How to Style the Black Patent Oxfords.

313Eko Blog , September 24, 2017

For generations a good suit and an impeccable pair of shoes have been considered the everyday man’s armour – something you pull on when you want to look and feel your very best.

But for those men who are exploring the world of formal wear for the first time, where should you start? And what styles should you be looking to invest your hard-earned cash in? After all, a good suit and a good pair of shoes are one of the most expensive fashion purchases you will make, so you want to get your money’s worth.

Today, we will explore one of these outfits, timeless pieces that transcend seasons, the Blue Suit and the Black Oxford shoes!

Timeless, refined and sophisticated, a blue two-piece is arguably one of the only suits a man would ever need, with its rich and versatile tone enabling it to adapt to any scenario – be it a job interview, high-end restaurant or wedding reception.

The key with this style (aside from it fitting perfect) is to opt for a classic single-breasted, notch lapel jacket and always look to combine with black footwear and accessories.

Outside of the office, your blue blazer can do double time, combining with jeans, chinos or tailored trousers to produce a wealth of smart-casual looks.

Now let’s talk about the shoes guys, Oh! the shoessss … one of the originals and undoubtedly one of the best, the Oxford – not to be confused with its close relation the Derby – is the perfect occasion shoe.

What sets the Oxford apart from the Derby is its ‘closed lacing system’, which is an elaborate way of referring to the fact that the bottom of an Oxford’s lacing section is sewn closed, with the eyelet facings stitched underneath the front section of the shoe.

It’s the sleek simplicity of this detail which makes the Oxford such a winner. And while there are plenty of variations on the classic design now available, it’s the black leather cap toe Oxford that we feel every man should have in his collection. This minimal, subtle shoe complements formal wear perfectly – whether you’re wearing a tux to a black tie function or a charcoal slim-fit suit to an important job interview.

Thank you for reading guys, Feel free to let us know what you think about this pair of shoes, and head ove to the shopping section to cop one for yourself.

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