They are black lace-up "blind" brogues. Bespoke. Made in @1974. In amazingly perfect condition. Not a scratch and leather is pristine -- hardly creased at all. Stored for the last 25+ years in custom Cleverley shoe trees. I bought them on Ebay for $400 a couple months ago (the owner/seller misspelled Cleverley in the auction title, so I think the auction flew under the "shoe geek" radar). I keep trying them on -- mornings/evenings/different socks, etc. etc. Beautiful as they are, they just don't fit in the toe area. I even wore them to work one day, but had to take them off after 2 or 3 hours.... I'm a size 12-1/2 to 13D. I think they would fit a size 11-1/2 or a smallish 12. (They were also too tight for my brother who's a size 12 to 12-1/2 D.) They have that classic and distinctive Cleverley slightly pointy, yet slightly squared off toe -- they're amazing just to look at and admire. Is there anyone out there interested in them (before I put them back on Ebay)?
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11/23/04 at 2:45pm