No. 514 is a quarter-brogue Oxford in black. Its distinctive patterns of perforation hearken back to the Scottish and Irish shepherds of yore, who perforated the entire uppers of their shoes. This was a necessary measure in the swampy Highlands of their home countries, as it allowed their frequently-soaked shoes to dry out more quickly. Today, though, broguing serves a merely decorative purpose—it creates a stylish and elegant look.
The supreme discipline of shoe manufacturing. In an elaborate process, the upper and outsole are sewn together using a thin strip of leather. This makes the shoes extremely stable, durable, dimensionally stable and extremely easy to repair.
Probably the most elegant men's shoe model in the world. Provided with the characteristic closed lacing, the Oxford is the shoe classic for the upscale occasion.