Boots can be very versatile, worn casually or formally with a suit. Thomas Bird offers a range of high quality Italian made mens boots including Chelsea Boots, Chukka and Jodhpur Zip Boots. These combine classic English styling with Italian elegance and clean lines. Black and brown are classic choices, but suede, snakeskin and other colours such as blue can make a real statement. There is a choice of stitched soles including leather with a rubber insert for durability, to a heavier duty commando type rubber sole.
A style classic, Chelsea boots have elastic sides and a loop to pull them on. They are smart and verstatile - great with chinos, jeans or a formal suit.
Wholecut oxfords are elegant and sleek. The wholecut shoe's upper is made from a single piece of high quality calf leather. Ours are Italian made with a stitched leather sole, durable rubber insert, and full leather lining.
Black is perfect for work and special occassions and look good with a suit.
Thomas Bird offers classic, 3 lace chukka boots as well as a modern take with more laces and a wing cap toe. Whatever your choice these ankle boots will look good with casual or formal clothing. Black and tan are classic colours, but dark brown and blue make a statement. Depending on the style, they feature leather soles with a rubber insert or a more rugged commando style rubber sole.
Mens Jodhpur Zip Boots feature a zip to make them easy to put on and an ankle strap. Leather stitched soles include a rubber insert to make them last longer. Black and tan are classics, while snakeskin and blue make a real statement.
Italian loafers can be worn as part of a relaxed look, or when dressing up with a more formal outfit. Our loafers are made in Italy by real craftsmen. They all have full grain calf leather and a full leather lining. Our Harrison loafers are embossed with a snakeskin effect.
Contemporary gentlemen's brogues by Thomas Bird in a range of hand finished Italian leathers. A broguing is the punched detailing seen on the upper of shoe. Traditionally, these were functional holes to allow water to drain out of heavy work boots, but many decades, they evolved into the decorative features you see today.
Derbys are versatile shoes. Smart, but not as dressy or formal as oxfords, they look good with many different outfits, from casual to formal. Derby shoes have "open lacing" and will open up more than an oxford, therefore suit people with a slightly higher instep.
The monk style features a buckle fastening upper with adjustable straps to get the perfect fit. Our style Bourne happens to be the superb double buckle monk shoe with high quality antiqued brass coloured Italian made buckles.
Oxford shoes are the classic formal or dress shoe. They have a smart, 'closed' lacing, unlike less formal derbies. Typically black or brown, new colours are becoming popular such as tan, olive green, oxblood and blue. These Italian oxford shoes from Thomas Bird have a classic Italian look - stylish and sleek.
They look best dressed up with a suit or semi-casual with a jacket and trousers.
Each shoe goes through several stages as colours are carefully added by hand with small brushes. Coloured and natural waxes are then added by hand to give a deep and luxiousous shine, and protect the patina. We have three custom patinas, in tan, oxblood and blue. Each pair produced is completely unique.