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post #12316 of 13937
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Has anybody got some good recommendations for derbies to go with denim (not exclusively denim, just derbies for casual wear without looking like an off duty office bro)?
I know we just discussed this whole denim with dress shoes thing but I mean more casual stuff. Docs seem like the obvious choice but I want something "nicer".
Was thinking of the AKOG derbies I've been looking at for a while but they are pretty expensive. Postman 101's but I can't find black suede in my size.

Trickers Woodstock?

Or look at something from Sanders or Loake - both are a bit cheaper but decent enough. With our economic collapse buying from the UK must be an option frown.gif
post #12317 of 13937
Dries derbies would be perfect, especially the lug sole. Raf's same. But I can't swing that much right now. Anns always seem to have the weird toe.
I've looked at the woodstocks and they do look nice, but I'd prefer a sole that I could get through sleet and ice with. Paraboots look good and they did the one with Lemaire this season so I'm obviously intrigued by that but I've always found moc toes to be pretty gross. I haven't seen anything from Heschung but I feel like they used to have a lug sole plain toe derby pretty regularaly.

@accordion didn't you try and handful of British made derbies recently? Church's/Locke/truckers etc?
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Yea, I went with Church's Newbridge, they're eh.

 

Didn't try on but was also looking at Barker Nairn, Cheaney Deal, Tricker's Woodstock like MoK mentioned, AE Leeds, Solovair Gibson, Docs. More expensive options are Heschung Arum (black PTB version only at Barneys, NMWA has scotch grain model), MHL, Yuketen 1940 Milspec, Alden. COS also has a basic PTB but they look suspect.


Edited by accordion - 10/8/16 at 7:41pm
post #12319 of 13937
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Yea, I went with Church's Newbridge, they're eh.

Didn't try on but was also looking at Barker Nairn, Cheaney Deal, Tricker's Woodstock like MoK mentioned, AE Leeds, Solovair Gibson, Docs. More expensive options are Heschung Arum (black PTB version only at Barneys), MHLxTrickers, Yuketen 1940 Milspec, Alden. COS also has a basic PTB but they look suspect.

What's eh about the Newbridges?

The Heschung's are beefy yet a bit too pointy like many of the options.

A docs with shitty leather would be fine
post #12320 of 13937
I wouldn't call the Odeon last of the Arum pointy

post #12321 of 13937
It seems similar to Alden's Barrie, leaning more towards the formal side

post #12322 of 13937
Other options besides my suggestions above:

Heschung Crocus
Yuketen derbies with or without ripple sole
Paraboot Chambord (my favorite Paraboot model)
Common Projects Cadet Derbies.
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The Odeon has a more pronounced taper and more bulbous toe, they're quiet different.

post #12324 of 13937
Marsell has some really cool ones but you have to find the right model in the right season because most of them are just weird.
post #12325 of 13937
I have those Alden derbies pictured above and like them, but they're super clunky. Not just because of that shell cordovan, but the massive welt. I feel like the Heschungs would be a lot more versatile.

Also have Raf derbies. Price is ridiculous for what you're getting, but it has a nice shape.

Viberg also has a nice looking derby. I think Oak Street Bootmakers has something similar. Maybe also Truman.
post #12326 of 13937
I think the Raf derbies have the nicest shape in the market. I agree retail is high, but they can be had on sale if you are patient. Viberg make a good pair of derbies as well, but priced around Dries' so maybe too high.

With some of these suggestions like Alden, Heschung etc, we are getting into off duty office bro territory, an area Occulta wanted to veer away from.
post #12327 of 13937
When it comes to SWD, a fat 360 welt is crucial imo but I'm not one for subtlety.
post #12328 of 13937

I really like my Heschung arum's, but I admittedly don't wear much denim nowadays. 

 

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Old but gold, the topographic welt


post #12330 of 13937

Gravity Pope has some cheap plain toed bluchers. 

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