According to local legend the Duke of Wellington’s own boots were made in the village of Stanwick, just two miles from John White’s birthplace. True or not, the Duke’s campaigns against Napoleonic France certainly boosted the fortunes of local boot and shoemakers.
Our Duke Oxford Brogue shoe is designed to be fit for the feet of the Iron Duke himself. This classic men’s formal shoe is available in black or brown and its traditional closed oxford styling makes Duke perfect for events or the office.
The full brogue styling means this wingtip shoe is perfect for the gentleman who wants his footwear to stand out. With a durable studded rubber outer sole and cushioned inner sole Duke is a dress shoe to suit any occasion.
Worldwide it is considered the average male fitting to be an F fitting which the majority of our footwear is produced in – we do however offer some styles in a G fit for those who like a little more Wiggle room.
Leather shoes need regular cleaning and care with wax polishes or shoe cream. Select the closest colour to your shoe – if in doubt use a natural shade. Before cleaning ensure that the shoes are dry and remove all surface dirt and dust with a damp cloth. Antiqued finishes should be handled carefully.
Suede and Nubuck Shoes
Due to the fine nap of these leathers, extra care should be taken when cleaning. Gentle use of a Suede brush with a Nubuck / Suede cleaner will remove most stains. If your shoes get wet, let them dry naturally, and then brush them gently with a Suede brush. Please note – Nubuck and Suede leather cannot be guaranteed as entirely colourfast and therefore some loss of colour may occur on very rare occasions.
Leather soles are natural products which offer a breathable, flexible sole. Because of its porous nature, leather sole will let in water, therefore we do not recommend excessive use in wet conditions. After a period of time the sole will wear even under normal conditions, making it necessary for the sole to be repaired.
All shoe repairs no matter what the cause should be carried out by a professional shoe repairer or cobbler. Poor shoe repairs could result in a dangerous pair of shoes and could increase the risk of slips, trips and falls. Please note – any home repairs will also invalidate your manufacturers guarantee.