Just got around to trying the patent Deven Derby shoes - exquisite! They probably aren't to everybody's tastes, but the shape is perfection, and the patent is super sleek. Tried them with my black AW 15 mid waist jeans, and the AW 16 black merino crew neck - looked really sleek and dressy. Also plan to wear them with the same jeans and a white Yves collar shirt and black 69 cm notch lapel two button blazer / classic black caban. I also think my red and black sweater from AW 15 will be nice with them, and possibly my navy and ivory Breton cashmere knit. They look super shiny in day light though, but are pretty much only something I'd wear at night. Very happy. If they turn up anywhere in plain calf as well then I'll be buying them for sure as the shape is fantastic - pretty much like the original 2 hole Blake Derby from SS 13, but pointed - beautiful.
Can't wait for the Deven Chelsea to arrive now too. And also considering a second Deven boot of some kind - maybe patent, and maybe python. I'd prefer the Lizard side zips from the runway as they look a little dressier than python somehow, but nowhere seems to have bought them.