Oxblood Shoes – Zürich’s Finest Shoestore

Oxblood Shoes – Introduction

Shoes are an important accessory of a gentleman. You’re always expected to wear them with a certain respect, dignity and cleanliness. Last week, we had the great pleasure to visit the store and meet the manager (Claude Locher) of oxbloodshoes in Zurich. The shop comes up with the world’s largest selection of horween shell cordovan shoes.

Each pair is unique, handmade and based on the highest possible quality. 

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Oxblood Shoes – What is it about?

Shell Cordovan – the best leather in the world

Cordovan is an equine leather made from the flat muscle (or shell) beneath the hide on the rump of the horse.

The handmade production of these shoes is one of the really ancient arts of shoemakery.
The process of gaining & crafting the shell leather can take up to 6 months.

It means, always using formulas that cut no corners, and components chosen strictly for their quality. In today’s market, where speed and flexibility are at a premium, Horween Tannery ensures an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. 

Only the best shoemakers from America and Europe use Shell Cordovan from Horween. 

Oxblood Shoes – The Sole – JR (Joh. Rendenbach)

The traditional method of oak-bark ground-tanning has prevailed through four generations of leathermaking at Rendenbach.

Leather with the JR-Brand label is waterproof and extremely abrasion resistant, tough yet flexible, very comfortable to wear and optically distinguished by its attractive grain and warm, woody colour.

Oxblood Shoes – Finest accessories

The shoe wax & polish are very exquisite and provide full protection for your shoes. It’s all about the love for the detail here.

Oxblood Shoes – The shop

A very rare selection of the most beautiful shell cordovan shoes is what you will find here.
They work with producers from Spain, Austria, Hungary & U.S. The models are all handmade, mainly sewn welted or even nailed.

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Autumn & Winter Fashion

Autumn is back with it’s wonderful colours, it’s my absolute favorite fashion season of the year. As a gentleman you can dress up with thick solid clothes. Use scarfs, coats, sweaters.

When people ask me where my inspiration is from, I use to say:

‘All perfection is within nature, it’s already existing in our universe.’

For example aviation was invented with analysing the movement of birds.

So what you can do, what ever season it is: you go out, to the nature. And you see the shapes of the colours, you go to the shop and you buy the colours you have seen outside. It’s as simple as that.

During autumn the colours are darker, softer, pastel.
So we use those ideas to combine our suits, our dresses, simply everything.

Photos by
Thomas Schneider
Anzug Männer

Fashion hint

Boots

Boots look very dapper, and it’s way more comfortable to wear boots during autumn & winter season.
Absolutely no problem to combine them with a suit.

Make sure they are properly clean and impregnated.

Sweaters

Turtle neck is totally in fashion, it looks very elegant and provides you a warm winter. Colours I would recommend: brown, grey, black, olive green.

Suit

Double-breasted suits are back in fashion, the one from strellson feels amazing and has a slim fit cut.
Windsor Mode

Both gentlemen with chelsea boots from Navyboot
The sweaters are supplied from Strellson

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Another idea to combine during a cold season with thick coats & brown trousers.
Fashion is supplied by Windsor, shoes by Navyboot
Villa Aarau

Fashion hint

Vest

On the left side you can see a combination with a west. You can combine a vest with a casual look like you see here, or you wear it under your suit. 

Tie

The bordeaux red tie fits good with the blue & brown colours. 
Stiefel Herren

Suit up gentlemen!

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