A Life in Flats...
Hetty Chidwick, Luxury Editor of Country Life, lives in flat shoes at this time of year—whether pounding the streets for last minute presents or spinning a social whirl from party to partyRead More
Produced in April 2012. Last 613 was the first of the new lasts, designed to update the Women’s Collection in 2012. With an almond toe shape this last has the versatility to suit many styles whilst offering femininity and elegance. The collection made on this last has evolved to include: oxfords, penny loafers, tassel loafers and Chelsea boots. Fitting advice from retail… Fits true to size although a touch longer in look than the 590, 616 and 618 lasts.
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’.