AW17 – Men’s Collection, Part II
In the Main Collection, we have a new pattern DEENE taking centre stage and a new last, Last No.377 is gladly welcomed into the UK Collection.Read More
Last 377 is a Main Collection last, taking a hint of inspiration from the quirky no.359 last. With the excellent fitting qualities of our more recent lasts (no.363/ no.373/ no.375/no.376) well reported worldwide, development of the 377 last is no different. Another extremely comfortable and distinctly unique last has been produced by shortening its stick length, slimming down the back-part and slightly redesigning the toe shape of last no.359. Resulting in an asymmetric, round toed and characterful last, with notions of classic English shoemaking offering a slightly broader appearance in the forepart. It has proved a fantastic last in the short term that lends itself to a toe cap or plain front style.
It is believed that a Chukka boot has both a sporting and a military heritage. A Chukka boot (or Desert boot) is constructed using three pieces of outer material – Inside Quarter, Outside Quarter and Vamp with low cut leg (but above the ankle) and two to three eyelets. In contrast, a Derby boot is a fully lined, high leg and all together, more substantial boot with variations similar to a Derby shoe. Chukka boots are usually considered unlined, although lined versions are available and they are often regarded as the most comfortable of all styles.