Along with the loafer, the Oxford shoe revives from your wardrobe to create new elegant and classy looks.  If you are interested in fashion history, you can go on reading:

The shoes originally appeared in Scotland and Ireland, where they are occasionally called Balmorals. The design of the shoe is often plain, but may include some small ornamentation or perforations.

The meaning of the terms Oxford and Balmoral vary geographically; in the U.S.Balmoral is synonymous with Oxford; elsewhere, especially in Britain, the Balmoral is a particular type of Oxford where there are no seams (apart from the toe cap) descending to the welt, a style particularly common onboots.  As opposed to the other main type of men’s laced shoes, the Derby, the two flaps of leather with the piercings for the laces are stitched together at the bottom. The toes may be plain or capped (less formal). Some leathers, such as suedeor patterned leathers, and brown leather, are less formal, while other options, such as black leather, are more formal; features of comparable formality are traditionally combined, making combinations such as ‘black full brogue’ or ‘plain capless suede’ unorthodox innovations.  More exotic colours and leathers are occasionally seen, such as purple or oxblood, and crocodile skin.  Source;  wiki

C’est de paire avec le loafer que le soulier Oxford renaît du fond de votre garde-robe, (si vous les aviez gardés) pour redonner au look d’aujourd’hui élégance et finesse.    Si vous démontrez quelconque intérêt pour l’histoire de la mode, je vous invite à lire le texte anglais ci-haut!

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