Sometimes all you want is a classic shoe to get you through the workday and into the evening. But finding something simple in a fashion climate where men’s designers keep trying to top one another is harder than it should be. These black derbies are so sturdy and trend-averse that almost no one will notice them.
John Lobb Croft shoes with medium lug sole, $1,480, at johnlobb.com.
Prada round-toe derby shoes, price on request, at Prada boutiques.
Paul Andrew Samson bluchers, $745, at Barneys New York.
Dries Van Noten polished-leather derby shoes, $685, at mrporter.com.