This is a winterized version of Gaziano & Girling’s classic Rothschild oxford. With a storm welt and Ridgeway soles, it’s tough enough to get you through rain, sleet, snow, and anything else that the season may throw your way. Made in beautiful chestnut hatch grain, it pairs well with blues and greys.
I saw an interesting article in Men’s Ex magazine, where they took the laces out of a pair of black cap toe oxfords and replaced them with tan laces.
I decided to try it here, and chose the Gaziano & Girling, Oxford for the lace exchange. I think it looks pretty cool. It’s an interesting and simple way to change the look of a black shoe. The laces I used are a flat wax lace, which have a dressier look.
I would wear these with a black or dark gray suit with either a shirt, tie or pocket square that picks up the color of the laces.
Note: I tried this with several styles and brands; I found it to look best with plain or cap toes. Brogues looked to busy but I guess it’s a matter of taste. I always feel less is more, and this is about a subtle twist. Other colors could look equally good but the key is to play off the laces with some other accessory.