Oxford Black
Oxford Black
Oxford Black
Oxford Black
Oxford Black
Oxford Black
Oxford Black

Oxford Black

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180,00 €
  • Classic Ebony Oxford in smooth cowhide leather
  • Fully lined with cowhide leather
  • Genuine cowhide leather sole with an added rubber mid-layer
  • Cowhide leather from Portugal
  • Waxed coton laces
  • Blake sewn and welt
  • Made in Portugal
  • Delivered in a paper box. The paper is made from FSC certified forest trees.

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  • Shoes care

    For this model in smooth leather: it requires a bit of patience but the task is not completely unpleasant.

    Here are the 4 golden steps to follow: first, apply a care cream to nourish the leather (the most important), then a brush stroke to shine it. Next, apply the same colour wax to the leather to revive its colour. And if you still have 30 seconds: waterproof to avoid rain and mud stains. We have everything we need in our shoemaker's shop at more than fair prices, don't hesitate.

    And for your leather soles: Remember to order temporary pads, so you don't slip everywhere the first few times. But we recommend you to drop them off at your shoemaker's when you receive your pair so that you can have real skates put on them. Your shoes will only last longer.

    And don't forget to put on a shoe tree when you're not wearing them, which is essential to keep your shoes in place.

Oxford Black
180,00 €

Embossed logo

The little doe (Biche) is beautifully embossed, hot stamped in the leather, at the back of this model. Discreet, the doe will accompany you everywhere!

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Derbies and Oxford, our essentials for men's wardrobe  

Our permanent collection is growing
This season, we have worked hard to revisit two iconic models of men's shoes: the Derbies, and for the first time at Pied de Biche the Oxfords. A must in the male wardrobe, we couldn't help but do it! In smooth or suede leather, black or tan color, with laces or buckles, you now have a wide choice to dress each of your costumes. Classic timeless, these two iconic models will now be part of our perms, which means that you can find them every season.

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What is the difference?

Oxford, Derbies, Monk... But what is the difference?
Very close to each other, we often tended to confuse the Richelieu and the Derby. However, an essential characteristic distinguishes these two models: their lacing system. To never go wrong again, here is a small lexicon of low shoes. The Richelieu, otherwise known as Oxford in England, or even Balmoral in Scotland, is characterized by a closed lacing, which gives a V-shaped opening to the shoe. The Derby, on the other hand, has an open lacing, which makes it easier to put on and will be better suited to strong kicks. Finally, the Doubles-Boucles, also nicknamed Monk, is a form of Derby without laces.

The origins
Today great classics, the Richelieux and Oxford were first considered as truly revolutionary models for the time and were shaped against a current flagship model: the boot. In opposition to these dress codes, students at the University of Oxford began to wear in the 19th century a half-boot with laces, considered less restrictive, and above all more comfortable, which quickly became fashionable. The Oxford was born! More flexible than the Richelieu, the Derby would then have derived from this model by widening, to allow the Earl of Derby (hence its name!), Endowed with atypical feet, to be able to wear shoes.

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Exceptional shoes

Noble materials
Like their 200-year-old history, we wanted to make our Derbies and Oxfords as durable as they are timeless, so you can keep them for life. To do this, we have selected each of the materials that compose them with the greatest care. The uppers of each of our Derbies and Oxfords are made entirely of cowhide leather chosen from the Trentino region in the North East of Italy and then hand-skated, which makes each pair truly unique. The heel is made of a piece of leather and a natural rubber pad, and the sole, like each of our models, is also made entirely of leather.

Ancestral know-how
No quality shoe without know-how! And it must be said that the Derbies and Oxford are complex models whose manufacture cannot be improvised. To reach our level of requirement in terms of quality and finish, we therefore went in search of a new workshop, with specific expertise. It was south of Porto, the shoe capital, that we found the rare pearl: Ruben mastered all the stages of manufacture with a master's hand and was ready to respond to each of our requests. Many hours of work and a hundred prototypes later, our Derbies and Oxford corresponded in all respects to our expectations.

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