Men’s shoes (Oxfords)

Church's Shoes

Established 1927

Founded in 1873 by Thomas Church in Northampton, a town that has been known for its thriving leather and footwear industry, Church’s Shoes is a high-end footwear manufacturer. Church’s shoes, on average, take about eight weeks and more than 250 manual operations to produce, and are constructed with the  Goodyear method. In terms of aesthetic, the classic elegance of their designs never go out of style. Some models have been around for over a century.

An Oxford shoe (or ‘Balmoral’ in the US) is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp, also called ‘closed laced shoes’. The Curch’s Consul as pictured above – named historically for the English ambassadors and politicians abroad who wore it – stands out for its sleek, elegant upper with double stitching on the toecap and quarter lining as well as for its practicality. The Gordon Gekko’s in this world might opt for the John Lobb City Oxford, but in terms of price, quality an design the Church’s Consul is unequalled. An iconic pair of shoes worn by office clerks and celebrities alike.

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