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Edward Green Trunk Show

We cordially invite you to join us this Friday, November 30th from 11AM–7PM for our trunk show with Edward Green.

Edward Green is regarded by many to be “The finest shoes in all of England for the discerning few.” A more classic English shoe would be hard to find.

Having been in business for more than 120 years Edward Green has become discreetly famous for the finest welted shoes.

Our EG shows are tremendously popular. We present the largest selection of samples assembled at any Edward Green show in North America. You will have your choice of models, lasts, leathers, colors, and soles for your made to order pair.

This is the time to design your shoes for spring.  If you love classic shoes and frankly who doesn’t, you can’t afford to miss this event.

Olney 888 Last, Navy Suede, HAF Soles – MTO

Shannon 888 Last, Dark Oak/Mink Suede, HAF Soles – MTO

Shannon 888 Last, Black/BCC, Dainite Soles – MTO

Gresham 888 Last, Burgundy Antique – MTO

Newmarket 82 Last, Dark Oak – MTO

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Edward Green MTO

Edward Green is regarded by many to be “The finest shoes in England for the discerning few.” A more classic English shoe would be hard to find.

Having been in business for more than 120 years Edward Green has become discreetly famous for probably the finest welted shoes. Here are a few examples of shoes we have made for our clients.

Harrogate 888 Last, Black Calfskin – MTO

Midford Top Drawer, 82 Last, Dark Oak Antique – MTO

Shannon 202 Last, Burgundy Antique/Mink Suede – MTO

Walpole 888 Last, Bronze Antique – MTO

Dover 606 Last, Loden Suede, Contrast Stitching – MTO

Westminster Top Drawer, 888 Last, Whiskey Crup – MTO

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An EG First

At our last visit with Edward Green we were introduced to a small-proposed ladies collection that are to be made in their factory in Northampton England which allows them to control all aspects of production. As with all Edward Green products quality and craftsmanship are paramount.

The first pair to arrive is this Ladies Shannon boot that is in the try on stage. This pair is for my wife who requested a red lining, which I think, is an excellent choice. Since we didn’t know her U.K. size she was measured and had a drawing of her feet made by Hilary Freeman Managing Director of EG.

The Ladies Shannon on the EX94 Last in Black Calf with Red Lining.

The drawing on the plastic at the ball of the shoe is where they need to be adjusted for a more comfortable fit. I will post them again once they’re finished, as well as this pair of Men’s Shannon’s which will be Dark Oak.

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Edward Green MTO’s

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)

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Edward Green Trunk Show Spring 2009

I’m very pleased to announce that Leffot will host our next Edward Green Trunk Show on Saturday May 16th. Please join Mr. Robert Godley of Edward Green and myself from 11-6 p.m. as we happily assist you in creating your own unique pair of shoes or boots.

The Shepton Edwardian Antique on the 888 Last*


Edward Green’s MTO program allows you to work with existing patterns, leathers, and lasts to create an individual pair of shoes. You personalize it by selecting the colors, calf or suede, sole type, single, double or rubber and in about 14 weeks your shoes will be on their way to you.

As a special courtesy to our clients, the Edward Green single pair make up fee of $100 will be waived on all orders placed on the day of the event. This is a great opportunity to view many Edward Green styles in one place; I hope you’ll join us.

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*Shepton MTO shown above orderd at our prior show.

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Women’s Shoes Take Flight

We originally had in mind to present a few women’s shoes by Church’s because we’d picked up on a number of comments made by women about their love of men’s shoes.

Well, we’re very happy to report that not only have the shoes been well received they’re selling quite well. I think that’s because they’re cool looking in a downtown sort of way and very comfortable. We’ve recently added a plain toe derby the Shannon in Sandalwood but our best seller is the black patent leather, stamped faux snake Thalia.

Church’s is an old English company that still produces their men’s shoes in their Northampton factory, but the women’s shoes are produced in Italy. I think it translates very well.

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If Anyone Can Church’s Can

As in all aspects of life people have their preconceived ideas and it’s no different when it comes to shoes. I like Church’s English Shoes for a number of reasons.

They have longevity; they make classic/traditional shoes, and have now expanded to Woman’s styles. They have a large core stock in the UK and if we need a shoe it can usually be here via FedEx within a week if it’s on the shelf.

But one of the things I like most about them is that for a large company by Northampton standards they are incredibly flexible and reliable.

This past summer a client was looking for a pair of the Consul’s and wanted them in Tabacco Nevada Calf, which we sell, but he needed a UK size 5F. Not a problem, after we tried a similar shoe on the same last an MTO pair was made for him. His delight of being able to wear “men’s” shoes and not having to shop in the boys department was life changing for him.

On the other end of the scale is our client Mitch who wears a UK 13G that’s a US 14EEE. He’s ordered the Grafton and we have just received two pairs of Shannon’s one in Black the other in Light Ebano. He too is extremely excited to be able to get the kind of shoes he’s always wanted without having to search for a needle in a haystack.

Shannon in Black Polished Binder Polished Binder on Dainite Soles Size UK 13G

Shannon in Light Ebano Polished Binder on Dainite Soles Size UK 13G

As Ed Sullivan would have said “A really big shoe”


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Edward Green MTO part II

Enough spectators for now. As promised here are some other EG MTO’s we received last week.

The Shannon in Midnight Blue Calf and Blue Suede Shaft on the 888 last

And for all the Cordovan lovers Edward Green as produced the following by special request:

The Westwood in Whiskey Crup on the 888 Last

The Holburn in Burgundy Crup on the 888 Last with Double Sole (Now being changed to HAF soles)

The cordovan on these shoes are not only beautiful but supple as well,  a true treat for the lover of cordovan.

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