Origins of... The Derby
It is impossible to determine at what period in time man first thought of shielding his feet from the perils of climate and condition...Read More
Produced in December 2003. Last 341 is a versatile Main Collection last, with a medium round toe. Regarded as a traditional main collection last, 341 has proven to be an excellent last for both formal business and smart casual wear. Long, but not too long, round but not too round. Established as one of the most widely used lasts in the collection, many would suggest that 341 hosts the perfect balance when buying Crockett & Jones shoes for their English heritage.
Derby shoes are possibly the most versatile of all shoe styles, bridging the gap between smart and smart casual wear with ease. A Brogue Derby is easily the most recognisable variation, made popular with the introduction of the full country Brogue which was developed for practical uses in the fields. The sequence of operations for constructing a Derby, differs to an Oxford. Inside and outside Quarters are stitched to a tab point either side of the vamp and the tongue is cut as part of the vamp and is not a separate component. Often referred to as ‘Open Lacing’.