AW17 – Men’s Collection, Part I
In the Main Collection you can find a unique brogue double buckle monk – GOWER II, and a new last. Last No.377 is gladly welcomed into the UK CollectionRead 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.
The most easily recognisable of all classic styles, is the elegant English Oxford. A formal style that dates back over two hundred years, it is thought to have been named by the students at Oxford University, although it is almost certain that the style predates this ‘naming’ further still. The sequence of operations for constructing an Oxford differs to a Derby. The Inside and outside Quarters are stitched underneath the Vamp and the tongue is stitched in separately underneath the Quarters/Vamp/Facing. Often referred to as ‘Closed Lacing’.