Add another very nice boot to the list of must-cops, people, the Viberg Wholecut Derby Boot in Taupe Horsebutt is fresh off the factory floor. This leather alone is worth a closer look, so I’d recommend clicking through and zooming in on that taupe-y goodness. That’s high-grade horsehide from Italy-based tannery Maryam. They didn’t need to do much to that horsehide, with its almost natural hue, but dialing up the taupe makes things feel a lot less bland.
Viberg’s 2030 last Wholecut Derby Boot is the brand’s one-piece upper shoe (sans backstay) that’s as much a technical marvel as it is beautiful. It’s not a loud boot, no, there are no major bells and whistles – just some tan kip lining, gunmetal hardware, natural midsole, storm welt, and Goodyear welting to ensure your shoes last for generations. The sleek and classy upper is balanced by a robust English-made ridgeway sole that will keep you firmly grounded.
Made in Canada by Viberg’s master bootmakers, this rendition of the Wholecut Derby is a solid mid-height boot that you can work into many different settings. Pair it with your raw denim, chinos, or even some casual tailoring. This would definitely be the shoe to contrast all your darker garb with.
Available for $900 at Viberg