My husband, like many others returns to school this week. *sigh* It's officially autumn then I guess. The return of academia each year also brings the return of formality of dress, darker & duller colors, and the inevitable return of the oxford shoe. The oxford gets to shine once a year as both men and women realize with dismay that it's time to get back to business as usual, that the frivolity of summer sandals must be exchanged for something a bit more tight laced and serious. For those of us not returning to class the change from summer to fall is strangely without punctuation; no new academic ambitions embarked upon, simply a change of weather & of wardrobe. At least the oxford comes in a variety of incarnations to ease this transition. Here are two I like from Urban Outfitters.