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Beckett Simonon Dean Oxford Review | Why You Need One Black Shoe

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Irrespective of where you are in your style journey, a go-to pair of quality black oxfords is necessary for all men. Though brown shoes get all the love in menswear circles, there are certain life events and occasions where a black shoe is an appropriate choice. ➢Shop Beckett Simonon → http://bit.ly/2Pm7Jqo (Code "GENTWITHIN" gets you 20% off) ➢Read The Blog Post For A More In-Depth Look → http://bit.ly/2zOKIHV ➢Check out the ‘I Am A Gentleman’ Manifesto → http://bit.ly/2vQewP5 ➢A Crash Course to Better Style → http://bit.ly/2nFUSS1 ➢Join the Gentlemen Within Private Facebook Community → http://bit.ly/2wYuH1n - - - - - - - - - - - - MUST WATCH VIDEOS: • 15 Men’s Winter Style Essentials: http://bit.ly/2HTT96h • 7 Awesome Fall/Winter Boot Styles: http://bit.ly/2CQlLto • How To Style A Denim Jacket: http://bit.ly/2FEjlBa • Smart Casual Style Lookbook + 13 Outfit Ideas: http://bit.ly/2oxR0Fh • The 5 Elements of Timeless (Men’s) Style: http://bit.ly/2F2myJS • 5 Men’s Style Trends For 2018 & How To Wear Them: http://bit.ly/2FdU6I4 - - - - - - - - - - - - ✖Let's Connect W E B S I T E: http://gentlemanwithin.com T W I T T E R: http://twitter.com/thegentwithin F A C E B O O K: http://facebook.com/gentlemanwithin I N S T A G R A M: http://instagram.com/thegentwithin S O U N D C L O U D: http://gentlemanwithin.com/soundcloud P I N T E R E S T: http://pinterest.com/gentlemanwithin G O O G L E +: http://plus.google.com/+Gentlemanwithin S N A P C H A T: khoiii - - - - - - - - - - - - WHAT ARE OXFORDS? Essentially oxford shoes are formal shoes with closed lacing. What this means is that the two sides of the upper that are drawn together by the laces are sewn under the front part of the shoes, and that they thus close over a tongue consisting of a piece of leather sewn on beneath the lacing Black Oxfords are pretty much the most formal pair of shoes a man can own, besides opera pumps. Also, as a general rule of thumb, the less decoration a shoe has, the more formal it is. SHOE STYLE First impressions are everything and at first glance I thought the shoe looked gorgeous. The silhouette has a perfect amount of "roundness," making for a classic and timeless design. The shoe's round toe is much more aesthetically pleasing than a pointed or squared shape in my opinion. If you take a look at the graphic comparing the oxford and derby shoe above, it looks like Beckett Simonon uses a similar last as Allen Edmonds for the Dean Oxford because it looks almost identical to Allen Edmond's derbies and oxfords. Not only is the style on point, I also like that the leather has very little shine. I'm not a fan of shiny leather because it feels way too dressy like it should be worn with a tux; take opera pumps for example. The Dean Oxford looks great, but how well is the shoe made? SHOE CONSTRUCTION & QUALITY I haven't had the chance to field test the Dean Oxford because I haven't yet had an appropriate occasion to wear them, but I did rock them extensively around the house and they're super comfortable. The leather upper is made of calfskin leather that feels high-quality. The shoes are Blake constructed which allows for a cobbler to resole them when the leather soles wear out over time. There are leather soles for an elegant finish and a durable rubber heel and toe that helps to prevent slippage. If the Dean Oxford is anything like my first pair of Beckett Simonon shoes I purchased earlier this year, then they're sure to hold up nicely. Details: • Hand-made in Portugal with leather from Argentina • Resoleable Blake construction • Full grain calfskin leather upper • Full grain leather lining for extra breathability • Hand-stitched resoleable leather sole • Extra durable rubber heels • Dust bag included • Extra laces included • 2 foam shoe inserts • 1 year warranty SHOE PRICE Retail value of the Dean Oxford is $300. But of course you won't have to pay that price. Currently, $199 is the price you'll pay for all of their shoes, $149 is the price for their stylish, trendy sneakers, and $219 is the price for their boots. Not bad at all considering the great style, construction and quality of the shoes. THE FINAL VERDICT As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and although many will not be willing to wait 3 months for their footwear, those who do can reap the benefits of highly affordable, quality hand-crafted shoes and leather goods. Let's hope the shoes can last for years to come. A note: The shoes in this review was complimentary. These are all my own thoughts and opinions based on my experience and some online research. - - - - - - - - - - - - ♫Track Sthlm Sunset by Ehrling http://goo.gl/YmnOAx
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Gentleman Within (1 year ago)
Hey guys! If you have experience with Beckett Simonon, how was it? Sound off in the comments below!
MrMikeReal (1 month ago)
You said 6 to 8 weeks... Negative, I attempted to do business with this company, it's more like 3 to 4 months of wait time. That's outrageous.
Gentleman Within (1 month ago)
You're right, I misspoke. It's 3 months for each shoe/boot campaign. It's not for everyone, but for those in no particular hurry, it's a great option.
Cortez (2 months ago)
Looks expensive. No thanks... LOL.
Gentleman Within (2 months ago)
fair enough, though expensive varies from person to person. in my opinion, 200 for quality shoes is quite affordable.
Daniel Sloan (2 months ago)
This isn't really a review as it is a commercial. Wait until you've broken them in to give a more accurate review.
ChiTownXRing (6 months ago)
How do you feel about tucking your laces? I always tuck my laces on my oxfords for that streamline look. I feel that not tucking them in and allowing them to flop around just looks sloppy defeating the purpose of the oxford.
Gentleman Within (6 months ago)
I'll tuck in laces occasionally when they're just too long like many of my boots for example I'll usually tuck 'em in. I think you can't go wrong either way tucking in or leaving your oxford laces untucked, so long as the laces aren't sloppily long.
Fit Man Style (1 year ago)
Those are some nice looking black Oxford. Every man needs a pair.
Gentleman Within (1 year ago)
Fit Man Style indeed my friend

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