How to straight lace an Oxford shoe

An Oxford shoe is defined by the vamp (lacing section) which is sewn closed at the bottom
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An Oxford is an elegant shoe that requires a plain lacing pattern to complement its effortless simplicity. For this reason, ‘straight’ lacing with a good quality waxed shoelace is the best choice.

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How to waterproof leather shoes

Quality leather shoes are an investment - look after them

Quality leather shoes are an investment – look after them
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Want to keep your feet dry? Shoe leather is only as good as the care you give it. Here we take a look at the best ways to waterproof your shoes – tips for keeping rain out, natural oils in, and your toes snug and trench-foot free.
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How to get your feet ready for sandals

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.
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If your toes look like the dessicated talons of a newly unwrapped mummy, don’t panic. With the right preparation, and a wise choice of footwear, it’s quite possible to look presentable in men’s sandals. Here’s how to tread the tricky terrain of sandal season with our four-step men’s guide to perfectly groomed feet and nails.
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