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Yes, they are. They were found in 1999 with the remains of Mallory's body.http://www.claymoorslist.com/2013/11/george-mallorys-boots.htmlhttp://www.derby.ac.uk/news/george-mallorys-everest-clothes-learning-from-the-past
Here is an article about the "Hillary boot" (singular) which is displayed at Taylor & Sons (Paddington).http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3007675.stmThere was once a description of the construction and, if I remember correctly, it is a triple-leather sole (with huge hobnails) and in Norwegian and Goiser construction: (the upper is folded-out and stitched to the first sole. Then a Goiserer welt (laid on and stitched to the outside of the boot) was added and an...
I would use the terms interchangeable.The seam on the Cleverley is pulled further toward the inside and kept as inconspicuous as possible, while Bestetti did put emphasis onto the seam, due to the shape, the double row of stitching and the lighter-coloured thread.Just a difference in choice for aesthetic reasons."Less is more" (Mies van der Rohe]) versus "Less is a bore" (Robert Venturi[)
As we do not see the outside of the shoe, it could be either a large back-strap (kind of halfway house between a back-strap and a counter). Then there will be a corresponding seam on the outside of the shoe. If there isn't one and if the galosh section is wrapped around the heel like in the other sample, then the shoe would be side-seamed or side-closed.As I believe, Bestetti has a penchant for side-closing, it probably is the latter. [[SPOILER]]
There is! - His name is Rudolph and he has a red nose.
Are you sure about either Cleverley or the date? George Cleverley worked between the wars as front-of-house-man for Tuczek and it was only in 1956 that he left the firm and started his own shoemaking business in Cork Street.Quite a few firms which we still know about, Lobb, Tuczek, Maxwell, Peal, Wildsmith, Hellstern, McAffee (and a lot of others we do not know about any more) would have been suitable candidates for the period in question, but not Cleverley.
There is currently more than one "hatchgrain" calf leather around. As far as I know, an Italian tannery produced a leather some 20-odd years ago, which copied the look of the original Metta Catherina hides. This is presumably the leather used for those vintage shoes made by Ugolino in Florence: http://centipede.web.fc2.com/ugolini2.html For those who haven't seen the site yet "centipede" is a veritable treasure trove of vintage shoes (mainly...
Church's (like all English shoe manufacturers) used to produce stock items in a variety of widths. There is nothing unusual about man's shoe in a 'C' fitting, the width would have been routinely produced prior to the 1980s. The shoe in the photograph "Grafton" (although the markings seems to indicate the name as "Cotswold") in "Ranch Oxhide" has been in the Church's collection for yonks.My guess is the shoe was produced some time between the late-50s to the mid-60s....
When the wreck of the "Metta Catherina" was discovered in 1973, the Duchy of Cornwall gave maybe a dozen of leather-working firms access to the hides. It is understandable, that in the intervening 40 years a number of those original firms are no longer in business.One of them is the leather worker Athene Englishhttp://www.atheneenglish.com/2010/03/29/200-year-old-russian-reindeer-leather/New & Lingwood (possibly through the acquisition of bespoke shoemaker Poulsen Skone),...
Looks to me like the "Fighting Seal" that was at one time (1950s - 60s) quite popular in the Church's collection.http://www.styleforum.net/t/120769/fs-30k-brioni-rare-100-pure-vicuna-jacket-blazer-48-58eu-mint/45#post_2101540
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