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.
Your invitation says black tie, but is there really any need to be quite so conformist? If you’re the sort of chap who takes sartorial elegance seriously, you’ll be interested to know that black is not your only evening wear option. In fact gents, colour is what makes your black tie outfit stand out from the crowd.
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.