Here is another double monk style, slightly different from the Sample X seen in one of the first article of BSTW. With this shoe everything was kept simple and classic. No perforation on the toe, no caps. no broguings. The shoe is kept plain to its simple aesthetic so the eye can really focus on its shape and lines to appreciate the effort of the last maker spent in crafting such a beautiful and neat chisel toe. Also the work and effort spent on the closing to be able to maintain the essence of a double monk without the heaviness usually present on this style.
The one that really caught my eye this week. Is the the anthracite grey alligator casual with plain band over the instep. There's such a beautiful depth of colour in the alligator. It's almost as if individual scales of the skin would have been polished one by one to achieve such a beautiful range of colours(from lovely platinum silver to dark charred black).
The style itself very elegant but versatile casual shoe. Firm favourite for the dance floor and not a stranger even to your dressier events. Although this versatile number would come on it's own in casual no socks type of use as well; what this particular pair seem to be destined for. The way you wear them is entirely your decision as long as you remember, that these beautifully handcrafted shoes do enjoy it best in a mutually inspiring atmosphere.
Knowing that the bespoke process requires a certain lead time here is a shoe worth considering for summer next year. A classic adelaide style twisted with a brogued wing cap made of a light colored suede that will offer variations of shade in its color according to the lightness and the angle from which the shoe is being admired.
Many thanks to The Sunday Times and our friend, AA Gill for the lovely article published on 17th November, 2013.
The full article can be seen here: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/fashion/trends/article1339143.ece
Midnight blue crocodile combined with dark navy suede this shoe will allow its owner to mark the difference at the most prestigious cocktail parties while still remaining extremely elegant. One will notice that the imitation lacing in purple calf is matching the inside lining, which actually won't be visible once the shoes are on the feet. On the other hand the most attentive eyes will notice that the inside colour of the perforation on the toe is also matching the imitation lacing. Once again something that can only be achieve through bespoke service.
It is not the first time a whole cut shoe is featured in Club Cleverley but this pair perfectly shows how important the selection and cut of the leather is in the making of a bespoke handmade shoes. The Clicker is responsible for putting the knife into the leather and cutting all the different pieces that will form the shoe once stitched all together by the Closer. At this stage he will have to ensure that the cuts will follow the natural lines/scales of the skin to ensure the proportion in the design of the shoe are well balanced. You will notice the smaller scales on the toe, which gradually become larger as it goes up to the instep. One of the many aspect that need to be taken in consideration while crafting a Cleverley handmade pair of shoes and that was once again well achieved by our craftsmen.
Crafted for one of our most dapper client and dear friend of George Cleverley this pair of white buckskin single monk shoes is simply a work of art.