Oxford, Blucher, Derby, Loafer, Monk Shoe …. Is there a difference?
Ah yeah! And, so glad you asked. I can guarantee that each once is a little different.
For those who care (like me), and because you asked, let’s take a shoe moment and walk through some of my faves shall we? Are you as excited as I am?
Bar Shoe – Shoe with an instep strap or button.
Blucher – (often referred to as Derby) This footwear has laces that are tied to two pieces of leather independently attached to the vamp.Brogue – Originating from Ireland or Scotland, a brogue shoe typically has the toe, side and heel decorated with punched and serrated leather.
Derby – see Blutcher
D’Orsay – A style of shoes featuring one or both sides cut-out.
Driving Moccasin – A type of casual moccasin or slip on ideal for driving, with a flexible outsole, pedal-gripping sole and a wraparound protected heel.
Oxford – Simply, shoes with laces.
Monk Shoe – (AKA Monk Strap) Is a shoe with no lacing, closed by a buckle and strap.
Saddle Shoe – Shoes with a contrast coloured instep overlay or “saddle,” usually found on golf shoes or retro styles.
Wingtips – Typically more popular with males, this shoe features a toe cap that comes to a point in the center, and spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, in a shape that somewhat resembles wings.