With the change of the clock this month we all can enjoy brighter morning and evening advising us that summer is on its way. Therefore we thought that it wasn't too early to start thinking about a suitable pair of shoes for the warmer days. After inspection of our bespoke workshop we found this beauty made from a very nice shade of medium brown suede. A beautiful derby shoe with rounded corners at the quarters to be in perfect coherence with the short wing hand rolled wing caps. With such a pair in one's wardrobe it is a great reason to be looking forward to the summer days.
Our Asian-Pacific Trunk Show schedule is now available: HONG KONG - TOKYO - OSAKA - MELBOURNE - SINGAPORE
Many thanks to our friend and Cleverley client (since the 1960's), Mr. Michael Chow, for the kind words he has to say on his Cleverley shoe collection. CNN takes a look into Michel Chow's "humble home".
See video HERE
We at George Cleverley highly recommend visiting one Mr. Chow's fine restaurants which can be located HERE
We wanted to close this month of February with a classic butterfly style revisited by our Workshop Manager, Teemu Pekka Leppanen, who created what can be described as an imitation butterfly loafer. While a butterfly loafer has two layers of leather superposing each other to create the butterfly design, here the design is created out of one single band. Also the body of the shoe is maintained has one single piece of leather almost like a whole cut slip on. This shoe is embracing the George Cleverley ideal that handmade shoes can be elegant and also light .
The aficionados of bespoke will also appreciate the personalisation of the shoes with the initials of the wearing engraved on the wooden shoe trees but also hand nailed under the waist of the shoes. Another ideal of Cleverley which is expressing uniqueness and exclusivity but discreetly.
Also the black pigskin, which was one of Anthony Cleverley's favourite hide, provide with its patern an interesting charactere to the overal style.
George Cleverley's CEO, Mr. George Glasgow Jr, was in Los Angeles last weekend to attend the legendary Vanity Fair Oscars Party. This year the event was held in Beverly Hills at the Wallis Annenberg Center at a brand-new custom-designed space connected to City Hall. Vanity Fair's editor, Mr. Graydon Carter - a man who needs no other introduction hosted his guests in the most fabulous manner.
There were several pairs of Cleverley shoes worn on the evening by well dress gentleman which included: Mr. Graydon Carter, Mr. Jason Statham, Mr. Brett Ratner to name a few……
Congratulations to all of the academy awards winners and special thank you to the delightful host, Mr. Graydon Carter.
Until next year.....
George Glasgow Jr
We are pleased announce that Mr. Henry Cavill, Mr. Armie Hammer & Mr. Hugh Grant can all be seen wearing George Cleverley shoes & accessories in the upcoming movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E., directed by Mr. Guy Ritchie. The Cleverley team worked with our friend and costume designer, Ms. Joanna Johnston who was Oscar nominated in 2013 for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Lincoln staring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Thanks to Esquire for this lovely article which can be seen HERE
The movie is set for release in August 2015 and the first trailer can be seen HERE
We are starting this year Bespoke Shoes of The Month with a pair of ruby red horween cordovan elastic sided shoes. Although the leather was already shown in a previous post with a more casual & heavier shoe (see "Material Interest" by Adam Law), I believed it was worth sharing it again with this shoe. When most time cordovan shoes feature a round toe shape with a heavy construction, this pair is proving us that there always are exceptions to the rule and that a cordovan shoe can be as dressy and sharp as any other shoes made from softer leathers.
We are pleased to introduce you to a unique video of our Chairman, Mr. George Glasgow Snr looking back at the history of the Chelsea Boot. We look at what makes the Chelsea Boot the menswear mainstay it is. Please CLICK HERE to view.