Sunday, 19 May 2013

GJ Cleverley - Edwardian button shoe with side gusset in heavy hide

For the day I have sampled a very interesting shoe, not seen on a daily basis around town, a button shoe with side gussets made of very heavy weight hide. The Balmoral button boot is rare, but the shoe version is almost instinct, then add a side gusset to it, it is becomes so individual and rare as rare can get. However a gent commissioned a button shoe, with the distinctive GJ Cleverley chisel square toe and then topped it of with a heavy duty hide from elephant. The beauty of this shoe is in the minor details, the design, the adding of the gusset and lastly the hide selection. Ultimate result a beautiful, elegant, classic and timeless shoe. Again GJ Cleverly opened the magic shoe box.


Bespoke buttoned side gusset GJ Cleverley shoe made of of elephant hide
Photos sourced from GJ Cleverley.

2 comments:

  1. Really amazing pair! Probably not cheaper than alligator but indeed unique. Even elephant hide has a little different texture then usually such hide has.

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  2. Hi ToL,

    Thanks for the comment. My guess would be a tad cheaper than alligator/crocodile, but the shoe is no lesser unique.

    Have a pleasant day.

    Regards

    The Shoe Aristo Cat

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