"I believe that men’s wear is based on enduring classics. For generations men have worn suits, jeans and jackets although the cut and color changes, sometimes dramatically. Men have always worn certain styles of shoes too: lace-up oxford, loafers and so on. My job is to rethink, refresh and redesign these classics to give them the update they need to work with the modern man’s wardrobe. First I study the fashion collections and influences on men’s wear, both dress and casual, for that season to decide on the last, leather, colors and textures that will be shown. The proportion and shape of the shoes must go hand-in-hand with dress and casual clothing. It’s true that wearing the right shoe can make the outfit, but the wrong shoe will ruin it. My shoes are versatile, distinctive and enhance any outfit."
- Adam Derrick