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’re gearing up for our Edward Green trunk show May 5th from 11-7. To kick things off we’re featuring a few made to order shoes by EG that recently arrived.
Edward Green shoes are always beautiful always classic “The finest shoes in England for the discerning few”. We hope to see you there.
Sandringham 888 Last, Burgundy Antique/Mahogany Country Calf, HAF Soles – MTO
Galway 82 Last, Burnt Pine Antique/Coffee Suede – MTO
Newmarket 888 Last, Navy Suede/Brown Elastic – MTO
Malvern 888 Last, Edwardian Antique, HAF Soles – MTO
Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the Edward Green factory in Northampton, England. What you realize as you watch and talk with the men and women that make the shoes is that shoes are only as good as the people who make them.
To make great shoes you need great people. These are highly skilled and talented craftsmen that take tremendous pride in what they do and it shows.
Thank you Hilary Freeman and the staff at Edward Green for your unwavering dedication to quality and tradition it is truly inspiring.
Westminster 888 Last, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO
Ifford 82 Last, Dark Oak/Mink Suede – MTO
Cardiff 202 Last, Edwardian Antique, Dainite Soles – MTO
Malvern 82 Last, Dark Oak Antique – MTO
We received a few new MTO’s. I normally post the information about the shoes but as a change of pace let’s see who can name, the maker (easy) style, last and colors. I’m calling it the MTO quiz. Good luck, there is one in particular that may be tricky.
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)