George Cleverley Anthony Cleverley Models

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  1. Maverick972

    Maverick972 Well-Known Member

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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    I handled the Chow personally at LS BH shop.

    Excellent shape and nice burgundy leather. Nothing boring about it

    Overall, it was by far, the nicest non-bespoke plain monk that I have ever seen.
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I handled the Chow personally at LS BH shop.......Nothing boring about it

    If you wear the pair, you can take your Chow Chow for a walk. - Are they named after the restaurateur (Michael) 'Mr Chow'?
     


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    If you wear the pair, you can take your Chow Chow for a walk. - Are they named after the restaurateur (Michael) 'Mr Chow'?

    Yup, named after Mr. Chow.
     


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    Maverick972 Well-Known Member

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    With the G&G Deco range coming out at the end of the month and the EG Cavendish ("Alpha") range emerging at the end of the year, is it fair to say the AC range no longer holds the title to the top RTW English shoe? Yes, I know this is subjective. Just wanted to hear what everyone thinks.

    P.S. According to the Alfred Sargent blog, they are introducing a AS 1899 range. I don't have any experience with AS, but I'm assuming this range was developed to rival those mentioned?
     


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    In other words, should I hold out until the end of the month or year? I'm liking the Chow in burgundy a lot but have no immediate need to wear them.
     


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    P.S. According to the Alfred Sargent blog, they are introducing a AS 1899 range. I don't have any experience with AS, but I'm assuming this range was developed to rival those mentioned?


    The 1899 range will be new styles but not up against the AC, Deco etc.
     


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    :)
     
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    interesting thread

    two things are for sure

    1- SAs of companies that sell shoes under their own brand name routinely lie about who produces those shoes, claiming that they produce the shoes themselves when they have no factory infrastructure to do so . I would not be at all surprised if that attitude was adopted at higher levels of representation in those companies

    2- I have personally seen shoe boxes marked "for G&G" in the EG factory about one year ago
     
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    I recently emailed Cleverley and they confirmed that the AC line is hand lasted and hand welted.

    So could it be the case that the AC shoes are indeed lasted and welted by hand at Cleverley (or whoever they outsourced to) and then the soles are machine stitched to the welt, possibly by EG, which explains why some of their competitors have been telling customers that the shoes are factory made at EG?
     
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    Last week, I purchased a pair of Anthony Cleverley - The Chow Burgundy Monkstraps. I personally do not have the expertise to tell whether they are hand made, but they sure are beautiful shoes:

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    WSW, they are beautiful. But why aren't they in their lasted shoe trees?
     


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    I purchased these on sale, hence no original lasted shoe trees were included. The trees you see in the pictures are on the EG 202 last and actually fit the Chow quite well.
     


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    Those were such a good deal that the absence of shoe trees wouldn't bother me. It was probably a bit hit and miss in that respect for the last pairs.
     


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    Agreed, especially at more than half off. Couldn't say no!
     


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