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My Balmoral Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AnGeLiCbOrIs, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Are there any more pics of shoes Cliff has produced for members here ? Would be very interested to see ...........
     


  2. Wrigglez

    Wrigglez Senior member

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    you people will send me broke not the economic crisis, 355 pounds + 30-40 pounds to Aust, for a
    %100 hand made shoesounds too good to pass up. its relitive to a pair of handgrade C&J's but completely handmade!

    any news lately on cliff, some cranky northampton shoe companies havn't bumped him off yet?
    i was thinking i chissel toe EG Berkley copy or the famed JL 8000 last, who knows.
    but considering EG is about $AU1200-1500 here, cliff seems to be a far more viable option.
    has anyone posted him an a4 piece of paper with their foot outlines on it as a size guide?
    guess my tax returns going to a new pair of shoes!
    thanks for finding this guy OP
     


  3. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Clifford can use your own last, either made by another shoe maker or a bespoke one by Springline.

    He can make quite a few different designs

    He has no relationship with Edward Green

    he does not use any EG lasts (888 or 202)

    he is specific in noting his lasts are of his own design through Springline's last making department

    I don't see Clifford copying any shoe companies exact design & last shape. Instead he has his own lasts & can use your very own one too. He can then take design attributes from classic English shoes & incorporate them into the design you desire

    If you want London bespoke quality & construction, then try G&G, Fosters, etc.
     


  4. clintonf

    clintonf Senior member

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    Hi all, after a wonderfully pleasant meeting with Cliff yesterday, I present the shoes that he's loving made for me. Delivered in time (my birthday).

    I'm very pleased with them.

    So without any further delay, here are the pictures.

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    Many happy returns also.
     


  6. clintonf

    clintonf Senior member

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    Many happy returns also.


    That's very kind of you.

    Many thanks

    Clint
     


  7. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Very nice sole and heel details, Clint.
     


  8. jtw3036

    jtw3036 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

    How would you say the finishing and leather compare to your MTO from Alfred Sargent?

    How do they feel and fit?
     


  9. clintonf

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    Very nice sole and heel details, Clint.

    Thank you.


    Very nice!

    How would you say the finishing and leather compare to your MTO from Alfred Sargent?

    How do they feel and fit?


    I've been thinking the same thing. It's really weird. The leather on these (Cliff) shoes is a lot stiffer than the AS shoes. The quality of these shoes is very apparent. Study construction, excellent finish. However, there is still room for the AS.

    It is unfair to make such comparisions, with 1 pair verus 4 pairs. But the AS shoes that I've had to date are quite sleek and fit me well. Cliff's shoes fit me VERY well, but this shoe is not as sleek.

    However, I don't really see any overlap between them. Therefore, I plan to do both. I would like another couple of pairs of Cliff made shoes and I'm in negotiations with AS for another 2-3 pairs.

    I hope that this makes sense?

    Thanks again

    Clint
     


  10. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Beautiful shoes and I love the antiquing.
     


  11. Michael Ay329

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    Clintonf...nice shoes

    Excellent color choice and the antiquing looks fine

    The sole/waist look unique

    A very classic English shoe on a classic rounded last...well executed
     


  12. bokhan

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    wow that looks amazing.
     


  13. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Insane!

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  14. Film Noir Buff

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    Insane! [​IMG]
    You took the word right out of my mouth.
     


  15. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    FNB, I think you would have approved of it even more if it had the following:

    1. Black Cordovan (nothing keeps you warmer on those hot summer days)

    2. A heavyweight Fresco London Lounge limited edition cloth, which you can't have, meshed into the sides of the shoe like the way E.T. made his E.G. Top Drawer boot.
     


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