The Oxford shoe is regarded as the most formal shoe that can be worn with a lounge suit, and if plain and highly polished sometimes even worn with a dinner suit. The most traditional version is black and features a toe-cap before its closed lacing – the hallmark of an Oxford. Apart from the full-cut models, there are half and full brogues (or wing-tips), which feature decorative perforations along their seams. These versions are considered slightly less formal than their plainer brothers. With proper shoe care, a pair of Oxford shoes can last a lifetime.