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post #16 of 21
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I believe they will only do it to a certain extent.  I recently inquired the same question but was told that it was not possible.  The reason was that they would have to do trial patterns and the cost would be the same as the price of the shoe itself.  The only way to get it would be through bespoke.
It is quite possible that EG these days, offering now fully bespoke shoes, is less forthcoming with special orders than they might have been a few years ago. Quite often the variations between styles is nothing more a different decoration. In the current EG catalogue the styles: "Fawsley", "Hythe" and "Rye" are all the same design (different decoration) and "Ladbroke", is the same design again, but sports a plain toe. "Malvern" and "Bealieu" are both the same pattern, one has brouging, the other one hasn't. Equally the two Cleverley design are the same shoe but differently decorated. Cleverley has two basic designs, to use knitwear terminology one crew- and one v-necked design. (The two shoes featured are the crew-neck variety.) I've seen once an EG shoe, whole cut, v-neck and side lacing, very similar to an Alpine "Haferlschuh" (what Cleverley calls Austrian shoe). It was a one-off, I don't know why it was done and for whom, for but that proves it can be done if there is a will. Whether they are willing to do it, I don't know. Just ask, they can't say more than No. Currently the London Polo store shows a side elastic shoe in crocodile (special orders only) which, I think, has a straight toe cap and leather strips over the elastic. (But I can be wrong, I would have to check it in the store to be certain.)
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post #18 of 21
Originally posted by Bengal-Stripe:
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... Quite often the variations between styles is nothing more a different decoration. In the current EG catalogue the styles: "Fawsley", "Hythe" and "Rye" are all the same design (different decoration) and "Ladbroke", is the same design again, but sports a plain toe. "Malvern" and "Bealieu" are both the same pattern, one has brouging, the other one hasn't.
I agree totally with this statement, BUT, Originally posted by Bengal-Stripe:
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.... Equally the two Cleverley design are the same shoe but differently decorated. Cleverley has two basic designs, to use knitwear terminology one crew- and one v-necked design. (The two shoes featured are the crew-neck variety.)
I would disagree with this (may the shoe gods not strike me dead for disagreeing with you. ). The brown is an apron front while the black is not. Wouldn't the pattern be different?
post #19 of 21
Originally posted by Offshore-Observer:
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Good call. Maybe from now on I'll just get my Westons from the Madeleine branch in Paris, away from prying eyes I have fond memories of that store; got my first pair of Westons there a couple of years ago.
In London I go for Cleverley and sometimes Green. In Paris I have to go to Lobbs and Berluti for the bespokes. I usually end up in Brussels or Antwerpen for Westons. Italy for many many many shoes..... In my own home town I usually find some nice Santonis.
post #20 of 21
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The brown is an apron front while the black is not.  Wouldn't the pattern be different?
You're right, I overlooked that. But they can take the apron-front pattern from a different design and add it to the pattern of the upper section. As long as the main sections and their cut lines are in the same place. I remember spalla (I believe) once mentioning he has got a "Holborn" lace-up with a skin-stitched apron font. It would be possible, for example to do a "Fawsley/Hythe/Ladbroke" variation with a wing tip and even an added heal counter. That still would be the same basic pattern. If I wanted the front to go right through to the back (galoshes/balmoral style) that would definitely need a different pattern.
post #21 of 21
When I didn't want to spend bespoke money on sport shoes this month, Green was kind enough to take an order from me for their Kingston saddle oxford with punches instead of the stitching the Kingston normally has at the front and rear of the saddle. So there's definitely some flexibility, Will
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