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Men Are To Tristan Blair Oxfords As Women Are To Manolo Blanhik Stilettos

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It's not the day and age (anymore) to condemn oxfords to being just dress shoes worn to work and Sunday ceremonies. Oxfords are jean and T-shirt worthy and make quite the quintessential compliment to an I-didn't-try-so-hard-to-dress-myself look. So falling upon the high end but relatively unknown Aussie shoe designer, Tristan Blair (via For-Tomorrow), immediately caught our attention with his must-have menswear (and womenswear) collections.

Tristan Blair's mens S/S 2010 oxfords are like the flower bouquets at Union Square's daily farmers market -- providing both a variety of beautiful classics as well as fresh exotics. The Sydney designer's S/S 2010 collection offers his take on the classic silhouette but adds not-so-subtle-but-not-so-loud details -- from exposing seams of the exquisitely meticulous leather work, to combining textures -- while staying safe with a neutral color scheme.

Slip on an oxford, skinny jeans or shorts and top it off with your favorite shirt for a casual but subtly edgy look.
-- Francis Bea
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