Carlos Santos 9899 Handgrade Oxford In Dark Oak Calf
The Perfect Oxford To Compliment Your Black!
Nobody can argue about the versatility of a good Brown Oxford. A great fit for all things business and blue, but also much easier to pair in more casual settings than a Black Oxford.
Today we are building on the huge success of the New Black Oxford introduced in March 2020: The 9899 Handgrade Oxford in Dark Oak Calf on a new exciting last and reverse clean stitching.
What makes this model unique? First of all, this is an exclusive model Carlos Santos will make for just The Noble Shoe. It is part of the 2021 collection and the New 445 Last. It is also part of the Premium Handgrade Collection which offers you better quality yet lower price point than Brands like Carmina or Crockett & Jones. Less money, more features, exquisite quality and value. And the most striking looking Brown Oxford on the market. This is a purchase you will never regret.
Additionally, the stitching on the uppers is reversed, which means you see a line instead of the stitches. This creates the classic Cap-Toe Oxford but with such clean lines it becomes the ultimate formal shoe.
As for the last itself, the 445 is New and fits very similar to the 401. It has slightly more curvature around the wider part of the forefoot creating an extremely attractive shape as you can see in the pictures. You should always choose the same size as your regular 401 Carlos Santos Shoes.
The Sole is an absolute work of art. Very rarely will you come across such high quality finish for this kind of price range. The sole is also hand painted with a unique Patina.
The Handgrade Collection is the holy grail of value and quality. It is phenomenal and I have witnessed the construction of a shoe from start to finish in the Carlos Santos Factory. More pictures to follow soon!
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Additionally, the details of the Classic Oxford are the following:
- Style Reference: 9899
- Uppers: Dark Oak Full Grain Calfskin (Anil 100 324)
- Construction: Goodyear Welted 270°
- Last: New 445 Last
- Fitting: Regular
- Fudging around the edges
- High Quality Genuine Leather lining
- Sole: Handgrade Closed Channel Leather Sole
All our Carlos Santos shoes from The Noble Shoe are Goodyear Welted and come with a sturdy box that includes dust bags and a Carlos Santos shoehorn. With proper care they will last you for a lifetime.
Shipping is FREE with DHL Express and the shoes will be at your door within 1-4 business days depending on location!
About the 445 Last: A New sleek last with a rounder shaped toe and regular width. Fits larger and similar to the 401. Slightly elongated toe and advice is to size down 1.5 size from your regular US size, or select half a size down from your normal UK size such as Carmina Rain/Meermin Hiro/Crockett & Jones 348.
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Fantastic, and very comfortable!
It's always a gamble ordering shoes online, and if you've ever had unpleasant experiences, you're wise to be careful. Shoes are such personal items in terms of fit and style, for example, and pics don't always accurately show what you're getting. Let me just say these shoes are even more beautiful in person. Stunning. I've looked at shoes at higher price points that don't have as much eye appeal. The leather is quality, the build and stitching tight, and the color a rich brown with hints of red. The last is sleekly proportioned, a bit wider in the toe box than similar Oxfords I have but with a fluid taper and an exquisite waist. The almond toe is modern and looks traditional without being stodgy. My only issue is heel slippage even though the rest fits comfortably, but I notice this is not uncommon with European-made shoes in general for me. There are remedies, and these shoes are not broken in yet, so I expect the fit to get better in time. I'm also in the camp that believes that because feet swell, you have to think about fit all day and not just when you first put them on. The shoes arrived hassle free in a few days, and I like them so much, I'm thinking about ordering some Carlos Santos monks, too.
Purchased the Handgrade Oxford in Black last year. Wanted the Handgrade in Dark Oak for the days I need Brown.
The shoes are beautiful and very comfortable. Sizing was spot on as well as I went down a half size per their instructions.
Haven’t received it as yet