These Black Derby shoes have been hand crafted using a whole cut pattern for a sophisticated and unbroken appearance, allowing us to really showcase the unique Arlington leather, our replica of the famous Russian Reindeer leather that was found in the wreck of the Catherina. Made in collaboration with the renowned century old Horween Tannery of Chicago. These Black Whole Cut Derbies feature a unique "cross hatch" texture that has been hand etched into the supple French box calf leather.
The Classica Collection is our first and still most popular line. Hand-lasted and welted by hand, it features our signature "swallow bird" burgundy shank sole, which is sewn by hand with a traditional Duer machine.
Part of our Classica Collection, these shoes come with individual wool dust bags, lasted wooden shoe trees and our leather maintenance kit with wax, small brush and spare laces, all in a beautiful wooden box for proper storage.
Material: Arlington calf
Product Code: C5361
The T last has been conceived to provide an easier fit (especially to customers with a low instep) and a rather contemporary look, blending the width of the C last with the length of the J last and a medium-to-low instep which allows the shoe to efficiently contain the arch and push the foot back towards the heel box.
Here is our Size Conversion Chart. If in doubt, here is a “Fitting Shoes” service: pick as many fitting shoes as you wish to try on and, when you receive them, we'll consult with you to assist choosing the right size and best fitting lasts for your foot, based on your feedback.