxfords with the Uncle Dans. Recalling memories of your favorite uncle growing up, these simple oxfords are a great touch of nostalgia and classicism to any outfit. Available now in a deep, rich Bordeaux from Opening Ceremony. Continue reading
George Cox collaborates with Japanese brand BAL to release this oxford in five different colorways. A mix of classics (black and tan), and off-the-cuff (royal blue and sky blue) populate this beautiful collection. Available now at DEDUE.