I have a wonderful pair of loafers here that are stamped (on the insole cover) with a royal warrant and a caption that says "BOOTMAKERS TO THE LATE KING GEORGE V., PEAL & CO LTD, 48 WIGMORE St., LONDON W.1, MADE IN ENGLAND.) They also bear the markings "599374" and and what looks like the logo of a boot and a fox with "PEAL, LONDON, MADE IN ENGLAND" underneath the logo. There is no marked size and they seem to be bespoke shoes. From Alan Flusser's account of his early infatuation with the Peal/Edward Green/Brooks Brothers shoes it seems that Peal was bought out a LONG time ago. So my question is - how old are these shoes?? They are in perfect shape and the leather is still supple. Could they be 40 or more years old or was there someone still making Peal bespoke shoes more recently? Or is there some other option I'm overlooking? I'm going to try and post some pics when I get a chance.
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9/8/03 at 4:26am