This Band Of Outsiders Classic Wing Tip Oxford makes for a great addition to the New York based labels autumn/winter 2011 collection. Band Of Outsiders have channelled their 50s American preppy aesthetic to create the perfect Oxford shoe. From the weight, shape and smell of this classic Oxford you can clearly tell that it is the work of a craftsman. The rich tan leather is contrasted by cream laces, while detail is provided by the elegant wingtip pattern on the toe.
A playful touch is introduced via stamped lettering on the footbed, which reads ‘this is a Band Of Outsiders shoe’. Finally, to prevent confusion, Band Of Outsiders have helpfully labelled each shoe with ‘left’ and ‘right’, which is stamped on the sole. And if you’re not a man of letters, the colour of the shoe soles differ – with red for the right and blue for the left.
Available from Oki-Ni.