Last No. 618
Produced in June 2016. Last 618, from the Women’s Collection, is an evolution from its predecessor 615 where the outside line has been straightened making it less asymmetric and more classic in look. This last has a medium round toe shape suitable for a variety of shoe and boot styles. Initially launched for Autumn/Winter 2016 with Hattie in Tan Scotch Grain, further styles will follow later in the year. Fitting advice from retail… Last 618 fits true to size but with a shorter, softer toe shape than 617 and 613 lasts.
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’.