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Are these perforated oxford lace-ups sophisticated in a menswear-gone-femme kind of way? Or just a little too ye olde?

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Posted on August 30th, 2013 41 Comments

41 Responses

  1. I absolutely would. This style is like an updated version of my 1989 self.

  2. I agree with Amy! Like Doc Martens but with an extra touch of class! 🙂

  3. Cynthia says:

    I totally would, and I would even more if they were burgundy or cognac and a little bit taller.

  4. Bonnie says:

    I would in a shoe, but not a boot.

  5. Meegan says:

    Yep. but they take a while to put on with all those laces, and they look heavy to wear…

  6. Jen says:

    I would.

  7. Tracy says:

    Me too. I just wish the sole were a little less noticeable.

  8. Tracy Wolfe says:

    I totally would! Spent yesterday looking at combat boots for a fall alternative to my dressier boots and they felt a bit young to me. The detailing on these is what makes them fit the trends and seem not so teen spirit…

  9. a.d.s. says:

    I had those in shoe form in the 90s and would absolutely wear ’em again, but agree–not in boot form.

  10. eve says:

    Love them! The only thing missing are speed lacing hooks instead of the top 3 pairs of grommets.

  11. Jenny says:

    I may be too “ye olde” myself to pull those off with black tights and a flippy little black skirt, as I did to very good effect with similar shoes in the early 1990s — but I don’t care and I would attempt it again in a second if I could currently afford these.

    • lorimac says:

      I know how you feel about potentially being too “olde”. I worry that I would trip in them running to catch a cab and as I scramble to heave myself up off the curb, some twentyish waifs would pass me by and mutter, “what did she think?…..” Sigh.

  12. Diana says:

    As someone who must now succumb to a “comfortable shoe,” I relish anything that is comfy but not “sensible”, but it Doc marten look alikes, sequined ballet flats or cobalt blue suede oxfords.

  13. joannawnyc says:

    I would definitely try them on!

  14. SueM says:

    Yes I would in a heartbeat, because of the “Oxford”ness, and because they’re Church’s, and so would wear beautifully. But holy hell $650.00 Canadian.

  15. Andree says:

    My heart jumped when I opened the post. Enthusiastically, YES! Wish listed.

  16. AmyM says:

    Without hesitation, I would.

  17. Without hesitation. If I had an extra $600 lying around, that is.

  18. Tamara says:

    I can’t get behind the price. How much do doc martens cost these days?

  19. Maria says:

    I think I may be too old – I wore Docs and tights and odd little dresses and shorts all through graduate school. I’m not sure I can revisit.

    On the other hand, I love them on others!

  20. Sue B says:

    They are very masculine which is on trend for fall, but I prefer a sleeker looking oxford worn with black ankle pants. In any case buy what you love, as long as you’ll wear it!

  21. Blair says:

    Absolutely LOVE these, would probably wear them every day. Better to be skewing younger in these, rather than some super high heels that I’d bust my ass in. They are VERY expensive for this style, but I think about what I pay for some other boots! I do have a pair of Oxblood Doc’s, that are fairly beat up at this point, but I wear a LOT, same height up the leg.

  22. Jules says:

    While brogues aren’t trendy for men, they certainly are for women. I would indulge, but only in the Zara version. Before you know it, this look will be passe, only to return 20 years from now when some young designer recycles it in a flash of inspiration.

  23. viajera says:

    These wouldn’t work with my wardrobe — they are so menswear (not that there’s anything wrong with that…) that I’d have to counterbalance them somehow — but I could see them working for someone else. I don’t see an age problem. I had a pair of captoe Docs that I loved, loved, loved. Those I would probably wear now, except that it’s hot.

  24. Donna says:

    I have something similar, Docs that are ble and purple. I love those, but these aren’t my style. Unusual because almost everything is better in black. 🙂

  25. Linda Kenyon says:

    I would, especially if my orthotics fit (I know, how sad.)!

  26. dkurtin says:

    Why would you buy these rather than new Docs? Are they amazing leather?

  27. pambamboo says:

    Wingtips + Docs = Wonderful at any age! A loud YES!

  28. Violet says:

    Nah, they’re too combat boot for my taste. I bought these recently:

    Similar but more feminine. I can’t wait to wear them!

  29. katrina says:

    …so fast your HEAD would spin, I would…

  30. Corrin says:

    No brainer. Yes.

  31. katya says:

    Love them! I’ve already got a pair of All Saints combat boots. I would jump on those-except for the price.

  32. mims says:

    in a heartbeat….

  33. Liza Wyles says:

    Yes, I absolutely would. But not for more than $250…

  34. Dana D says:

    Yikes…am I the only one who doesn’t really like them? But I never wore Docs…is that because I am 51? I was too old when Docs were hot?

    BUT…my 19 year old daughter steals my clothes, and I still don’t like these. Maybe they look too equestrian? even with the Doc-type soles?

    • ljchicago says:

      You’re not the only one! I wore Docs back in the day and I don’t like these at all. I don’t care for clunky shoes in general.

  35. Ellen says:

    Yes. Just. Yes

  36. Jami says:

    I am totally swooning over these. I would have pulled these out and worn them at any time over my 30+ years of adulthood.