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Edward Green Dover

If you are to own just one Edward Green model, it should be this one. The Dover is a shoe made for just about any occasion you can think of, unmatched in simplicity, elegance, and understatement.

Its permanent style and impressive longevity are a result of the meticulous process of its creation. 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.

This particular Dover tends towards the casual side, utilizing sturdy Walnut Country Calf and hard-wearing Dainite soles. The result is a beautiful, classic shoe fit for everyday, no-nonsense wear.

 

Dover 606 Last, Walnut Country Calf, Dainite Soles

Edward Green Dover

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

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.

Edward Green MTO’s Part I

As I mentioned we received a number of pairs of MTO’s from Edward Green on Friday. I plan to show them all in time but let’s start with these.

The Sandringham 606 Last Burgundy Antique and Mahogany Country Calf on HAF Soles

The Shepton 888 Last Edwardian Antique

The Galway 606 Last Rosewood Country Calf on Ridgeway Soles

The Welland 82 Last Black Calf

The Westwood 606 Last Dark Oak

The Shepton, and Westwood are newer models, which do not appear in the current EG catalog. I have pictures of several more EG MTO’s, which I’ll share in the coming days.

EG MTO Arrivals

We received some beautiful MTO’s from Edward Green yesterday. I am posting them today because I think it’s only fair the client has the first look (actually I have the first look but as your trusted adviser it’s a professional privilege). I’ve posted a few Corthay MTO’s but I believe these are the first Edward Green’s. So without further delay…….

Mr. R has created a unique version of the Newbury. To this whole cut oxford he added the winged toecap of the Southwold. This pair is in Acorn Antique with heavy burnishing, on the 888 last. Mr. R also likes his belts to match so we had one made for him as well.

Mr. C is a true shoe maven not only does he know shoes inside and out he has the vision to see how they’ll look. Take for instance this pair of Dover’s in Maple Antique on the 606 last with double leather soles. It took vision to see it in this color. It is the most beautiful Dover I’ve seen.

Mr. C also loves his monk straps as well as his stitched aprons. These Ashby’s in Burgundy Antique are also on the 606 last and very handsome. This color is perfectly suited to the shoe. I particularly like the heavy burnishing on this pair.

Edward Green MTO’s generally take 14 weeks according to the company. These pairs were ordered during the summer, which means they took longer since the factory is closed most of August. Nonetheless they are always worth the wait.