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post #796 of 843
I have recently contacted Cliff and he is back making shoes and boots again.
post #797 of 843
I received my shoes from Cliff last week after a seven-month wait. I wasn't very specific with my order, so the result fell a bit short of my expectations. But, I think MTO shoes are like MTM or bespoke clothing, it is a gradual process to getting what you truly want.

I plan on ordering a pair of boots next. Am thinking about the specs now.

Here are a few pics of the shoes.

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post #798 of 843
Cliff really does not go for the elongated look. My first par from him were similar in overall shape to yours and at first I did not appreciate them but over time I have got more used to the blobby shape and wear them regularly.

What size are those by the way?
post #799 of 843
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Cliff really does not go for the elongated look.

 

Yea, that toe does look a bit short, the brogued wing possibly makes it look even shorter.

post #800 of 843
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Originally Posted by Asian Afro View Post

I received my shoes from Cliff last week

noice, wear them in good health.
post #801 of 843
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Originally Posted by London Rudeboy View Post

Yea, that toe does look a bit short, the brogued wing possibly makes it look even shorter.

I think it's because he set the wing quite far forward on the toe. If he'd set it back on the vamp, like on most RTW wingtips (C&J, AE, Alden), the toe would look longer. Same effect as on the AE Park Aves and 5th Aves: the seam's being set on the toe makes the shoe look shorter.
post #802 of 843
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

I think it's because he set the wing quite far forward on the toe.

maybe, maybe not. on the side view you can see that the balance is ok. imo, the missing of a medaillon might be irritating. small size makes it difficult either.
post #803 of 843
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

What size are those by the way?

Size 7, though I think I might be more comfortable with 7.5. Will know for sure after I've walked a bit in them, probably two or three months from now. (I have no place to scuff up the soles right now because it's snow and ice outside, and new soles can slip on carpet.)
post #804 of 843
Actually, my trial shoes from Cliff were too elongated (and too big overall). They were based on a bespoke Springline last though, that I had requested with a slightly rounded, but still chiseled toe. I have no experience with his house lasts, but I think he has a chiseled elongated last in addition to the round one.

As some other users have noted, you have to have some patience with Cliff's response and delivery time. My process is 5 months in the making and I'm still waiting on my second trial shoe. This is partly due to Springline lead time too.

Have decided to go for a black calf wholecut. Somewhat boring choice perhaps, but fills an important hole in my shoe wardrobe.
post #805 of 843
A pair of black adelaides that I am expecting from Cliff soon.

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Very similar in style to the espresso oxfords he made for me but with a higher instep.
post #806 of 843
I have received the shoes from Cliff. As requested he adjusted the instep to make it higher as my first pair had a wider gap at the lacing area than was ideal. They have not yet been polished by me so are a little bland. The toe is his usual "unelongated" shape and I found on my previous pair that when the cap has been properly shined the proportions look pretty good.

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Edited by culverwood - 2/17/12 at 8:47am
post #807 of 843
I don't quite know how we got to posting these ^ in this thread...

Nevertheless an interesting shoe. Perhaps it's the photographs but the positioning of the cap looks a little peculiar to me, not as vulgar as say the Barker Black Clifton, but certainly reminiscent.
post #808 of 843
This is a thread about Cliff Robert's shoes what would you expect in it?
post #809 of 843
Well that's not what the thread is called is it Culver?smile.gif
post #810 of 843
It has always been called the same I can understand your confusion.
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