Yo, Reedo, if you're still looking for cheap basic derbies with slight toe bulbage, I found this pair on Yoox:
All I know about the company is they make their stuff in Italy, but the last looks pretty nice
Dammit these have been in my dream box for a while, wish I could pick them up but I just bought a pair of boots. Everything in my dream box has been getting sold out on me lately.
AW2005 collection. Look #10
The material (90% wool 10% nylon) is unique, sturdy but soft enough.
Gathered waist and four metallic buttons.
The shoulders are lovely and dropped, big armholes and great silhouette.
gyak grey ls shirt, grey ss shirt, purple leaf shorts
white mountaineering socks
black unlucky belt
black/white rafstros (which i believe are trapped in customs hell cause theyre taking forever to get here)
Two pairs of Stephan Schneider pants (I'm wearing a pair out tonight and wasn't gonna take it off just to prove I bought it to some unreal internet peoplz), one pair of Lumen et Umbra pants, one pair of Devoa pants & Ann D Vitello Sneaker Boots.
Oh and just a few hours ago, these...
A1923 derbies...couldn't resist
Better pics of the other stuff. Black Celebration's SS trouser fit pics aren't all that great but you get the idea.
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I also bought some Silent stuff along with some other things (I think) but they didn't work out for me. The SS pants were a surprisingly wise purchase decision. The Devoa pants are a great fabric but the fit is kind of weird...especially the hem. It has an extreme flair that seems unwearable (like literally it will go over most of my footwear). I will likely have them tapered but I also don't want to commit some faux pas and 'ruin' them. The LeU pants are a sweat pant material but don't really wear as such. Really thick, awesome fabric. Unfortunately they seem to be a bit loose in the waist but there are adjusters and I haven't really tried to properly fit them yet. The Ann D boots are very similar to a pair of Ann D boots I have in grey, but a bit different up top and a completely different sole (the grey ones are actual boots). I don't really find it redundant...at least not yet. I obviously don't have the A1923 derbies yet but I can't wait.
And thanks to all that encouraged me to buy the A1923...I think Edited by wurm - 10/12/12 at 7:26pm