Noticed: The Unlaced Oxford Shoe

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Often, the simplest and most subtle tweaks bring us the most sartorial joy—things that are really easy but also really outfit-making. And the latest discovery to fit that bill? Oxfords minus the laces. It’s that last part that makes them so right: Removing something that’s purely functional results in a subtle but still stylish statement.

So back to the functional part (those laces are there to keep your shoes on your feet, after all). We solved that little snafu by sewing in a helpful (and hidden) elastic band. They arrive laces-in, but pull a Jane Birkin and take ‘em out—then enjoy a day of not worrying in the slightest that your laces are untied.

Like what you see? Give our Serge Oxfords a try.

P.S. See more style tweaks we’ve noticed here and here