Well, we call them formals but frankly they look just as good in jeans or chinos as they do with a suit! We hand make all of our shoes which include Leather Brogues, Derbys and Double Monk Shoes. The uppers are made from high quality burnished calf or polished cow in the case of the high shine shoes. This is actually more of a sheen than a shine. No pigs were harmed in the manufacture of our shoes either. We use calf leather for the linings and for the padded sock, which is made from high density, high impact EVA which adds to the supreme comfort of our footwear. The soles are made from high density resin rubber with a full stitched leather rand. We honestly could not find better components to make our shoes from so you can be assured of the highest quality!