Arthur Knight Shoes

Italian Luxury Black Patent Leather Dress Shoes

Impress your friends and colleagues at your next wedding or executive work function with this exquisite black patent leather Derby lace up shoe by Arthur Knight. Hand made in Italy from the finest black polished leather, this plain toe men’s dress shoe features embossed diamond side detail and a smart four eyelet lacing system with hand waxed laces. 

There’s also a strong, subtly branded, Blake stitched black leather sole, with a non slip rubber heel for reliability and guaranteed durability.

SKU
MART842BL
$242.35
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Italian Luxury Black Patent Leather Dress Shoes

Additional description

When you have an important black tie event or work function on the horizon that requires you to look your best, your footwear matters just as much as the rest of your outfit. That’s why Arthur Knight are pleased to present you with this high quality, luxuriously comfortable black derby dress shoe for men.

Derby shoes have a long and interesting history, having been mentioned in books and letters as early as 1862. It is thought that, following the creation of the Oxford, which features a closed lacing system, men with higher insteps were keen to find a shoe that had the same class and distinction of an Oxford but with a more comfortable lacing system for their foot shape. Rumour has it that one of these men was Edward Smith-Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby, who had the Oxford repurposed so that he could wear it. From here, the Derby was born, featuring eyelet tabs that are stitched on top of the shoe’s vamp, making them roomier.

Hand made in Italy from the finest black leather, this stunning Derby shoe features a shiny, smart upper with diamond side detail, a plain slim toe and smart four eyelet lacing system with strong hand waxed laces. The leather sole is blake stitched with subtle branding, and the inner lining protects your foot while simultaneously prolonging the lifespan of the shoe.

We recommend you wear this high-end dress shoe to your best work and social functions, including black tie events such as banquets and galas. You can also pair it with a formal business suit in black, grey or navy – although, due to the colour of the shoe, there really are limitless clothing colours it can work with. A black leather belt and black formal cotton socks should be worn to promote continuity throughout the outfit.

Italian Luxury Black Patent Leather Dress Shoes Italian Luxury Black Patent Leather Dress Shoes