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.


  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.

  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.


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