Introducing the AW20 Collection
Our guest editor introduces the new season’s choicest models, and reflects on the new collection’s off-duty appeal.Read More
Produced in July 2015. Last 375 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe, increased toe depth and slimmed down back part. A last that is directly associated to another, 375 shares its toe shape with 325! A development that has seen us improve upon the heel clipping to produce a closer fitting version of the highly regarded 325. 375 will more than likely become the loafer last counterpart to the 325 story.
Said to have been developed by an alpine monk in the 15th century, and worn throughout European monasteries, this style was popularised in the 1920s. Unbeknown to many, a Monk strap style hosts similar fitting qualities and construction to a Derby. You could think of a Monk style as a ‘modern day’ Derby, of sorts. With open quarters, and a whole cut vamp and tongue, Monk straps (single and double buckle) are remarkably comfortable on the foot. However, they will not offer the same level of adjustment, due to the absence of laces. The sequence of operations for constructing a Monk is similar to a Derby. 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.