Classique Derbies - Black
THE sophisticated shoe!
- Derbies in smooth leather
- Calf leather from northern Italy
- Full calf leather lining
- Genuine leather sole
- This pair is delivered with temporary pads, for you to enjoy it right after delivery !
Free delivery and return in Metropolitain France.
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Our derbies are standard sized. Order your usual shoe size!
- Shoes care
For this model in smooth leather: it requires a bit of patience but the task is not completely unpleasant.
Here are the 4 golden steps to follow: first, apply a care cream to nourish the leather (the most important), then a brush stroke to shine it. Next, apply the same colour wax to the leather to revive its colour. And if you still have 30 seconds: waterproof to avoid rain and mud stains. We have everything we need in our shoemaker's shop at more than fair prices, don't hesitate.
And for your leather soles: we give you a temporary skate, so you don't slip everywhere the first few times. But we recommend you to drop them off at your shoemaker's when you receive your pair so that you can have real skates put on them. Your shoes will only last longer.
And don't forget to put on a shoe tree when you're not wearing them, which is essential to keep your shoes in place.
Derbies and Oxford, our essentials for men's wardrobe
Our permanent collection is growing
This season, we have worked hard to revisit two iconic models of men's shoes: the Derbie... s, and for the first time at Pied de Biche the Oxfords. A must in the male wardrobe, we couldn't help but do it! In smooth or suede leather, black or tan color, with laces or buckles, you now have a wide choice to dress each of your costumes. Classic timeless, these two iconic models will now be part of our perms, which means that you can find them every season.See more
What is the difference?
Oxford, Derbies, Monk... But what is the difference?
Very close to each other, we often tended to confuse the Richelieu and... the Derby. However, an essential characteristic distinguishes these two models: their lacing system. To never go wrong again, here is a small lexicon of low shoes. The Richelieu, otherwise known as Oxford in England, or even Balmoral in Scotland, is characterized by a closed lacing, which gives a V-shaped opening to the shoe. The Derby, on the other hand, has an open lacing, which makes it easier to put on and will be better suited to strong kicks. Finally, the Doubles-Boucles, also nicknamed Monk, is a form of Derby without laces.
Today great classics, the Richelieux and Oxford were first considered as truly revolutionary models for the time and were shaped against a current flagship model: the boot. In opposition to these dress codes, students at the University of Oxford began to wear in the 19th century a half-boot with laces, considered less restrictive, and above all more comfortable, which quickly became fashionable. The Oxford was born! More flexible than the Richelieu, the Derby would then have derived from this model by widening, to allow the Earl of Derby (hence its name!), Endowed with atypical feet, to be able to wear shoes.See more
Like their 200-year-old history, we wanted to make our Derbies and Oxfords as durable as they are timele... ss, so you can keep them for life. To do this, we have selected each of the materials that compose them with the greatest care. The uppers of each of our Derbies and Oxfords are made entirely of cowhide leather chosen from the Trentino region in the North East of Italy and then hand-skated, which makes each pair truly unique. The heel is made of a piece of leather and a natural rubber pad, and the sole, like each of our models, is also made entirely of leather.
No quality shoe without know-how! And it must be said that the Derbies and Oxford are complex models whose manufacture cannot be improvised. To reach our level of requirement in terms of quality and finish, we therefore went in search of a new workshop, with specific expertise. It was south of Porto, the shoe capital, that we found the rare pearl: Ruben mastered all the stages of manufacture with a master's hand and was ready to respond to each of our requests. Many hours of work and a hundred prototypes later, our Derbies and Oxford corresponded in all respects to our expectations.See more
For an ultra-licked style
Slightly almond shaped, the tip of our Derbies and Oxfords is neither too round nor too pointed in order to pe... rfectly fit the shape of your feet. Our Oxfords and our Double Buckles are therefore ideal to wear with your costumes for a dressy and ultra chic look that will seduce your boss as well as your crush. In black, our Oxfords have even become one of the favorite models of many future spouses on the occasion of their wedding.
...To casual look
In suede or tan color, our Derbies and Oxfords also offer a more relaxed look. You can wear them with jeans or chinos and a small shirt for a casual chic style. Perfect for an aperitif with friends as for a garden party!See more