Mens Shoes

Mens Shoes

Thomas Bird shoes combine classic English style with Italian finesse and quality craftsmanship. From lace up formal brogues to iguana print loafers and stunning whole cut Oxfords.

Mens Boots

Mens Boots

Chelsea Boots  Chukka Boots  Jodhpur Zip Boots

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.

Richmond Cap Toe Derby in Black

Mens Shoes>Derbys & Bluchers>Richmond Cap Toe Derby Black 
Also in other colours:
Richmond Cap Toe Derby in TanStratford Cap Toe Derby in Lizard Effect & TanRichmond Cap Toe Derby in Walnut BrownRushmore Cap Toe Derby in Lizard Effect & Tan

The Richmond Black Derby is one of the most head-turning dress shoe designs on the market. Oozing with sophistication and individuality, this unique shoe features an open lacing system, weave printed toe, hand beaded turned seam cap and shiny hand waxed laces. Also available in walnut, tan and lizard effect tan.

Thomas Bird ship to USA

We deliver to USA via UPS - usually in 4-7 working days.

There is NO import tax to pay on orders into the US from the UK up to $800 USD. More information can be found on the US Customs page here.

US 7.5

US 8

US 9

US 10

US 11

US 12

US 13
Out of stock? Click size to be notified when available
  • 100% Hand crafted in Italy
  • Full grain calf leather upper
  • Fully calf leather lined with stitched leather sole with durable rubber insert
  • Comes with dust bags

Orders are normally despatched within 1 working day.

UK: FREE next working day courier to UK mainland addresses.

Europe:  £9.95, approximately 3-4 working days.

USA and Rest of World: £19.95, approximately 4-5 working days.

Our 30 day guarantee makes it easy to return your shoes or boots for either a full refund or exchange.  Please try them on a carpeted surface as any goods must be returned in an unworn condition in their original packaging.

More on returns

All styles in this fit Compare Styles Question about size or fit?

Not sure of your size? Use the guide below to measure your feet.

Europe UK USA CM

Measure shoe size

Editors notes

The Richmond Cap Toe Black Derby is the ultimate feel-good dress shoe for men. With a slender design and hand burnished cap toe, the Richmond Black Derby stands out as a distinctive and refined Italian-made shoe with swagger.

The toe and the topline are weave printed, giving the outer exterior some eye-catching detail that's sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

There are five eyelets on each side of the uppers, with an open lacing system containing hand waxed laces. This beautiful shoe also features a hand beaded turned up seam cap, as well as leather interior lining and a stacked heel.

Made in Italy with fine Italian leather, you can rest assured that this black Derby shoe is long lasting and of unparalleled good quality. The hand applied, classic black coloring also gives this shoe a sleek appearance, and matches well with a range of outfits.

Given the fine detail on the outer vamp of this particular Derby, we recommend pairing it with a plain pair of cotton suit trousers or dark navy smart chinos. Alternatively, so that the shoes pack a punch, you could wear lighter trousers in pale beige or even mustard yellow.

Very pleased
26/12/2016 Richmond Cap Toe Derby in Walnut Brown
Bought these shoes for my son. He has purchased before from this site and has been very pleased.
Verified buyer Michigan,USA

Cap Toe Derby Black Richmond 3

It is also possible to dress up a pair of slim fit stone colored jeans and button-up patterned shirt and jacket for those all important after-work drinks with colleagues. If you really don't want the black to contrast too much, then chinos can be pulled up to expose the ankle, which gives the look more balance.


Main Features


  • Five eyelets on each side of the upper
  • Weave printed toe and topline
  • Hand beaded turned seam cap
  • High quality waxed laces
  • Stacked heel
  • Unique appearance
  • Available in multiple colors

Richmond - Other colours/options

Richmond Cap Toe Derby in Tan
Stratford Cap Toe Derby in Lizard Effect & Tan
Richmond Cap Toe Derby in Walnut Brown
Rushmore Cap Toe Derby in Lizard Effect & Tan

Thomas Bird Quality & pricing

We work with small, artisan Italian factories to produce a unique high quality collection, which is only available online, at a fraction of a comparable high street price. More info.

Made In Italy

All Thomas Bird footwear is made by artisan craftsmen in Italy. We use full grain calf leather, and include a full leather lining. Rich colours result from intensive hand brushing and polishing.

Derbys & Bluchers
facebook twitter pinterest instagram
credit cards
© 2018 Thomas Bird