Details about 473
In terms of its basic shaft cut, No. 473 is a classic cap-toe Oxford in black. In keeping with tradition, this model features a toe cap seam (which gives this classic British shoe its name), as well as closed five-eyelet lacing. A smooth and supple deerskin upper lends the shoe a striking, exotic look and feel.
An exotic take on the cap-toe Oxford
No. 473 features a shaft made from the finest deerskin, a material seldom used to make classic men’s shoes. Although deerskin is often confused with rough leathers such as suede and nubuck, this type of leather boasts unique defining characteristics. Deerskin is primarily known for its extreme suppleness. At the same time, it is highly robust and durable. This black cap-toe Oxford is Goodyear-welted and features a premium Rendenbach leather sole, making this full-leather shoe breathable, flexible, and, when necessary, easy to repair.
No. 473 straddles the line between classic tradition and stylish elegance. It is made of deerskin, a material seldom used to make classic men’s shoes. The deerskin upper wonderfully complements the shoe’s traditional design, lending an exotic touch only revealed upon closer observation. It works quite well with a suit. However, while this exotic cap-toe Oxford in black deerskin is perfect for relaxed workplaces, it is a touch too unconventional for formal occasions.
The most elegant men’s shoe in the world with a separate toecap (cap-toe). Equipped with the traditional five-hole lacing and the black leather upper it is a classic men’s dress shoe for many formal occasion.
The standard British last form. Subtly and elegantly narrows at the front of the shoe, without sharply rising from the ground. The average width at the ball of the foot provides a great fit for average feet.
This shoe’s upper features soft deerskin, known for its loose grip. Deerskin is prized for its fine structure and high degree of flexibility. Make sure not to get this kind of leather wet—you should waterproof it just in case.
For the past 140 years, the traditional Rendenbach tannery has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. The resulting soles are prized worldwide for their durability and water repellency.