The Dover is without doubt the quintessential Edward Green shoe. Tales of its handsewn apron and reverse split toe are legendary and rightfully so. Each is sewn by expert craftsmen who use pigs bristles rather than metal needles.
The preparation of the thread itself is a major undertaking combining several long strands and bonding them with wax then splitting the end of the bristle and lashing the thread to it.
So much of what goes into finely crafted shoes is taken for granted. It’s difficult to appreciate the level of skill, time and artisan-ship it takes to produce a pair if you haven’t seen it first hand. It’s remarkable really that in today’s high tech, automated world there are products which are still made by way of tradition. Something’s are best left unchanged.
Here are several Dover’s, that we recently received for clients. All of which were made to order.
Chestnut Antique 82 Last, HAF Soles
Burgundy Antique/Mahogany Country Calf 82 Last, Single Soles
Coffee Suede 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Walnut Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Edwardian Antique 606 Last, HAF Soles
Edwardian Antique/Almond Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles
We’ve never met a wingtip we didn’t like but the Edward Green Sandrignham was love at first sight. Masculine and sophisticated this full brogue lays a solid foundation for which to display your habiliments.
These four made to order Sandringham are all incredibly handsome and speak to the versatility of this shoe.
MTO is Made To Order these shoes are not in stock.
888 Last, Dark Oak/Walnut Country Calf, HAF Wide Welt Soles – MTO
202 Last, Tobacco Suede, Single Leather Sole Natural Edge – MTO
888 Last, Chestnut Antique, HAF Soles – MTO
888 Last, Coffee Suede, HAF Soles – MTO
As we hold our Edward Green Trunk Show I thought it was a perfect time to post a few new MTO’s we received this week from them.
Warwick in Loden Suede on 888 Last and Dainite Soles
Litchfield Edwardian Antique on 888 Last with Rams head Medallion
Canterbury Chestnut Antique on 888 Last with Rams head Medallion
Shannon try on stage 888 Last (These will be Dark Oak)
Here are two more Edward Green MTO’s we received recently. Both beautifully made.
The Oundle by the way has somewhat of a spat look to it when the pant leg drapes the front, a very handsome monk strap.
The Oundle on the 82 Last in Chestnut Antique
The Galway on the 202 Last in Walnut Country Calf on Dainite Soles
This pair of Edward Green Banbury’s is on the 202 last in Chestnut Antique with Dainite soles. They were sent as a try on pair for our client (UK 6.5E) before proceeding with his original order of the Silverstone. They looked so beautiful and fit so well that he decided to purchase them. I think he made a very wise decision.
He also has a pair of the Galway in Walnut Country Calf (dark brown pebble grain) on order. Rest assured they will be posted upon arrival in mid February.