Originally Posted by medwards
I do not believe the folks who were to become Cleverley were yet making in Russian calf when I first began working with them. It was a very long time ago. The very first pair of shoes they made for me -- a pair of classic, black stitched toe oxfords -- were spot on in terms of fit. The first pair of Russian calf shoes I commissioned (a captoe oxford) wasn't until 1990. When they left New & Lingwood to start Cleverley in the early 1993 or so, their customers' lasts remained with N&L. Thus John Carnera made up a new last for me when I brought my trade to this new company. We continued to tweak it a bit over the years. MarquisMagic has posted a picture of the most recent Russian calf shoes they have crafted for me elsewhere in this thread.
You have more than one pair of Russian calf shoes?!?
(I probably should've guessed.)