Shape : Chisel toe wholecut
Color : Black
Construction : Blake welted handmade in France
Shoe upper : full grain calf leather (French origin)
Lining : Calf leather (French origin)
Sole : Cow leather (French origin)
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In French, oxford shoes are called « Richelieu ».
The exact origin of the name is a mystery. It is said that the nephew of the famous French Cardinal with the same name, was renown among the society for having the finest fashion sense. Maybe the reason for this reputation was his elegant shoes. It is also said oxford shoes come from Scotland and later the Oxford University gave its name, but nothing is proved yet. Anyway, this style is seen nowadays as one of the most elegant amongst shoes for men.
Crespin offers you a wholecut version of this standard, giving it a casual and original touch. Fully made in France in the finest tradition, the full grain calf leather used for the shoe upper comes from “les tanneries Dupire”, a guarantee these shoes will last for years (if well maintained).