I did a few searches and couldn't find anything recent on Cleverly shoes. I'm considering a bench made black shell plain cap toe balmoral from the George Cleverly line. Any opinions on this line? Any comments on the fit and sizing? Thank you!
not bespoke, just hand welted. but there were doubts regarding that claim.
haven't seen any construction video and/or tear down of anthony cleverley semi-bespoke line, so can't be sure.
better confirm at their trunk show.
Interesting. I thought it was more that Tony and Dean of G&G used the AS facility/equipment for a period while they were establishing their business. In exchange they helped AS develop the new lasts/styles which have largely driven the recovery in the AS business from near collapse.
I didn't think that AS actually executed the G&G RTW production on an outsourced basis. Perhaps it is a fine distinction anyway.
There was some debate about who made those...C&J or EG.
lt doesn't really matter who made what, l think it is more important to recognise the product for it's individual qualities and not have a need to rely on a brand name as a gage. See if the Cleverley are better than the C&J for yourself.
Having Cleverley made in a C&J factory doesn't mean that the brands will be the same quality. Too many variables to be able to say this. The seeing is in the final product with careful observation, that's why l said what l did in the above paragraph.
Well I have seen them in person - and they don't look like C&J or EG, but certainly are well made.