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
Edward Green shoes are among the finest and most classic English shoes today. And why not they’ve only been at it since 1890. Two new stock models are a case in point.
The Asquith one of the most worn EG shoes is a masculine captoe oxford with tasteful brouging. The Inverness is a smart blind wingtip with plenty of style.
Both models are made for Leffot on the Edward Green 888 last and fit like a glove.
Asquith 888 Last, Dark Oak Antique
Inverness 888 Last, Black Calf
In Northampton the home of England’s finest shoemakers they refer to shell cordovan as Crup. In our opinion Burgundy or Color 8 as we say in the States is one of the most beautiful colors. A deep crimson hue, which should be in every mans wardrobe. And like all shell cordovan colors the color varies as seen in the images below.
People are often surprised to hear that Edward Green makes shoes in Crup and in fact they make incredibly nice shoes in it. That is to say the leather is very clean with very little product on it and the shells are very clear meaning no imperfections. The result is obvious, a pair of shoes that looks and feels like a million buck or should we say pounds.
Here are a few examples of recent Edward Green MTO’s in Burgundy Crup. MTO is Made To Order these shoes are not in stock.
Arlington, 202 Last, Burgundy Crup, Dainite Soles – MTO
Newbury, 888 Last, Burgundy Crup, HAF Soles – MTO
Inverness, 888 Last Burgundy Crup, HAF Soles – MTO
Edward Green is in their 120th year of fine quality shoe making and they just keep getting better and better. Not only do they set the standard by which all English hand grade shoes are made they do it with grace and sophistication and they don’t rest on their laurels.
This pair of monk strap shoes made expressly for our good client G.D. in Montreal reflects the superior craftsmanship that goes into the making of the finest of the EG collection, Top Drawer. They are the créme de la créme of shoes made to order each pair taking as long as six months to produce and each one worth the wait.
Not only are TD shoes extremely elegant and finely crafted they fit the feet unlike any other EG ready to wear shoe. If you’ve not had the opportunity to try a pair of Edward Green shoes you owe it to yourself to add it to your bucket list and while you’re add it why not make it a pair of Top Drawer you’ll be glad you did.
Palmerston, 888 Last, Black Calf – Top Drawer MTO
The Double Monk strap is such a versatile shoe, smart with jeans or cords, yet sophisticated with a suit. This is a must have shoe one that belongs in every man’s wardrobe. The Edward Green Westminster epitomizes this classic English look, simple lines, a smart cap toe, and solid straps and buckles, what more can you ask for, except possibly more colors. If you add one shoe to your wardrobe this year I strongly encourage you to make it a Double Monk, you can thank us later.
Edward Green Westminster all on the 888 Last
Edward Green MTO’s this time the theme being Burnt Pine Antique. It’s uncanny how great minds think alike. These gentlemen placed their orders individually and yet they’re of a similar mind, are they not?
Burnt Pine Antique is a very popular and wearable color, a warm mid brown, which works extremely well with grays, blues, and browns not to mention a great pair of raw denim jeans.
Newlyn 101 Last, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO*
Ashby 888 Last, Double Soles, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO*
Newmarket 888 Last, H/AF Soles Fudge Welt, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO*
Newmarket 82 Last, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO*
Canterbury 82 Last, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO*
*MTO footwear is not part of our stock lines, they are Made To Order.