Friday, 26 April 2013

GJ Cleverley - V Galosh side gusset with faux laces

Once again the GJ Cleverley house pulls out another rabbit out of the magic bag. Not surprising that they "one of the best" London based shoemakers. The Cleverley house is known for its "very suspicious chisel square toe cap", but they are also known for their side gussets, which were created by Master George Cleverley himself for Sir Winston Leonard-Spencer Churchill, British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1940-1945 and 1951-1955.

The below depicted shoe is a "balmoral" by nature, as the top is separated from the bottom part by a galosh in a V shape. The top part of the shoe is a crocodile hide and the bottom part is black suede with a perforated design on the toe, and with red contrasting faux laces in calfskin matching the lining of the shoe. Wow! I go. 

Once again we see the beauty of a commissioned or bespoke shoe, which is a process that takes time. The commissioner has to think of the details of the shoe, design, styling, choice of leather, artistic details and lastly the envisioning of the product as a whole. Results, a very good looking, elegant, classic and timeless shoe with a personal touch. Whoever the gent is, he definitely has good taste and is a shoe connoisseur. Wear the shoe in good health.
To all of you readers, I wish a great weekend.

GJ Cleverley "V" galoshed side gusset with faux laces in crocodile and suede
Photo sourced from GJ Cleverley