journal: oxford

Alden Captoe Balmoral, Brown Calfskin

If you wear suits regularly, the captoe balmoral is a standby, the kind of shoe that is classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle compliment to a serious wardrobe.

If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the captoe balmoral is just the shoe for special occasions. With care, you could wear these to every special occasion and important meeting that you attend for the rest of your life. Either way, you’ll be well dressed.

Hampton Last, Brown Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Saint Crispin’s 564 Oxford

Headquartered in Vienna, Saint Crispin’s does not follow the Viennese tradition exclusively but produces a style, which is appreciated all over the world. All shoes are handmade by a small team of artisan’s, craftsmen and women who have been highly trained within the company. Some key employees have been employed for nearly 20 years. This continuity reinforces the extremely high level of quality and consistency found in their shoes. St. Crispin’s 564 shoe is a unique captoe oxford. It’s elegantly sleek last makes it the perfect shoe for going between different levels of formality, from a dark suit to jeans.

Classic Last, Burgundy Crust Calfskin, Wood Pegged Waist

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Edward Green

Edward Green is regarded by many to make the “finest shoes in England for the discerning few.” We’ve just restocked of some their core collection: the Asquith, Piccadilly, and Chelsea. More classic English shoes would be hard to find.

Made in Northampton for over 125 years, Edward Green’s reputation has been built on elegant, handcrafted shoes. Benchmade for quality and comfort, they are the quintessential Goodyear welted English shoe. Care for them properly, and they’ll easily last fifteen years, if not more.

The Asquith is on the 888 smart square toe last, and the Chelsea is now available on the smart round 82 last.

Asquith, Dark Oak Calfskin, 888 Last, Single Leather Soles

Piccadilly, Black Calfskin, 184 Last, Single Leather Soles

Chelsea, Dark Oak Calfskin, 82 Last, Single Leather Soles

Chelsea, Black Calfskin, 82 Last, Single Leather Soles

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Gaziano & Girling St. James

Gaziano & Girling’s St. James is a somewhat sauce captoe oxford. Made on the soft square MH71 last in Vintage Oak we think this shoe is among their best looking. G&G creates contemporary designs of traditional English shoes bench-made in their factory in Kettering, UK.

Founded by Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling in 2006 they are recognized as elite shoemakers around the world. Tony Gaziano will be here May 14th for our next G&G Trunk Show we hope to see you there.

St. James MH71 Last, Vintage Oak, Oak Bark Soles

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G&G MTO’s

We’ve been meaning to post some gorgeous MTO shoes by Gaziano & Girling for a while. Set your gaze on these babies and image what it’s like to slip a pair on your feet.

Gable, MH71 Last, Vintage Cherry – MTO

Hove, TG73 Last, Vintage Oak – MTO

Carnegie, MH71 Last, Rustic Arran Grain – MTO

Chelsea, MH71 Last, Black Alpine Grain – MTO

Cooper, Deco Last, Vintage Chestnut – MTO

Oxford, GG06 Last, Vintage Rioja – MTO

 

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Gaziano & Girling “Oxford”

There is no other shoe that epitomizes the traditional “Business Shoe” like a black captoe oxford. There’s no end of black captoe oxfords out there but then there is Gaziano & Girling’s “Oxford” which takes the genre to a whole other level.

The narrow waist and extended toe box of this shoe is what gives them their graceful and urbane appearance. And because it’s a perennial classic these shoes are forever in style. And for the first time we are now stocking this beauty on the G&G soft square MH71 last.

Oxford MH71 Last, Black Calf, Oak Bark Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Burlington

The newest arrival by Gaziano & Girling is the Burlington in black calfskin. We love the formality of black oxfords but these shoes also have great style, which is something not easily found in other captoe oxfords.

That’s not really surprising to us though because G&G make some of the most stylish and sophisticated English shoes today.

TG73 Last, Black Calfskin, Oak Bark Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Hayes

The Gaziano & Girling Hayes is one of the brands most popular models. The combination of clean sharp lines and diamond perforations make this U throat oxford a winner.

This time around we choose to have them made in Vintage Rioja calfskin, a deep wine color as the name suggests. It’s an ideal color to wear with blues, grays, and dare we say even black.

TG73 Last, Vintage Rioja, Oak Bark Soles

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