Black captoe oxfords are a staple of classic men’s clothing. They’re appropriate for formal wear and business settings. John Lobb continues this tradition with their elegant City II model. Made in supple calfskin with single leather soles, they’re one of the first shoes you should add to your wardrobe.
The Dover is Edward Green’s signature shoe — a blucher with a hand-sewn vamp. The hand-sewing process is so delicate that a pig’s bristle must be used to sew rather than a needle. We’ve made these Dovers in Edward Green’s Dark Brown Calfskin with HAF shoes. This shoe is one for the ages: comfortable, useful, and very unique.
Edward Green’s Beaulieu is an elegant and understated style of balmoral wingtip, made on the sleek 82 last. Unique to this style is its absence of broguing and distinctive double needle stitching at the seams. It is perfect to wear with slacks or suits of many colors.
The black captoe balmoral is the most classic style of dress shoe and is appropriate for any social function. We’re now stocking a pair from Alden in the Hampton last.
If you wear suits regularly, the captoe bal can be a standby, the kind of shoe that will look classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle, classic compliment to a serious wardrobe.
If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the captoe bal 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.