From the creative closet of Dandy Wellington come these gorgeous vintage cap toe oxfords made in rich and sophisticated nubuck and smooth leather. The Gladys oxfords feature fine brogue detailing including a clever "W" design on the cap toe along with the signature Dandy Wellington logo stamp on the heels.
Inspired by gender-bending pianist and vocalist Gladys Bentley, The Gladys Oxfords are a sartorial work of art that would be at home in her wardrobe. Bentley, who was openly gay, had a decades long recording career and often performed in men’s attire all over Harlem.
The Gladys Cap Toe Oxfords use a refined last shape with an almond toe reminiscent of late Edwardian and 1920s silhouettes, but are perfectly period well into the 1950s. Spritz them with Angelus Water & Stain Repellent and keep the nubuck leather lightly brushed for everyday wear, and add that unmistakably Dandy Wellington pizzazz to your vintage and modern outfits alike.
PRE-ORDER. Estimated Delivery Date - May/June 2023. Pre-order shoes are not yet in stock and will begin shipping after they arrive, along with anything else in your order. If you wish to order an in-stock item and want to receive it sooner, please place two separate orders. See our pre-order schedules page for more information on delivery dates.
This design is also available in men's sizing, called Dandy. There is crossover between the men's and women's size ranges. Please note that women's standard width is "B" and men's standard width is "D."