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Oxford and derby shoes have been established throughout our days as the ideal dress shoes, used in events that require formality and professionalism.

A leather oxford or derby shoe will always add the elegance and authentic style to every outfit.

Although oxford and Derby are considered dress shoes, let's know the differences that define each shoe and in which specific situations we can wear them:




With this information, now, it will be much easier to differentiate them, and with that we move on to a second step…


When should we wear Oxford or Derby?

Although they are similar, each shoe has a specific function for each outfit and/or situation.



“The formal shoe”. Oxford,  should be used in events and parties such as: weddings, graduations, awards.

Oxford shoes should always accompany suits or tuxedos.

They are elegant, classic and timeless. A design that will always be useful for events that require a great formal style.

Now then, the color: a black oxford shoe is a must that is part of your closet. There is nothing more essential than this type of shoe.

Brown or brandy oxford shoes, are formal too, but we suggest not to use them for black tie attire.






Due to its construction and open lacing system, derby shoe is a comfortable and flexible shoe, ideal for everyday wear in case work attire requires formality.

Although,  derby shoe is less formal than oxford shoe, it does´t  mean that you can use it in casual situations.

Derby shoes are essential and ideal for a business casual outfit, a dinner or formal celebration in the same setting.

For both; oxford and derby shoes, always remember to wear socks,  in combination with your pants.


What about belts?
Belts, always should match the color of your shoes.

Fortunately, there are several options that allow you to create your own style for any occasion. Discover the oxford and derby shoes that JP Pierre offers you through exclusive leathers and finishes in each design.

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