Updates and Reflections

So, been a while – sorry about that.

I’ve been working away making patterns for the Derby shoe, which will look a little like this Ralph Lauren one from Executive Style (not as fancy though probably).

Source: Executive Style. Image by unknown

I’ve also set up a Pinterest presence, as well as a Facebook one. Check them out if you like 🙂

This past week, I started on my first official assessment for my practical class, making a pattern for an Oxford shoe which is very similar to a Derby, but as you can see in the picture below, the section where the laces are attached is slightly different. Oxfords also have a toe cap. you can read more about oxfords here or here.

Source: Real Men Real Style. Image by J.L Rocha

I haven’t got any pictures at the moment, but I took some time lapses of me working on stuff! Sadly, videos can’t be uploaded into a blog post, so keep an eye on the Facebook page linked above (or on the main page of the website) for those. These last few weeks have been really great, I’ll update when I’ve got something more to tell y’all.



Reference List

J.L Rocha Shoe Review, n.d. photograph, viewed 19 February 2017, <http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/review-jlrocha-oxford-shoes/&gt;

Polo Ralph Lauren derby shoe., n.d. photograph, viewed 19 February 2017, <http://www.executivestyle.com.au/stylish-from-the-ground-up-2f9le&gt;.

Link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoe (for further reading only, no information quoted or paraphrased herein)

2 thoughts on “Updates and Reflections

    1. It’s actually to do with the section where the laces are. On a derby, they’re sewn into the main ‘body’ of the shoe, with a visible seam line and on an oxford, they’re actually sewn underneath so there’s a seamline the opposite way, if that makes sense?


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