More of a wine colour, these red suede derby shoes are a fabulous colour to brighten up the black and brown that usually fill a mans wardrobe. The toe is a slight chisel and the sole is a nice light colour with contrast stitch to the outsole. Usually a plain derby is considered formal but the texture of the darker red suede is really beautiful and this makes this mens derby shoe a funky and informal choice of footwear. In winter, you can pair this red suede derby with turned up casual trousers or jeans and loud socks to really show it off. In summer, why not wear it with no socks and shorts and really show it off. We do like the history behind this style of shoe coming from a rather large Earl (you guessed it: of Derby), who had such big feet, his bootmaker decided to invent this opening of shoe to ease those big feet into them! Voila, the main point of a derby is that it is much better for those with wider feet and generally easier to get on than, say, an oxford. This lush red suede derby could be sprayed with protector and here is a top tip should they get wet: stuff some paper into them and this will absorb the moisture. Leave them to dry and then store them in the open. Make sure it is cool and dark because suede doesn’t really like light but does need air.