Style | December 3, 2013 9:00 am

Fair Leather Fan

By The Editors

The brown leather oxford.

Shoe-wise, it is your Rock of Gibraltar. Your Pillar of Hercules. Your husky dude on the cheerleading squad.

So don’t skimp. Get your cap-toed kicks at Paul Evans, the high-end dress shoe-ists, just now online.

These shoes are all about two things: simplicity and quality. We’re talking French and Italian calfskin uppers, leather lining and soles, and a strict adherence to long-lasting Blake or Goodyear welt construction (why that’s important).

Their three initial online offerings – each a variation on the brown leather oxford – from left:

  • The Brando, an oxblood semi-brogue. Great color for, oh, right about now.

  • The Grant, a chocolate-brown captoe. Classic as the man it’s named for.

  • The Cagney, blind-stitched in a dark, rich burgundy. Your new black.

If you’re worried about ordering without a try-on, fret not: these kicks are true-to-size, and Paul Evans offers free returns if anything’s amiss.

Can’t beat that.