Lace ups or formal shoes come mostly in two forms – Oxford and Derby.
When it comes to the modern office look, there is always a struggle to tell the difference between the Oxford & Derby shoes. A closet staple, these leather shoes form the foundation of any man’s wardrobe. Oxford shoes are defined by their ‘closed lacing system’ whereas Derby shoes have laces that are open at the bottom edge. Oxford shoes have become the go-to shoe for the contemporary man. Ideal for formal occasions like work, weddings and black tie events, no man’s wardrobe is complete without these. Derby shoes, on the other hand, are considered to be less formal than their Oxford cousins. Derby shoes are perfect with denims or chinos with a white crisp shirt and a nice sports coat.