The Story: Hand-brogued Derby
Classic English Derby Brogue. The Blake Rapid construction of the sole adds weight to this design, a sturdy looking English style. This style has been a staple of a well-to-do professional gentleman for more than 100 years. A classic style that will last aesthetically as well as physically.
Style: Derby Brogue
Upper: Polished full grain yearling, bovine or kangaroo leather, English Calf lining
Sole: 5mm Italian oak tanned, Blake Stitch or Blake Rapid stitched leather sole. Stacked leather heel, Vibram top piece.
Upper options: Prices will vary depending on leather chosen and sole. Kangaroo leather has more texture and markings, the skin is strong, but it’s also very fine in thickness. The veg-tan roo also is a dry leather and thus high maintenance in that it needs regular conditioning to avoid it drying out. Yearling has similar body to bovine leather, but has a smoother grain and a more polished finish. It is also more readily dyed. Yearling and bovine are our preferred choices for regular wear. Baby calf leather is like the cashmere of leather and the choice for high gloss potential, formal occasions and infrequent wear. Bovine is a great choice for regular wear.
Please note that all our footwear is made-to-order. Fitting stock is available at our shop in Melbourne. Lead times can be found in our footer below for leather goods and footwear.
Made on our “Cambridge” last (read up on the fit by clicking ‘Size Guide’ below). Offering a classic silhouette whilst being anatomically designed the way business shoes used to be. A broad fitting and a tapered toe.