Men's Oxford Shoes Guide
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An Oxford shoe is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp, a feature termed "closed lacing". Originally, Oxfords were plain, formal shoes, made of leather but they evolved into a range of styles suitable for both formal, uniform, and casual wear. Based on function and the dictates of fashion, Oxfords are now made from a variety of materials, including calf leather, faux and genuine patent leather, suede, and canvas. They are normally black or brown, and may be plain or patterned (Brogue).

Oxfords differ from Derbys, or Blüchers because those shoe styles have shoelace eyelets attached to the top of the vamp.  Again, the Oxford style shoe is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp.

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function.  The oxford is only one of many styles in the menswear market.

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Apparel Search is a leading guide to fashion, style, clothing, glam and all things relevant to apparel.  We hope that you find this Men's Oxford Shoes page to be helpful.  Oxfords are also referred on occasion as "Balmorals".

What ever type of footwear you are wearing is in fashion.  Dress shoes are cool for the office, but oxfords are stylish for other situations as well.  If you are not a huge fan of this type of shoe, you may want to learn about other shoe styles in our fashion terminology section.

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