Mens Shoes

Thomas Bird shoes combine classic English style with Italian finesse and quality craftsmanship. From lace up formal brogues to iguana print loafers and stunning whole cut Oxfords.

Mens Boots

Chelsea Boots  Chukka Boots  Jodhpur Zip Boots

Boots can be very versatile, worn casually or formally with a suit. Thomas Bird offers a range of high quality Italian made mens boots including Chelsea Boots, Chukka and Jodhpur Zip Boots. These combine classic English styling with Italian elegance and clean lines.  Black and brown are classic choices, but suede, snakeskin and other colours such as blue can make a real statement.  There is a choice of stitched soles including leather with a rubber insert for durability, to a heavier duty commando type rubber sole.

Wholecut Oxford Black Benson 1

Benson Wholecut Oxford in Black

£175 ex tax approx $226 USD
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Also in other colours:
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy BlueBenson Wholecut Oxford in BrownBenson Wholecut Oxford in ChestnutBenson Wholecut Oxford in Olive GreenBenson Wholecut Brown  Iguana EffectBenson Wholecut Oxford in PlumBenson Wholecut Oxford in Slate GreyBenson Wholecut Dark  Blue Iguana EffectBenson Wholecut Oxford in TanBenson Wholecut Oxford in Avocado Green

The Benson Wholecut Black Oxford dress shoe is hand crafted from a single piece of Italian calf leather, with a minimalist, sleek finish. Perfect for elegant dress events, this Oxford shoe has a burnished chisel toe, closed lacing system and beautiful depth of color. The perfect shoe for an upmarket, sophisticated evening and will make you feel polished and respectable. Available in a range of colors.

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We deliver to USA via UPS and DPD - usually in 4-7 working days.

There is NO import tax to pay on orders into the US from the UK up to $800 USD. More information can be found on the US Customs page here.

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Blog: Wholecut Shoes – why these should be your next shoes
  • Full grain calf leather upper
  • Fully calf leather lined with stitched leather sole with durable rubber insert
  • Standard width fitting
  • 100% Hand crafted in Italy

Benson reviews

"Thank you so much.  The shoes are so comfortable and such good value when compared to wholecuts from Crockett and Jones, Church's and alike.  Everything was excellent from the ease of use of the website to the quick delivery."
Dr Neil W, Surrey, UK

"Very pleased with the wholecut shoes thank you.  Good quality and the 44s fit well."
Andrew S, London, UK

 "My Black wholecut has arrived. I was a little skeptical about the shoe size. Im a 12 and the 45 Euro size fits perfectly. This has shoe has become my favorite. The design and comfort of this shoe ranks#1!!!"
Timothy B, Georgia USA

Orders are normally despatched within 1 working day.

UK: FREE next working day courier to UK mainland addresses.

Europe:  £9.95, approximately 3-4 working days.

USA and Rest of World: £19.95, approximately 4-5 working days.

Our 30 day guarantee makes it easy to return your shoes or boots for either a full refund or exchange.  Please try them on a carpeted surface as any goods must be returned in an unworn condition in their original packaging.

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Editors notes

The Black Benson Wholecut Oxford dress shoe is an elegant choice for any gentleman. The Oxford shoe’s sleek upper is hand-crafted from a single piece of Italian calf leather, making it stylish and minimalist with clean lines and a smooth surface. The interior leather lining and hand stitched sole with rubber insert makes these dress shoes comfortable and long lasting.

With a sharp, hand burnished chisel toe, the shape of the Oxford shoe gives it a more suave, upmarket appearance, making it perfect for sophisticated evenings out.

There are five eyelets on each side of the upper, with a closed-lacing system giving these Oxfords a neat and tidy presentation. Each lace is hand waxed for a shiny, hard wearing finish.

Value for money and exclusivity
28/04/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Black
Excellent combination of design quality value for money and exclusivity in what appears to be the best wholecut currently on the market!
Verified buyer Liverpool,United Kingdom

22/04/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Black
Beautiful shoe!!
Verified buyer Charlotte,North Carolina,USA

Amazed at the quality and craftsmanship
01/03/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Black
I purchased the Benson whole cut because I wanted the long tapered style and since I have narrow feet it is hard to find a whole cut shoe that fits well. This Thomas Bird Benson fit the best out of the many I tried-although it is not tight. It is beautiful and can hold its own with other whole cut shoes in brands much much more costly. I was amazed at the quality and craftsmanship at such a low price. It wears like a bespoke shoe.
Verified buyer Tucson,Arizona,USA

Very pleased and satisfied!
19/07/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy Blue
I fully intend to purchase more shoes from your company in the future.Thank you Thomas Bird!
Verified buyer Maryland ,USA

24/05/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Plum
I'm a shoe aficionado. And these shoes are by far my most favorite pair I've ever owned. BEAUTIFUL.
Verified buyer Washington DC,USA

Beautiful color shoes
10/05/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy Blue
I usually buy my shoes from [another brand] but Thomas Bird is good enough to forget about them. Especially easy order system quick delivery and beautiful color of shoes are good things of your site.
Verified buyer California,USA

Fantastic quality
06/05/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Oxblood
Fantastic quality wholecuts I am genuinely surprised at the quality.
Verified buyer Baltimore,Maryland,USA

21/04/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Brown
Perfection doesn't need improving! Will be ordering 2 other pair soon!
Verified buyer Rancho Cucamonga,California,USA

Excellent quality
20/04/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy Blue
Lower prices are a good sale. Excellent quality fast shipping.
Verified buyer Mobile,Alabama,USA

Fit and craftsmanship
24/03/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Brown
Nothing more needed. I like the style fit and craftsmanship.
Verified buyer Warwick,Bermuda

Great look
17/02/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Tan
Reasonably priced great look!
Verified buyer New York,USA

Best value for money
08/02/2017 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Chestnut
By far best value for money for a shoe of this type. Quality very high and not far off a shoe typically 7-8 times the price. Great color and good use of burnish. Perfect European style narrowness and point.
Verified buyer Geelong,Victoria,Australia

My third pair
12/11/2016 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Plum
Their shape/comfort and the beautiful colours that are available. these are my third pair I also purchased the black and blue. they really get admired and commented on. Thank you.
Verified buyer London,United Kingdom

Perfectly made
16/08/2016 Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy Blue
Shoes are perfectly made great variety.
Verified buyer New Orleans,Louisiana,USA

Black Wholecut Oxford New York

There is no decoration on the Oxford shoe, so it can be paired well with more formal attire such as a dark suit or even a black-tie event. The depth of color is apparent, ensuring that the eyes are drawn to the black Oxfords for all the right reasons.

We recommend wearing a black Wholecut Oxford shoe to formal dress occasions and pairing it with an understated tie and sharp suit. If you do wish for the Oxfords to stand out a little more, we recommend selecting the Iguana effect design in blue, which adds a subtle texture to the dress shoe.

There are a number of other colours to choose from including Chestnut, Tan, Brown, Olive Green, Iguana Effect and Navy Blue.

Main Features

  • Minimalist, sleek design
  • No seams or patterns
  • Smooth finish
  • Closed lace system
  • Chisel toe
  • Five eyelets on each side
  • Multiple colors to choose from
  • Perfect dress shoe
Features of a quality shoe

Benson - Other colours/options

Benson Wholecut Oxford in Navy Blue
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Brown
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Chestnut
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Olive Green
Benson Wholecut Brown  Iguana Effect
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Plum
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Slate Grey
Benson Wholecut Dark  Blue Iguana Effect
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Tan
Benson Wholecut Oxford in Avocado Green

Thomas Bird Quality & pricing

We work with small, artisan Italian factories to produce a unique high quality collection, which is only available online, at a fraction of a comparable high street price. More info.

Made In Italy

All Thomas Bird footwear is made by artisan craftsmen in Italy. We use full grain calf leather, and include a full leather lining. Rich colours result from intensive hand brushing and polishing.

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