Out of all the dress codes you’ll come across at this year’s late summer soirees, ‘cocktail’ will be the trickiest. And, whilst Gentleman’s Journal are on hand to help you decode some of the finer points and expectations of dress codes, shoemakers Edward Green are on feet to ensure you put your right foot forward at the last parties of the summer months.
Cocktail dress, where guests are encouraged to add a splash of colour, pattern or individuality into their formalwear, is an increasingly popular code – and these ‘Dover’ Derby shoes by Edward Green are the perfect pair with which to make a statement. Deftly hand-sewn using a boar’s bristle needle – a traditional technique that requires close attention and expert skill – they are made from panels of inky navy suede and only partially lined to guarantee flexibility and lightness. So, if you fancy dancing the night away like the King who made blue suede shoes famous, these are the pair for you.
But, with functional rubber soles, Edward Green have also ensured that these Derby shoes are appropriate for everyday wear – and even office wear if you’re feeling daring. Tan brown laces keep things conservative – and that’s the beauty of these suede shoes. They’ll look just as at home with a light blue linen suit as they would with a pair of chinos and polo shirt. A summer staple to invest in – and wear every day until autumn arrives.