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Tag: walnut country calf

Edward Green Sandringham

American shoemakers such as Alden do wingtips so well these days that its easy to forget that the concept of a brogued shoe is originally from the British Isles. The wingtip shoe evolved out of the classic English country shoe, made with holes to let water out easily while hunting pheasants and ducks.

The Sandringham wingtip in Dark Oak and Walnut Country Calf epitomizes the look and spirit of classic English country footwear, with a slightly rougher, richer look than its city cousins. But don’t be afraid to wear these to town. With beautifully textured pebble grain country calf, double leather soles, and its distinctive “thistle” pattern at the side, these will turn sober city heads all day long.

202 Last, Dark Oak Antique/Walnut Country Calf, HAF Soles

 

 

Edward Green Galway

The Galway is a most classic English Country Boot, yet quite urbane by today’s standards. Combining a shaft supple Walnut Country Calf and the forefoot of smooth Dark Oak calfskin with Dainite soles and a smart tapered round toe, these shoes glide easily between dress and casual occasions. Wear them with a suit when the morning weather is sub-par or on a snowy Saturday stroll.

Boots don’t have to be rugged to get the job done but they do need to be well made and Edward Green makes them as good as they get.

 Galway 82 Last, Dark Oak/Walnut Country Calf, Dainite Soles

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

The Dover

There’s not a lot you can say about the Edward Green Dover that hasn’t already been said. It’s arguably the quintessential EG shoe. This classic English derby can be worn with confidence and pride because it’s one of the finest styles in Edward Green’s collection.

Stories of the Dover’s handsewn apron are legendary; the closing is done with pig bristles because they’re finer than needles. It takes years to master the skill and only grade A1 closers are allowed to do it. It’s rather remarkable when you think about closing a shoe with bristles.

These are robust, well-built shoes ideal for less formal occasions when you need to look smart and well dressed. Our model in Walnut Country Calf and Dainite soles is great for foul weather as well. There are but a handful of shoes every man must own and this gentlemen is one of them.

Dover 606 Last, Walnut Country Calf, Dainite Soles

EG MTO’s

Here are two more Edward Green MTO’s we received recently. Both beautifully made.

The Oundle by the way has somewhat of a spat look to it when the pant leg drapes the front, a very handsome monk strap.

The Oundle on the 82 Last in Chestnut Antique

The Galway on the 202 Last in Walnut Country Calf on Dainite Soles