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No. 346

Contemporary

Take comfort in a stylish variation of a black wholecut Oxford. Our No. 346 boasts a fashionable seam sewn into the upper, combining an extravagant design with the tight-fitting closed five-hole lacing of a typical Oxford style. more Details
$ 365.00
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Details about Number 346

Our No. 346 is a classic black wholecut Oxford with an astonishing design. Generally a wholecut Oxford with a closed lacing is the most elegant and versatile of all men’s dress shoes in the world. Painstakingly cut from one single piece of leather, here a curved seam at the closure reduces the formality, but accentuates the shoe’s handsome lines.

Wholecut Oxford with an exciting seam


From a shoe-making standpoint, the wholecut Oxford is one of the most difficult shoe styles to last. The shoe last must represent the foot’s anatomical information, at the same time giving the finished shoe a pleasing and fashionable appearance. Because a wholecut Oxford has no stitching to allow some give when pulling the leather over the last, the manufacture is very difficult. If not done properly, it can create an area of loose leather.

Different to the classic wholecut Oxford, our No. 346 has no straight cut. The curved seam sits on a more natural join, while the shoelaces run through the five eyelet tabs exceptionally flat and discreetly. This exciting detail turns a classic man’s dress shoe in a real eye-catcher, without excessive flamboyance.

The generous, sweeping closure allows comfortable entry for the foot, whilst the closed lacing guarantees a tight and snug fit. The soft, black calfskin radiates an astonishing shine meanwhile, making our black wholecut Oxford the ideal choice for formal occasions. Because of its fashionable seaming it might not be best for a wedding or other too traditional settings – it will though also look fantastic with a simple pair of jeans.

Wholecut Oxford

Wholecut Oxford

The shoe’s upper is painstakingly crafted from a single piece of leather, closed by seaming at the back. The black Wholecut with a characteristic closed five-hole lacing is the purest expression of the Oxford style.

Stylish/Elegant Last

Stylish/Elegant Last

Similar to the classic last, but slightly narrower at the toe—a subtle difference. This type of last is distinguished by its balanced design and elegant appearance. It is ideal for those with relatively high insteps.

French Calf

French Calf

This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.

Extravaganz

Contemporary

The level of extravagance of our No. 346 is extremely high. The Wholecut is the definition of understated extravagance. But its curved leather seam breaks its understatement and lends this classic men’s dress shoe a fashionable edge.

General information about our contemporary shoe collection

Goodyear-Welted

Goodyear-Welted

The gold standard when it comes to shoe manufacturing. Goodyear welting is a painstaking process that involves stitching the shaft and outsole to a thin strip of leather. Shoes made this way are extremely stable, durable, breathable, and easy to repair.

Handcrafted

Handcrafted

Mass-produced shoes are glued together on assembly lines. All of our premium, full-leather shoes, on the other hand, are handcrafted to the finest standards of quality. You can see and feel the difference.

Full-Leather Shoes

Full-Leather Shoes

The high quality of these shoes is reflected in their high leather content. Their uppers, lining, insoles, and outsoles are made from the finest leather. They even have leather heels, made by painstakingly stacking thin layers of leather on top of one another.

Construction

Construction

These shoes consist of roughly 65 separate parts. They took about 210 steps to assemble. We rely upon premium materials and traditional production methods to ensure that our footwear is of the absolute highest quality.

Gentleman's Corner

Gentleman's Corner

These shoes come equipped with a so-called "gentleman's corner". This is a small notch cut from the inside corner of the heel. This has a practical purpose—it prevents your trouser leg from catching on your shoe.

Breathable

Breathable

This shoe boasts a high proportion of leather, and has been assembled without the use of adhesive bonding—both of these factors ensure proper air circulation and prevent moisture from penetrating the surface. Dry, well-ventilated feet are healthy feet.

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