The Difference between Oxford and Derby shoes

The Oxford Shoe is a lace-up shoe that always has the curved stitching from the bottom of the lace section down to the welt. It was first made in Scotland and Ireland, where it was known as the Balmoral shoe. In France it is sometimes referred to as the Richelieu.
The Cap Toe Oxford:  in black it is one of the most formal shoe that a man can wear and versatile too, it can be worn both at a classy dinner or ceremony and at the office:

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The punched cap toe Oxford:

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The half brogue Oxford:

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The wingtip (full brogue) Oxford:

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The Derby Shoe is a lace-up shoe that does not have the curved stitching from the bottom of the lace section down to the welt. In the UK and US it is also known as the Blucher. This type of shoe is not as formal as the Oxford but it is a bit easier to put on and take off because of its construction:

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Both the Oxford and Derby shoes can be found in leather or suede:

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So, the main difference between the Oxford and the Derby shoe is this:

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photo source: www.crockettandjones.com

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