The contrast of colour and leather provides a gaity, smartness and elegance which combine to make this shoe an essential part of the wardrobe of the yachtsman or holiday-maker. Willow Calf and White Suede are used but the same style can be carried out effectively in black and white, using Box Calf or, more rarely, Patent leather. A half-brogue with a straight toe-cap is sometimes preferred to the wing cap shown in the photograph.
The three-piece tree completely fills the shoe, giving maximum support to all parts and thus assisting cleaning. The centre key-piece has no handle, as in our alternative three-piece tree, and is therefore easily packed for travelling. This solid tree is the one recommended above all others for preserving the shape and life of the shoe.