Not all Made to Order shoes are equal. There are certain styles, which we’ve made more often than others and the Oundle monk strap shoe by Edward Green is one of them.
It’s one of those shoes that deserves a second look it’s simple yet stylish and that’s exactly what we like about it. Made of only three pieces of leather these shoes can be made with or without a medallion on the toe.
Oundle, 202 Last, Tobacco Suede
Oundle, 888 Last, Black Calf
Oundle, 888 Last, Burnt Pine/Coffee Suede
Oundle, 888 Last, Coffee Suede
Oundle, 888 Last, Dark Oak
Oundle, 888 Last, Burnt Pine
Oundle, 888 Last, Brown Crup
Two EG MTO’s arrived recently, each a favorite derby and oxford of mine. I own a pair of the Perth and have a pair of Falkirk on order.
Perth 888 last Burgundy Crup – MTO
Falkirk 888 last Burnt Pine – MTO
I really love the brouging on the Falkirk; the thistle toe medallion in particular is quite exceptional.
It was time to polish my EG Perth’s in Burnt Pine so I thought I would share the stages with you. As I begin the first photo is the Perth as they are and you can see the need for polishing.
Next step is removing the laces; I like to polish my shoes on the trees, I feel the polish covers more evenly.
I begin to polish with a clean white tee shirt and neutral wax polish (I do this quickly and with a small amount of polish to avoid streaking).
The wax is on and drying for a few minutes.
I brush the shoes with an old horsehair brush that belonged to my grandfather. You can also buff with a cloth, but I like the action of rubbing the brush across the leather. I also think it brings out a nicer luster and works the polish into the leather better.
And Viola! In five simple steps the uppers look great. I didn’t do the sole edges this time since they still look good. I don’t over polish my shoes since I rotate them often but I enjoy the process. I also love the way the EG’s age they take on a well worn and cared for look that is just beautiful.
You won’t find it in the current Edward Green catalog, but you will find it here. The “Perth” is a beautiful derby with hand punching on the saddle.
Shown on the 82 last in Burnt Pine with heavy antiquing on the toe.