Add a touch of classic chic to your look with a timeless lace-up shoe. Ideal for casual and formal settings. Buying a lace-up allows you to adjust the fit by simply tying the laces a little bit more firmly or loosely. Whether a Brogue or a Derby, the lace-up is always going to be an essential in your wardrobe.
The defining characteristics of Derby shoes are:
An open lacing system, with the eyelets facings stitched on top of the quarters.
The quarters are sewn on top of the vamp.
Three specific pieces: a vamp with the tongue and two quarters.
An elongated or rounded toe.
Stitched leather sole.
Derbys are considered to be informal, so they work equally well with jeans, casual pants, dresses or skirts.
Brogues are lace-up shoes (Oxford or Derby style) that have ornamentation with heavy perforations and pinking.