Common Projects Derby shoes
Although the emphasis of the line predominately revolves around casual footwear, New York’s Common Projects also have a line of more formal pieces and I’ve been giving serious consideration to these since seeing them last year.
These particular Derby shoes have a slim shape with a rounded toe and come in a premium polished black leather. It’s a simple construction with nothing superfluous in the way of details – just some tonal piping, a nice heel detail and single round canvas laces.
They’re also fully lined in soft natural leather and sits on a wedge crepe sole that attaches to the upper via a natural leather welt. They also come with an extra pair of laces and dustbag to keep they fresh when they’re stored away.