A is for Asquith, E is for Ecton and now these two Edward Green classics are available at Leffot. Both models are part of the EG Core Collection. The real beauty of an Edward Green shoe is it’s timeless design and superb handcrafted quality. If you already wear them you’ll know what I mean, if you don’t I encourage to treat yourself.
Edward Green will celebrate their 120th anniversary in 2010, and to celebrate they will be offering a selection of Limited Edition models, more on that very soon.
Asquith 888 Last, Hazel Antique – In Stock
Ecton 888 last, Burgundy Antique– In Stock
Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. It’s also a majestic EG shoe with plenty of rich brouging and punched thistle detail on the side. These two MTO’s are both great looking, and perfect for autumn wear.
888 Last; Brown Crup* Heavy Burnishing on H/A/F* soles with Fudge Welt* – MTO
The Leffot Exclusive A.W. Sandringham
888; Edwardian Antique Heavy Burnishing on H/A/F sole – MTO
*Crup is the English term for Cordovan.
*The EG H/A/F soles are double leather at the forepart and single weight at the waist.
*A fudge welt is also referred to as a storm welt. It’s additional strip of leather that is sewn on the top of the welt.
It was time to polish my EG Perth’s in Burnt Pine so I thought I would share the stages with you. As I begin the first photo is the Perth as they are and you can see the need for polishing.
Next step is removing the laces; I like to polish my shoes on the trees, I feel the polish covers more evenly.
I begin to polish with a clean white tee shirt and neutral wax polish (I do this quickly and with a small amount of polish to avoid streaking).
The wax is on and drying for a few minutes.
I brush the shoes with an old horsehair brush that belonged to my grandfather. You can also buff with a cloth, but I like the action of rubbing the brush across the leather. I also think it brings out a nicer luster and works the polish into the leather better.
And Viola! In five simple steps the uppers look great. I didn’t do the sole edges this time since they still look good. I don’t over polish my shoes since I rotate them often but I enjoy the process. I also love the way the EG’s age they take on a well worn and cared for look that is just beautiful.
Today feels like a loafer kind of day, after the time change everyone seems to be moving rather leisurely. So today I’m wearing the Edward Green “Bamford” in Coffee Suede. It’s soft, light and good looking what more can you ask for?
The “Bamford” in Coffee Suede with hand punched medallion toe.