Originally Posted by TehBunny
Hey guys just found this 'Dover' on centipede; I'm wondering if anyone knows any background on this? Is this the original dover, did EG do a takeover and use this model?
Edward Green used to do the Poulsen Skone shoes (top ready-to-wear range for New & Lingwood). Poulsen Skone was a bespoke shoemaker N&L had taken over in the 70s or early 80s.
It costs money to make new designs, cut new patterns etc, therefore private label work is quite frequently not different from what the manufacturer produces under their own name. The shoe might have had a different name in the N&L catalogue, but it is the EG 'Dover'' (and probably came on last 32, which is the classic last for the 'Dover').
You will find certain EG designs unchanged (or with only minor changes like a different medallion) under names loke N&L, Wildsmith, Foster &Son, RLPL, Ede & Ravenscroft, Holland & Holland and,a few more names,