Variations: whole cut, plain toe, cap toe, wing tip
The Oxford model is perhaps the most popular formal shoe model among men. Given its versatility, which can go from the most basic to the most irreverent in style, colour, and material selection, this style can be effortlessly used by businessmen, in weddings, birthday parties, or on the weekend. Timeless and always fashionable, this is surely the perfect pair for all occasions.
What characterises them are the side tabs without the shoelace eyelets. In fact, the eyelets (metal rings) are fixated on the inside and outside, and all we can see are the punctures where the laces go through, creating a classical, elegant look.
This model became known after being used with the school uniform by the students at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, in the 19th century, which is also the origin of its name.