An elaborate dress shoe guid on differentiating Oxford from Brogues.
Traditionally called an “Oxford” in the U.K and a “Balmoral” in the US . A classy shoe style with a formal, elegant and dressy appeal, these dress shoes have closed lacing which gives it a formal and dressy appeal, not advisable to be paired with jean.
Brogues come in an Oxford style, the difference is more about styling details like perfection, wing tip and cape toe.
Wingtips : are brogues with decorative details on an extended toecap.
Cape toe: are brogues with a plan toe, although often with perforations along the edge of cap.