A popular Barker shoe style that is present across the Barker seasonal collections is the classic Oxford shoe. A menswear staple no matter your profession, the traditional Oxford is a versatile style that easily pairs with a tailoring but can be dressed down with denim jeans or chinos depending on the occasion. Oxfords remain on the most worn men's handmade shoe styles since its inception in 1800 where its beginnings are associated to Oxford University.
Alfred Mirfield Winsford
Barker men's oxford shoes that come highly recommended by the Barker team include the Alfred, Mirfield and Winsford styles. For exclusive London collections styles the Gatwick, Glasgow and Luton mens Oxford shoes are well priced and are available in calf and Hi-Shine leather.
One of the longest serving Oxford shoe styles is the Barker Arnold, a classic toe cap Oxford made on the 69 last from high grade polished leather. For a more recent last shape the Malvern is updated Oxford shoe made on the 386 last with a choice of full leather or Dainite rubber sole. Malvern is available in several colourways including Black, Dark Walnut and Rosewood Calf.
Burford Malton Mirfield
A Oxford shoe that is gaining in popularity is the Dainite rubber sole as it offers a clean silhouette but function underfoot against the elements wen compared to the leather sole. Several styles alongside the Malvern offer a Dainite rubber sole including the Burford, Malton and Mirfield.
Traditionally Oxford shoes are charactised as plain formal shoes made of leather but this closed laced classic has evolved over time and is now made from a variety of materials including calf, patent and suede leathers.
For a casual approach the best suede Oxfords by Barker include the Hampstead, Luke and Malton mens Oxford shoe styles.