If you own velvet slippers, cleaning them immediately after wearing them is imperative. You can’t go wrong with any type of velvet jacket and matching velvet slippers as dinner wear.  

Slippers are low-cut loafers with a plain front and very flat soles. Typically, the base of a slipper is a whole. A slip-on is usually a go-to for a dress-down, out-and-about outfit. Slippers are the type of men’s shoe you can find virtually in any material and color. Unlike the rigid […]

Brogue shoes are ‘oxford-looking’ types of shoes with decorative holes perforated around the cap toe, back, and around. The term ‘brogue’ is technically not a type of shoe. It refers to the decorative holes in a shoe caused by the perforation of its base leather – typically an Oxford or a […]

The monk strap is a shoe strapped on the side with a buckle. It’s a dress shoe, and like the loafer or oxford, it comes in variants such as brogue, double monk, etc. It consists of a heel, a cap toe, and a strap over the tongue. It is tightly […]

A loafer is any shoe without lace over a tongue, like the Oxford or derby. It’s a slip-on shoe that often comes with a tassel, mask, bit, or accessories to replace lacing. It is another staple of the classic gentleman. Loafers are lightweight footwear due to their thin soles compared […]

As the name suggests. An Oxford-looking shoe made with a single-cut base is produced using one whole piece of a single material to make the base. Instead of different materials patched together to form the various aspects of the base, the base of the whole cut shoe is made from one […]

A derby shoe is quite similar to an oxford, with different lacing. A derby has an open lacing. The two tabs at the tongue’s top (on each side) are not stitched together at the bottom. Pay attention to the photo below. Compared to the Oxford, the tabs are separated and […]

An Oxford is any type of dress shoe (not boots) with a lace over a tongue. Unlike a derby, the tabs that join the lace must be together in order to qualify as an Oxford. That is about the only distinction between an Oxford and a Derby. Oxfords appear in […]