Photography: Michail Androulidakis

Editor: Katerina Theocharis


You can’t go wrong with a stylish pair of Oxfords.

Oxford shoe. One of the most classic and elegant lace up dress shoe. Oxford shoes replaced the commonly worn boots. Since the 19th century the original Oxfords accepted plenty of changes as soon as they adopted today’s style.

Due to the fact that it is the most formal type of shoes, Oxfords could be worn with almost everything, from tuxedo to business or casual looks.

What is the Oxford

The one feature that separates Oxford shoes from Derbies or other types of lace up shoes is the closed lace system. Sometimes people use the term Oxford when referring to any lace-up shoe, but today we are going to elaborate on how to distinguish an Oxford Shoe from other shoe types.

Firstly, Oxford shoes have laces. Monk strap, slip-ons or Chelsea boots are not Oxford. Secondarily, Oxfords’ main characteristic is that they have a closed lacing system, different from the open lace system of the Derby Shoes.

derby vs oxford

The Shoes

The shoes that I am presenting you today are bespoke and utterly stylish. A timeless, classy and versatile. Suede and leather are combined to give its luxurious and distingtive appearance, while the decorating perforation offers an elegant finishing touch. It could be worn with almost everything, from morning till night, but it is not appropriate for formal events. A pair of shoes that although it looks effortless, it cannot be unnoticed!

Go Bespoke

A pair of black Oxford shoes is an essential to any a well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. A shoe that matches with almost any outfit – from suits to jeans – it should better be quality. And bespoke is the best option.

Bespoke shoes are footwear made especially for a certain customer. The customer can choose between different styles, colors, leather types etc.
Even if it is extremely hard to fit your foot into a ready-to-wear shoe or you want a particular quality garment that will be made for you only and will fit you perfectly, bespoke shoes are something you might take into consideration.

Where to get

Kwnstantinos, a talented bespoke shoemaker from Thessaloniki, created the shoes that I am presenting you today. Three words characterize him the most: Tasteful, Punctual and Perfectionist. His personality is totally reflected in his work. His main concern is the use of high quality materials combined with excellent construction. With respect to classic values of men’s style, he provides footwear that he is proud of creating them. He, also, gives prominence to developing a honest relationship with his client, based on trust. You may read more about Kwnstantinos here: A day with Kwnstantinos, A Bespoke Shoemaker.


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