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4 quality leather Oxford shoes from British brands

Words by Saj Azam

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These are the best leather Oxford shoes for any discerning gentlemen

The leather Oxford shoe is a timeless wardrobe classic that’s made its way through history as a firm favourite. Characterised by its closed lacing, three-part panel construction and elongated toe. It’s the go-to shoe for formal events, weddings, office-wear and dinner parties. A style that’ll never go out of fashion, the Oxford should be a celebrated part of every man’s wardrobe and donned with the same enthusiasm.

What makes a good pair of Oxford shoes?

It all comes down to the quality of the shoe. Leather shoes have a longer lifespan as its a natural, breathable and durable material. The quality of the leather will also determine how long your shoes last. Depending on how often you wear them and with regular upkeep, your pair should last you between 5-10 years of comfort and style.

Are Oxford shoes formal?

While historically they’ve been deemed a more formal shoe to be worn with suits and formal attire, contemporary styles incorporate casual elements to make this style ultra-versatile. Pair your shoes with structured jeans and a blazer or roll neck for an effortless smart-casual look for everyday wear.

These shoes are crafted to last

How to look after your shoes:

Taking care of your shoes is easy and following these 5 simple steps will ensure your Oxfords last longer and age better.

1) Don’t wear your shoes every day – leather needs to breathe as it absorbs moisture. Keep dirt and grime at bay with a microfibre cloth or shoe brush. Moisturise your leather with a sustainable shoe polish every 2-3 months. Keep your shoes out of puddles and heavy downpours as this can stain the leather. To keep their shape, use a shoe tree and out of direct sunlight and heat

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4 best leather oxford shoes to add to your wardrobe

Handcrafted in workshops by Europe’s finest, skilled artisans, these brands encapsulate all things craftsmanship quality. While these shoes may have a higher price tag – it pays off in the long run when it comes to longevity and durability.

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Peter & Porter

The Black St James Leather Shoes from British-born, London brand Peter & Porter are your classic pair with a modern twist, incorporating brogue detailing across the facing and toe cap for a suave look that’s definitively British. Each shoe features Goodyear welted construction with hybrid soles, handcrafted by Spanish artisans with a penchant for quality craftsmanship.

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New & Lingwood

The calf leather brogue Oxford shoes from New & Lingwood

For a quintessentially British design, New & Lingwood’s Mid Tan Calf Leather Wing Tip Brogue Oxford Shoes are ideal for anyone looking for a more traditional aesthetic. Dressing for the occasion since 1865, this British brand knows a thing or two about sartorial elegance. This pair comes handcrafted in England, fully-leather lined in supple calfs leather with Goodyear welt construction for longevity and strength.

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Sons of London

British brand Sons of London take time to craft their shoes

Add a little bit of character to your look with the Navy Cap Toe Oxfords from Sons of London. In a rich and royal navy blue, these shoes have been hand-stitched in Le Marche, Italy using the renowned Blake stitch construction – in Tuscan calfskin leather. Finished with a leather lining for unbeatable comfort and a full leather sole, with injected rubber grip for ease of wear, whatever the occasion.

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Kurt Lincoln

From the workshop to your wardrobe, craftsmanship counts

Smart, yet practical with an urban aesthetic, London-based Kurt Lincoln’s premium Black Leather Oxfords feature a distinctive chunky rubber sole, that’s ideal for the city slicker with after work plans. Handcrafted by skilled Turkish artisans, each design is produced in small batches and this one comes with brogue punch detailing and calf leather upper and sole for comfort.

What to wear with Oxford shoes:

Knowing what to wear with your oxford shoes can be a daunting task. There are however a few ways to style your pair for occasions and daily wear alike. Think tailored trousers, soft knits, structured blazers and crisp shirts for everyday elegance.

Complete the look with Kurt Lincoln's Oxfords

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