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 June 2000. Last 335 is a Main Collection last, with a broad round toe and increased toe depth. Cut from the same cloth as 325, 335 is potentially one of the most over shadowed lasts in the collection. 335 produces a heavy, but stylish shoe & boot. It offers plenty of room in the forepart and gives an air of fashionable wear with its Chelsea and Brogue boot offerings.
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’.