Cleverly Shoes

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  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    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!
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Really? That's interesting.
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    Cleverley, Fosters, etc, all outsource their RTW models. G&G used to outsource their RTW to AS before they bring it in-house.

    Foster outsource to C&J as well. Cleverley benchmade outsourced to C&J and higher end RTW to EG. AFAIK.
     


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    That's good information, thank you. At least they are respectable shoe makers, that makes me feel a little bit better.
     


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    upnorth Senior member

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    Are the Anthony Cleverley range made by EG? Is the last used exclusive to Cleverley shoes?
     


  7. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Anthony Cleverly is bespoke. That's as much as I know.
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    There was some debate about who made those...C&J or EG.
     


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    Well I have seen them in person - and they don't look like C&J or EG, but certainly are well made.
     
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    Excellent point. I'm sure Cleverly has their own specifications which the shoes must meet for materials and construction. They just pay someone else to do it.
     


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    Well, at least in my case, I'm not looking for AC. I can't see spending that much on a shoe I won't be wearing every week.
     


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    daizawaguy Senior member

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    My new Anthony Cleverly Cordovan


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    Gorgeous, wear them in good health.
     


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