It’s a model that every bespoke shoemaker and dress shoe brand have to have in their line-up – the black plain cap toe oxford. That doesn’t mean they have to be made to the traditional standards just to be beautiful, you can make something your own way and still have it classic, wearable and timeless. This shoe by Clematis Ginza is a good example.
The doulbe leather sole still combined with a sleek bevelled waist, and the special slanted stitching on the wavy facing seam, together with a slightly more rustic lace. It all works perfect together, and not even the most stubborn traditionalist could argue it’s not a formal piece of footwear, but it still has lots more character than most of your black plain cap toe oxfords out there. Good stuff.