Originally Posted by RJman
Why do you think that the Cleverley RTW may be better than C&J Handgrade quality? I'm happy with the Cleverley RTW I have, but it doesn't appear any better in quality than my Handgrades.
I don't know for sure that the Cleverley RTW are better in quality than C&J Handgrades, but it has been suggested by others here or on the London Lounge, I believe, that Cleverley may have a slightly higher standard of quality for the shoes they have C&J make for them in their RTW line than would normally be true for the Handgrades. We know that Cleverley, in many cases, produce the designs for C&J to make up, and, given their distinguished history particularly with respect to bespoke, it seems very unlikely that the C&J-made Cleverley RTWs would be of lower quality than that of C&J Handgrades. Hence the opinion "C&J Handgrade quality or better." I suppose this could be wrong, but I doubt it!