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.
We are extremely pleased to announce KINGSMAN by George Cleverley available exclusively on Mr. Porter in January, 2015. Kingsman: The Secret Service isn't just a movie that reinvigorates the spy genre; it also injects new life into the classic British gentleman's wardrobe. MR PORTER has worked in concert with director Mr Matthew Vaughn, costume designer Ms Arianne Phillips and a dream team of British heritage brands to create a new menswear label that refreshes that wardrobe. Mr. George Glasgow JR is proud to having worked with Mr. Porter's Buying Director, Mr. Toby Bateman, from the start to create an exclusive range of shoes which will be worn exclusively in the movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service" by Colin Firth, Sir Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong & Samuel. L. Jackson to name a few.
This is Kingsman. A new brand for the modern gentleman - available only at MR PORTER.
Based on the Mr Mark Millar and Mr David Gibbons' graphic novel and directed by Mr Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass; X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training programme - just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. The all-star cast includes Messrs Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Samuel L Jackson.
Kingsman: The Secret Service opens in cinemas worldwide from
29 January 2015
Want to hang out with us? Sign up to our Google+ hangout featuring costume designer Ms Arianne Phillips and MR PORTER Buying Director Mr Toby Bateman on January 14, 2015. Dialling in will be special guests Co-founder Nick English of Bremont Watches, William Oliver of Fashion Beans and famed photographer and menswear guru Jonathan Daniel Pryce.
The KINGSMAN collection will be available from tomorrow at Kingsman (11 Savile Row, London) & Mr.Porter (Click Here to view collection).
Additionally, the new Kingsman sartorial video can be seen here: CLICK HERE
What a better shoe to close the Bespoke Shoe Of The Month 2014 series than the classic black patent calf oxford with silk laces. A perfect shoe to wear for the end of the year celebrations as well as on the red carpet for the premieres of the multiple movies we have been working in partnership with, more information to come very soon.