Apologies that it took so long to post these. I have always wanted a pair of the Sandringhams and was able to make the purchase last week. Thanks, as always, to Steven at Leffot for great service.
Someone here wrote that the Sandringham is the most American EG shoe, I would have to disagree. This is a very English country shoe with a mixture of calf and grain. The color is Bauxite Antique with a Rosewood country calf vamp and a thistle. Yes, I like them quite a bit.
this is what I meant by American- chunky, derby wing-tip (and this is cordo too- but that's optional) ...... not a bauxite in two grains (nice shoe BTW)
Edit: not piling on F here, but...
Damn this Dover is a nice shoe. It's all about balance.
the counter is the piece de resistance. not split - rare in a traditional English shoe - and from the rear gives the counter weight. The double stitch arabesque is the lateral balance the shoe needs.
The double sole's consistent with the overall 'heaviness' of the shoe.
I really hate to see 3 fonts on a page, but the stitching thing is part of the charm- the pie crust is awsm craft, and functional on the vamp, and only there, because of the nature of the join; the stitch at the facing has to be single- wouldn't work as double because the function of the double stitching at the counter is to visually balance the vamp.
Edited by Pliny - 3/11/12 at 1:17am