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Opinions Paul Davies-The London Shoemaker

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Paul Davies will be in DC next month and I'm considering paying him a visit. Has anyone had anything made by him and can speak about his quality and service? Thanks.
 

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Well-made, comfortable shoes. Leather quality is excellent. The lasts are not as agressively styled as Gaziano-Girling shoes but still very nice. My first pair was a square-toed shoe which is not as sharply chiselled as I would have liked, but still gets me lots of compliments. A subsequent round-toed shoe turned out quite nicely. Fit issues with the first pair were resolved efficiently and Paul is very businesslike and courteous in his dealings with clients.
 

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immsmc, Mr. Davies worked for some time in the bespoke division of Alan McAfee, then one of the top custom makers in London. Not a bad place to learn the craft. I've not seen any of Mr. Davies' shoes, but I'll bet he has a great grasp of historical English styling (if that's what you're looking for).
 

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He was also with Cleverley for a time, including just prior to his going it alone.
 

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I also seem to recall Foster & Son as part of his earlier employment.
 

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Just a reminder: As Sam's initial post indicates, Mr. Davies will be in at Field's English Custom Tailors here Washington, DC this Saturday, 25 November from 9am until mid-afternoon. Field's is located at 1742 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Upper Georgetown.
 

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