Oxfords have made up a large proportion of our production since our doors opened in 1879. This formal style has always been regarded as the most elegant English men’s shoe that one should typically wear with a black suit. Although times have changed and style is becoming less formal, the Oxford is still the style of choice for the discerning businessman.
You can now find many variations of this style, but at Crockett & Jones our expertise is to concentrate on styles that are recognised and sought after by our customers with a few variations for those that want them. Here are our Top 5 favourite Crockett & Jones Main Collection Oxfords.
A recognisable style to many a Crockett & Jones Customer, our whole-cut Oxford Alex stands strong at the top of our Top 5 Oxfords. Rising to fame with its appearance in James Bond’s SKYFALL in 2012 and again three years later in SPECTRE, Alex has cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy. A style as at home in the office as it is worn with a tuxedo at a black-tie event.
An update on our cap toe Oxford Connaught, now lasted on our newest Main Collection Last, 379, Connaught 2 is our new classic Oxford. Offering the toe shape of last 236 but with a tighter back-part forming an exceptional last for formal business Oxfords. Set on our ‘City’ Rubber sole, this is the perfect choice for the return to the office.
An Adelaide Oxford with a familiar u-throat design and punched toe cap. Westbourne (particularly in Chestnut Burnished Calf), is a firm favourite amongst customers and has become well-known as one of the great Crockett & Jones Oxford shoes. The Westbourne is skilfully made on one of our bestselling lasts 348, arguably one of the more forward thinking lasts of its generation, when first crafted in 2004. Available in three colourways, including a Dark Brown Suede variation for the summer Oxford choice.
Hallam, another loved classic Crockett & Jones style on our 348 last. This popular style is going nowhere from our Men’s Main Collection and remains one of our bestselling cap toe Oxfords to date. Sharing the same last as Alex and Westbourne, Hallam sports a defined square toe giving the wearer plenty of space in the toe box. Available in Black Calf, with a choice of leather and ‘City’ sole options, Dark Brown Burnished Calf and Espresso Calf Suede.
A style designed ready for an evening or black-tie event; Overton in Black Patent offers elegance in abundance. With a lighter weight welt and lightweight black single leather soles, Overton’s sleek rounded toe design, from our 341 last, offers classic formality.