George Cleverley has several workrooms based in London, Kent, Cornwall & Northampton (all in England) where they make their RTW shoes. The demand/orders for their shoes cannot be made in just one workroom. It is true that they have a workroom at C&J, BUT, they are made COMPLETELY different and to a much high specification. They are made using Cleverley's craftsman, Cleverley's designs, Cleverley's selection of leathers, and most importantly, Cleverley's lasts. Cleverley's head pattern cutter, Mr. Dominic Casey, spends 3 days in their London workroom and 2 days in their workshop at C&J overseeing all production.
I hope this clears up any confusion about the topic of Cleverley RTW and Crockett and Jones.
I call bullsh*t on the bolded part of the above. I have to believe this refers to the bespoke part of the business, which relies significantly on outworkers to do various portions of the work (also true of the other UK bespoke firms).
What part of the factory RTW business would conceivably be done away from the factory?
I believe the folks at Cleverley have historically been quite good at creating confusion/obfuscating the truth around their RTW line's provenance.