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 March 1995. Last 325 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe and increased toe depth. Now in production for 30 years, 325 is a best-selling last with its own timeline. Famed for country styles and loafers, 325 offer plenty of room in the fore-part. With three standout styles that are worn worldwide - Pembroke, Coniston and Cavendish, the 325 collection is only enhanced with due care and attention.
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’.