Men’s lace shoes tend to fall into two categories:
1. The Oxford – these shoes have the vamp overlapping the quarters with the tongue being separately attached.
2. The Derby or Gibson – these shoes have the quarters overlapping the vamp which normally includes the tongue.
I get asked all the time if I design men’s shoes and although I never say never, I really don’t think so. Men’s shoes are so limited and to be honest I don’t really have any mens shoes in my head. What I mean by that is that in Valentino’s documentary http://www.valentinomovie.com/#video he made a comment about how he wakes up with a dress in his head and I know exactly what he means. I wake up with shoes in my head but, never a man’s shoe, unless you make a man’s shoe for a woman, now that’s something I could consider.