A stylist is a bit like a sommelier. You consider the individual, you weigh up the particular occasion and its various ingredients and you suggest something suitable that would work.” So declares Mr William Gilchrist, bon viveur of Mayfair and rakishly debonair menswear stylist.
The little arteries and arcades of Mayfair are still managing to hold on to some really interesting retailers – an antiques dealer next to a vintage watch shop next to an art gallery next to a gentleman’s outfitter. I love that you can walk down Savile Row and see the tailors at work in the basements. It’s choreographed theatre to a degree but it shows there is still incredible craftsmanship at work in London’s W1. At George Cleverley in the Royal Arcade they make bespoke shoes above the shop. And above that they have the “last room” – foot moulds of the great and good. It’s “dead man’s shoes” up there from floor to ceiling – a little macabre when you think about it – but it’s wonderful. George [Glasgow Senior], who runs the place, is a terrific character, full of amusing stories. He also stocks a very good whisky.
The full article can be seen HERE
We are very pleased to announce next month Kingsman by George Cleverley will be launching FW2015 on Mr. Porter. There will be some new boots, a single monk strap and some new oxfords.
We hope you enjoy.
It is always difficult to find a good colour when it comes to light ones, especially in the tones of tan colour. The balance between lightness and richness of the colour is always difficult to find. With this new Honey Calf hide our bespoke workshop now offers I sincerely think that this balance is found. Used to craft one of our traditionnal bespoke style "Westminster", I am looking forward to see this pair back for re-soling after few years of wear. The patina on this leather is going to look amazing and unique.
On May 26th, 2015 Bentley & George Cleverley held a one-night-only showcase of exceptional British Heritage and Craftsmanship in Singapore. Mr. George Glasgow Jr & Mr. Teemu Leppenan presented our unique range of shoes for Bentley clients in Singapore who had the opportunity to get measured for their own pair of bespoke shoes.
The evening was a tremendous success and we were delighted to partner with Bentley. Our friends at The Balvenie kindly held a whiskey tasting throughout the event.
Many thanks to Jen Yap, Mark Tay, Gaggenau, The Balvenie & Bentley.
We are glad to celebrate the arrival of the summer days with this beautiful pair of classic chukka boots in a very smart navy suede offering a great twist brought by the orange lining.
Many thanks to The Daily Telegraph for their wonderful article on Cleverley CEO, Mr. George Glasgow Jr on Saturday, June 13th, 2015.
A special thanks to Hannah Silver & Lara Mingay for making this article possible.
We are pleased to have been the chosen shoemaker for Esquire's (USA) June / July, 2015 issue featuring our talented friend, Mr. Jason Statham.
The shoot took place in Los Angeles, California and features several Cleverley styles. The style in this particular image is called the "Bodie".
Many thanks to Esquire, Mr. Jason Statham, Mr. Wendell Brown & Mr. Nick Sullivan.
Each year we make a few new items in our unique 1786 Russian Hide. This year we have decided to make the perfect travel case for our clients to protect their timepieces while on the move. We have partnered with our friends at The Watch Club (click HERE to view their website) to fill this special box with some beautiful watches. This box is currently on display at The Watch Club & George Cleverley store in London's Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street.