Originally Posted by Will
It's my understanding that Top Drawer models will only be available MTO, and it's likely that they will be described at your trunk show.
Ahhh. I see. So will there be m-t-o's made to Top Drawer standards and those made to 'regular' standards? Or will all EG m-t-o's in future be made to Top Drawer standards?
I was planning on attending that trunk show, now I know I'll definitely go!
Originally Posted by Manton
In the early 90s, EG had a line called "Top Drawer." It was a handmade shoe, made by bespoke makers, using bespoke methods, etc. They were easy to tell from a conventional, partially machine-made EG shoe. They had bevelled waists as good as any bespoke shoe, because they were sewn exactly the same way. They had a very Cleverley-esque chisel toe and their own special last, the 22. Somewhere I still have the brochure. They were basically bespoke quality shoes in every respect except an individual last.
I knew about the old Top Drawer line. I have an old (oblong) EG brochure with a special section in the back dedicated to the Top Drawer line. I didn't know what the great difference was with the regular EG's. I thought it to be the models presented, the special last and an "only in black" availability. Thank you.