So much so, in fact, that no one really gives them the Derby prefix any more.
Looking to personalise your brogue boots? Drop them in to Steven Skippen at the London Hilton on Park Lane — he can do some truly amazing things with multiple coloured polishes. Sparkes-Hall, as an antidote to the lace-up riding boot that was practically impossible to remove by oneself, hence the elasticated ankle piece. That said, there are plenty of other iterations available — some better than others. Elsewhere, Rolando Sturlini makes a nice version with embossed elastic and Jeffrey West does a wide selection of patent colour ways.
So much so, in fact, that no one really gives them the Derby prefix any more. Suffice to say that 99 per cent of lace-up boots are Derbies. Due to this, the category is broad with a myriad different styles serving different purposes. However, brogue boots aside, the Derby silhouette is not the best match-up with a suit — the eyelet beds tend to jar with the clean and sleek lines of your tailoring. A Chelsea boot is a much better bet through Monday to Friday. When Derby boots do come into their own is at the weekend, where they are in their element in either town or country.
A good pair, well-cared for and regularly resoled, will last a lifetime. Look to combine with suitably rugged, outdoorsy fabrics and give them the audience they deserve by applying a turn-up or two to your trousers so they finish just above the ankle. With weather conditions on the decline, there has never been a better time to add a sturdy yet smart boot to your collection. Pick the right one and it can be dressed up or down with ease, looking as at home teamed with your nine-to-five tailoring as it does slim denim and a leather jacket at the weekend.
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