The Premiere Oxford: Black
Men's Oxford, Made to order Casual / Dress shoe. Handmade to your foot's specifications, or available in standard boot sizes.
Full-grain, oil-tanned leather upper, veg-tanned leather sole with Goodyear rubber caps for traction and wear. The vamp and counter feature hand-stitching, choose which color of stitching you'd like in the comments at checkout. We can do almost anything. Default color is gray.
Typical turnaround time is 12 weeks.
Construction Specifications (for fellow shoe nerds):
The upper is 4-5oz oil-tanned leather. The lining is 2-3oz, top-grain cowhide suede. The toe box stiffener is 4-5oz veg-tanned leather and the counter stiffener is 6-7oz, veg-tan.
The insole is 8-9oz veg-tanned belly topped with soft sheep skin. The welt is 5oz veg-tanned leather. The midsole is 8-9oz sole-bend leather. The outsole is 4-5oz veg-tanned leather. The heel stack is three layers of 9oz sole-bend leather with a 12oz Goodyear rubber cap. A 2oz Goodyear half-sole is placed to cap the outsole.
The midsole is stitched through the upper and the insole to prevent the boot from coming apart. Then the outsole is glued on. This is typically called the Blake stitch method. The heel stack is then nailed on using clinching nails, and the rubber caps are glued on afterwards.
The construction method is designed to last for years and make resoling easy. In fact, the rubber caps can be replaced a few times before a full resole is required.