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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Tidybeard View Post
I trust this was sarcastic?

I doubt it.
post #32 of 46
I've a lot of time for Cleverley, by far the best shoe shop in London regardless of the shoes on offer.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
I've a lot of time for Cleverley, by far the best shoe shop in London regardless of the shoes on offer.
The second best shoe shop as far as I'm concerned. I was in John Lobb on St James's Street yesterday and the guys there are very helpful indeed. The shop itself throws you back a few hundred years.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by emakris View Post
The second best shoe shop as far as I'm concerned. I was in John Lobb on St James's Street yesterday and the guys there are very helpful indeed. The shop itself throws you back a few hundred years.

St James?Great shop and a bit of a museum...

Great shoes? Not really. Their shoes are ok no more...
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Interesting Leather Soul had them made up (I presume) with the classic round toe versus the strong chisel that is Cleverley's "house style" of sorts.

Very wise.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
St James?Great shop and a bit of a museum...

Great shoes? Not really. Their shoes are ok no more...
I find them terrific. Cost and styling aside (which is largely subjective, of course), I like them a lot.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by emakris View Post
I find them terrific. Cost and styling aside (which is largely subjective, of course), I like them a lot.


The styling is very retro...Retro can be charming and attractive or just retro...
St James is definitively the latter.

It is a lovely shop and the price is just a little bit inflated...
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by ABALO View Post
I doubt it.

absolutely correct.

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...3&postcount=20

Been there - done that - got the t-shirt!
post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
Foster's "special last" is just the 88 last. It is not unique to Foster. It it just not used by EG on their current stuff. EG made stuff on it in the past.



That's wrong. The leather is not any different that standard EG RTW. The leather on my Foster is the same as EGs.

I'm not saying EG uses the best leather available, but it is incorrect to say that Foster's offerings use inferior leather than EG.

revive some random old thread, pass by Foster and Son today, the bottom looks exactly like EG, not sure which last they're not, but look very EG ish. So does anyone know if Foster and Son go on sale, plan to pick up some EG on cheap here
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by jon5986 View Post
I think for the price point the standard RTW makes for a good purchase. I have both C&J and Cleverley and there is a difference (both in the last and quality of construction). Others in this forum have agreed in previous discussions about this topic, that have both shoes.

I think the AC line is alot better than their standard range, but then one does get what you pay for.

There are those who say the Cleverley RTW are just CJ shoes and even based on standard CJ handgrade lasts, but I have a pair of RTW and I find the leather is very different from other CJ HG that I have, and they are superbly light and comfortable as well. I like them more than most of my EG or JL actually. I thought these were like the 358 last but seem more chiselled looking. Photo shows a Stanley handgrade 358 last alongside Cleverley RTW. Any comments re the last from the experts? I am not an expert by any means but the difference is easy enough to see?
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post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post
There are those who say the Cleverley RTW are just CJ shoes and even based on standard CJ handgrade lasts, but I have a pair of RTW and I find the leather is very different from other CJ HG that I have, and they are superbly light and comfortable as well. I like them more than most of my EG or JL actually. I thought these were like the 358 last but seem more chiselled looking. Photo shows a Stanley handgrade 358 last alongside Cleverley RTW. Any comments re the last from the experts? I am not an expert by any means but the difference is easy enough to see?

I don't think you can tell much from your photos, but that Cleverly just looks like a 358 or 348 to me. I can't comment on the leather quality obviously, but the photos don't help much.
post #42 of 46
Sorry my photos suck! When you click on them they do enlarge though. Anyway it seems to me the Cleverley are more chiselled and seem narrower and finer at the toes than the other ones which are definitely 358 in same size. They both fit the same.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post
Sorry my photos suck! When you click on them they do enlarge though. Anyway it seems to me the Cleverley are more chiselled and seem narrower and finer at the toes than the other ones which are definitely 358 in same size. They both fit the same.

that could just be the design though. I have three pairs of C&J shoes on the 348 last in the same size and they all look slightly different and fit slightly different. I should also note that my chelseas on the 348 with gussets look much more narrower and finer at the toe so it could be just the physicality of that kind of toe and vamp being stretched over the last.
post #44 of 46
OK Thanks for those thoughts. I have 3 other pairs of CJ for Kilgour on 358 last and all seem the same shape whereas the Cleverley are quite a bit more slender at the toe. The leather is quite different though being more fine and supple and I guess lighter weight than the CJ HG - maybe that accounts for some of the difference in the toe. As you might see also the soles have a more EG kind of look - even though its just cosmetic.
post #45 of 46
Does anyone have experience with the 'George' Loafer? How close is it to the C&J Marston? Thanks
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