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We still love those Oxfords and Spectators.
English Flavor We still love those Oxfords and Spectators.

Maybe it was when John Galliano unleashed his iconic lot of black and white oxfords and spectators for Christian Dior in Spring 2004, that fashion's love affair with the lace-up and two-toned shoe began. The look finally hit the mainstream in Manila last year with ready options in stores.


This year, you'll be pleased to know that copping the look of Dolce & Gabbana's clunky, country-style oxfords or Chanel's flat patent brogues, both from the design houses' Fall 2008 collections, will be easier than ever. From the elegant satin pairs at Louis Vuitton to the quirky rubber renditions of Melissa, you're sure to find a pair that suits your style.


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—Isha Andaya, Managing Editor