The derby is slightly more casual then the Oxford and is recognised by the eyelets stitched on top of the vamp. The Derby is probably the most versatile model, that bridges the gap between smart and smart casual wear. Because of it’s open lacing, the derby is suitable for wider feet or feet with a higher in-step.
It is important to regular maintain your shoes to ensure there longevity. Before applying any products make sure to clean your shoes using a humidiﬁed sponge or cloth, then let them dry.
Once dry, use a conditioning cream to hydrate the leather, which will bring back its suppleness and shine. Use a cloth to apply the cream, then wait 10 to 20 minutes before bufﬁng with a soft cloth.
If you want to give your patina an extra shine you can apply a good quality wax polish. Use a cotton rag twisted around your ﬁngers to apply the wax, then remove the excess with a soft brush. The wax adds a small degree of protection against water and dirt.
HOW TO STYLE
The Santa Fe is a heavy but stylish derby that can easily be styled with tweed or denim.
CONSTRUCTION & LEATHER
The Santa Fe is available in two models: Bordeaux Antique Calf and Black Calf.
The calf comes from the French “Tannerie d’Annonay”, a selection of the finest calf leather. The Santa Fe is a Goodyear construction with Storm welt, for added water resistance. The Derby sole is vibram rubber with a dotted surface for extra grip, an added finish to ensure the Santa Fe is equipped to face the elements.