Me own holy grail shoe. Vass budapester in burgundy shell with 360 goyser stitching. I would suggest a captoe to minimize the Shar-pei dog skin effect. Yes. The ripples are fine for derbies, but not the best with oxford IMO. I have a pair of Carmina oxford wholecuts that have developed those ripples. I love that pair, but I think the ripples make them out of place with a dark suit in a serious business setting. YMMV. Yes.