Behold the finest pair of shoes I've ever had the opportunity to own. For me they are the absolute perfect balance of sleek styling and masculine elegance. The Oxblood color shows its character outdoors...inside they look like a less severe black. This is fine with me as I have no issues with black shoes at all, especially considering that I've been needing a dark/black pair of Oxfords anyhow. The 3-piece shoe trees I ordered were shipped separately and are on their way. The last bit of good news is that the F last nails the fit I've been looking for: arch support, narrow heel, narrow mid-foot, slightly wider toe-box. I've yet to really break them in so there may be fit issues that will appear later on.