You are Correct.There is a difference between a blucher and a derby. There is also a difference between an Oxford and a balmoral. Most men, if they know any distinction at all, know the distinction between blucher (which they consider all opened lace shoes) and balmoral (which they consider all closed lace shoes), and nothing else. I used PTB (plain toe "blucher") for simplicity's sake and only to differentiate between an opened lace shoe and a closed lace shoe.
12/31/13 at 5:56pm