Last No. 360
Produced in February 2006. Last 360 is a Main Collection last, with a more exaggerated round toe. Often regarded as a ‘younger’ version of 341, 360 is the most elegant of the round toe lasts available. With a relatively compact collection of formal business styles on offer, 360 lends itself to the smarter end of business wear.
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’.