In this men's fashion blog we have started a search to find our own style, to cross the barrier of superficiality and to manage to transmit with our image part of who we are and what we want to tell, we must find, among other men's clothes, the basics that will bring to our closet a sense of timelessness, quality and harmony between personality and character.
And to do this, I want to start with a men's accessory that can say more about us than any other garment we wear, men's shoes. We will focus in this post on Oxford shoes.
The Oxford shoes are exactly that piece that, passing seasons and fashions, will always manage to be eternal.
Shoes are essential when it comes to dressing up, no matter what men's look you've chosen, because they will help you improve your image and make a difference. And, beyond that if they are in fashion, that they are expensive, of the best material or if they are newer or older; above anything, they must be CLEAN. I insist, a pair of men's shoes says a lot about who is wearing them. Cleaning tips aside, let's get started.
Men's Oxford shoes are exactly that piece that, even with seasons and fashions, will always manage to be eternal. They belong to that type of elegant and versatile footwear that we can wear both with a suit and in a more relaxed environment. All this is possible because there are several types: the perforated and the smooth, different materials ranging from suede, leather or patent leather and colors to choose from.
The main difference between Oxford shoes and Blücher shoes is that the latter have the side sewn to the tongue on the outside.
I want to make an aside before continuing to talk about Oxford shoes because, thanks to a reader of this men's fashion blog, I have learned something that I did not know and that is that it is important to distinguish between Oxford and Blücher shoes so as not to mislead us. We have inherited Blücher shoes, no less, from the battle of Waterloo. Yes, it was Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher who, in this battle, wanted to shoe his soldiers in these shoes. The main difference between the Oxford and the Blücher is that the latter have the side sewn to the tongue on the outside. Besides, it is a wider and more open type of shoe for men, so it is a more informal shoe.
And going back to the Oxfords, the versatility we talked about before, allows us to have a wide range of possibilities with which to wear this type of shoe. For example, if your day-to-day life leads you to dress more conservatively, you can opt for a dark brown or cognac Oxford shoe, or a pair of black Oxford shoes. The first ones, the brown ones, are perfect with gray or navy blue. The others look good with everything except brown suits.
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