Oxblood is an under-appreciated shoe color, and here as requested are Monday's bespoke semi-brogues, worn for the first full day. Navy suits will be their usual, though not exclusive, partner going forward.
The day's clothing also included a blue and white horizontally striped shirt with a white collar and cuffs, a silver grenadine necktie, and a white linen pocket square. I reserve that shirt for dressier occasions like the introduction of a new pair of shoes.
One of the principal things giving the shoes their unique shape is Foster's waist treatment. The waist is about a third narrower on these than it is on my other bespoke shoes and it's definitely a more elegant look.
My thoughts turn now to tan galosh oxfords.