These sample shoes are not quite like the Dover, in that the apron is not skin stitched like that of the Dover (I wish it were skin-stitched, as I love the look on the Dover.) Â
I had spotted, that your shoes employed a raised seam and not the "blanket stitch" EG shoes usually uses for hand stitching. I don't want to use the term "skin-stitching", as Rider has stated in this forum that "skin-stitching" only applies to decorative stitching which is not structural (like in the wholecut Venetian loafer, which thracozaag has posted here a bit later). Is "skin stitching" the absolute correct word for this "blanket stitch" or have you picked up the term, like I did, from Japanese sites? Maybe it's a difference in language on either side of the big pond. After all, for Edward Green they are not "Norwegian" (American) or "Chasse" (French) but "Apron-fronts". (Was there ever a name more stupid than apron-front?) Another difference, which I had missed earlier, is your model, unlike "Dover", has no counter (heel cap), which, of course, makes it an incredibly slick and neat design and really a million miles away from the "Norwegian" as country and hunting shoe. So much for those who believe that every apron-fronted shoe must be reserved solely for tweeds, corduroys and the country.