Details about 571
Enjoy pure charm, style and tradition with our extraordinary patent Oxford in black. Originally worn by high-ranking members of the British military these much-loved dress shoes became socially acceptable in the late 20th century and remain the ideal partner to a dazzling tuxedo.
Our black patent Oxford is crafted from finest calfskin, but the extra polyurethane layer coats the typical grain characteristics of welted calfskin by using a traditional polish method, which was developed in the 19th century.
The ideal shoe for the tuxedo – our Patent Oxford
Although our No. 571 is a high-gloss patent men’s shoe, whose beautiful glass-like finish catches the light, it can still be worn for a number of formal occasions. The traditional Oxford style, with its typical closed six-hole lacing, lends traditional elegance to the Italian-style square-toe last, making our No. 571 more versatile than you might think.
That said, this patent Oxford in black can overpower a simple business suit. It looks its best with a dinner suit or a tuxedo and sparkles in the low light conditions of the finest parties. The comfortable footbed and leather sole of our patent Oxford meanwhile provide shock absorption and durability, and are perfect for passionate dancers.
At first glance, this is simply a formal Oxford. But a sleek, glossy finish transforms the look of the classic shoe. The leather upper is covered with a special layer of polyurethane, making it the perfect, eye-catching accompaniment to a fine tuxedo.
Italian Square-Toe Last
First developed in the 1930s by Italian shoemakers, this square-toe last was designed as a response to England’s classic last. Marked by a boxy toe, this type of last is particularly popular in Germany. It is perfectly suited for average feet.
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.