How to ‘lock lace’ a Derby shoe

A Derby shoe is defined by the vamp (lacing section) which opens wide on top of the shoe
Image source: Samuel Windsor

A Derby is a smart and versatile shoe with a lacing section that opens wide for ease of taking on and off. But did you know that the way you lace your Derbys can really help with comfort and fit?

If you have narrow heels that tend to slip, the ‘lock lace’ method was designed for you. Support your feet in the same way that long-distance runners prevent their heels rubbing as they move. A smart, criss-cross lacing pattern gives way to a clever ‘locking’ mechanism at the top. Ideal for slim feet, your shoes will feel snug and secure all day long.

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How to clean overcoats

Check the care label before washing your wool coat or peacoat from Samual Windsor

Check the care label before washing your wool coat
Image source: Navy Peacoat from Samuel Windsor

If you’ve been putting off sprucing up your coat or jacket, you’re far from alone. People worry that if they put their coat in the washing machine, they’ll ruin it. And forking out for dry cleaning is expensive. But with the correct technique and detergent, many coats are perfectly washable – here’s how.
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How to ‘gap lace’ a Derby shoe

Lace your shoes for maximum comfort
Image source: Samuel Windsor

A Derby is the most versatile shoe you can own, and it can be laced in a huge variety of ways to help you achieve the best comfort and fit. Need to relieve pressure on sensitive insteps? Want to increase ankle flexibility? The ‘gap lace’ pattern is the method for you.

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