Saturday, 18 May 2013

GJ Cleverley - Butterfly loafer made of 1786 Russian Reindeer leather

It is Summer and shoe talk it's about loafers, loafers and more loafers in all colours, hides etc. For the day I sampled a very elegant, hardly seen loafer - a butterfly loafer from GJ Cleverley made of the exquisite 1786 Russian Reindeer leather in black...nothing fancy, colourful, just old simple plain black colour.  The beauty of this shoe lies in the design, squared chisel toe and, yes guessed right the unmistakable GJ Cleverley square chisel toe and from the salvaged 1786 Russian hide. Yes, not crocodile or alligator.

Going bespoke need not be peacock and bling and here "I am thing", just kept simple, elegant and classic. Wow what a shoe!

Butterfly loafer in 1786 Russian Reindeer hide. A beauty
Photos sourced from GJ Cleverley


  1. These are gorgeous.. Simple, elegant, classic, perfect thanks SA

  2. Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the comment. You nailed it.

    Have a pleasant day.


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