I have some pictures of the original blucher/derby. If I found them I will upload them basically they look like pair of clogs with ears.
Well being English I wouldn't say Derby is preferred, it's a Gibson...Yes, I see the difference in the two pictures. No need to be petty. As I mentioned, the ones below are wholecut bluchers/derbies. As such, they don't really have a vamp or quarters.
The Gentleman's Gazette seems to be the main source for this distinction, as florisgreen quoted above. But I don't take that site or other blogs as authoritative.
It all depends on whom you find authoritative, a few dilettante bloggers, raised on the internet, or established, professional, respected makers and authors? The one distinction that seems to be common is that in the UK, derby is preferred, whereas in the US, it's blucher. Same shoes, different name, whether wholecut or not.
Edit: florisgreen , perhaps derby is the preferred term in Germany because English programs there tend to follow British English more than American. I would love to see the original boot designs by/for Prince Bluecher and the Earl of Derby. If those original designs correspond to the distinction Otto and the blogs prescribe, I might follow.
My absolute favourite is Floid. I have also Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Floris N° 89, 4711 Portugal. Moreover I use as an aftershave also 4711 Eau de Cologne, Ach. Brito Lavanda and Ach. Brito Agua de Colonia Antiga.What do you prefer? I prefer unobtainium only I have, or Lotion Opaline if I am feeling like the proletariat.
Which Floid? I have all. I have both the Ach Brito's. I am an Eau de Cologne collector. I have virtually all I think. But not 4711, I am not enamoured with this.My absolute favourite is Floid. I have also Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Floris N° 89, 4711 Portugal. Moreover I use as an aftershave also 4711 Eau de Cologne, Ach. Brito Lavanda and Ach. Brito Agua de Colonia Antiga.
What fresh hell is this? Is that extra room so that you can take a dump in your pants?
I'm using this vintage Italian version I bought in Rome, but have also used the current Spanish version Mentolado Vigoroso.Which Floid? I have all. I have both the Ach Brito's. I am an Eau de Cologne collector. I have virtually all I think. But not 4711, I am not enamoured with this.
I don't really have a favourite. Possibly a NOS Floid Blue, because it was discontinued. I am surprised I don't have a photo of them all.
So baked potato with lots of cream and a cornet on top....
Isn't that Iridium highly radioactive?
It doesn't matter, in a few months, they'll be scattered all around the joint and the size you need will be missing.
I have deep olive skin tone, so pastel orange shirts really highlight my face in a good way. Just like pink does.The only appropriate place for an orange shirt is the Dutch National team, in my opinion
Albini 120/140 Giza silkiness. Made in Derry...I just bought two made in UK shirts by Smyth and Gibson in their summer sale. Both Albini fabric, one is Giza 87. The pair of suede Oxfords I was deciding on in the Loake sale, are no longer available. Swings and roundabouts...