How to ‘criss-cross’ lace a Derby shoe

A Derby shoe is defined by the open vamp (lacing section) that allows for wide opening
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A Derby is a versatile shoe with an ‘open-lace’ vamp section that makes it easy to get on and off. Particularly favoured by men with wide feet, the Derby can be loosened and adjusted easily as required. For this reason, ‘criss-cross’ lacing with a good quality shoelace is the best choice.

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Your favourite Samuel Windsor products of 2018

Our Sandown tweed waistcoat was one of your favourite purchases in 2018 from Samuel Windsor

Our Sandown tweed waistcoat was one of your favourite purchases in 2018
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As 2018 came to a close, we were intrigued to find out which of our products you liked the best. Not only did the following shoes, clothes and accessories storm out of the warehouse, you also gave them excellent reviews.

Without further ado, here are our most popular products as chosen by you, our loyal customers. Check out what made the list – from must-have wardrobe essentials to value-for-money luxury items, and as a thank you for your repeat custom in 2018, we’ve added all these great items to our January sale.

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How to straight lace an Oxford shoe

An Oxford shoe is defined by the vamp (lacing section) which is sewn closed at the bottom
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An Oxford is an elegant shoe that requires a plain lacing pattern to complement its effortless simplicity. For this reason, ‘straight’ lacing with a good quality waxed shoelace is the best choice.

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