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*Important Historical Bespoke GEORGE J. CLEVERLEY Half-Brogue, Circa 1950: 42,5D

  [English below]                                                                    Artikelnummer: 00011GC

George J. Cleverley
27, Cork Street
London, W 1 
Hand-Sewn, Bespoke, Cap-Toe Half Brogue 
Euro 780
Von den späten 70ern bis zu seinem Tod 1991 arbeitete der grosse George Cleverly als ein Design-Consultant für die Firma "New & Lingwood". Wir können mit Fug und Recht sagen, dass wir einen einzigartigen Half-Brogue Derby vor uns haben, von einem der weltbesten Schuhmacher, entworfen von einem der grössten Meister-Schuhmacher der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts: George Cleverly. Cleverly, der in direkter Linie wiederum von seinem Meister abstammt, dem zweifelsohne Grössten der englischen Schuhmacherkunst, dem Londoner Schuhmacher Nikolaus Tuczek, über den ich in den kommenden Monaten noch ein wenig mehr erzählen werde.
Grösse: 42,5 D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss. (UK) 8,5 E.....(US) 9,5 D
Zustand: Superb.
Versandkosten: Käufer zahlt EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket (innerhalb Deutschlands).  
George J. Cleverley
27, Cork Street
London, W 1 
Hand-Sewn, Bespoke, Cap-Toe Half Brogue 
Euro 780
From the late 70s to his death in 1991 the great George Cleverley worked as a design consultant for New & Lingwood, and an excellent firm bearing his name, George J. Cleverley & Co., under the direction of Mr. George Glasgow, exists today, but it is important to note that the shoe shown here dates from Cleverley's own original workrooms at 27, Cork Street, and was made by the masters own hands. Cleverley is considered to be the greatest master shoemaker of the mid- to late-20th century, and in a direct line with his master, arguably the greatest master of modern English shoemaking, the London shoemaker, Nikolaus Tuczek, about whom I will write more in the coming months.
Cleverley apprenticed under the great Tuczek who’s stylistic influence can be seen clearly in the present pair of Brogues and, indeed in the work of many great shoemakers including Lobb who name more than one style after that master. The beauty, not to mention the historical importance of this great rarity cannot be overstated. This is a wearable work of art and, unlike a modern shoe, even from the best modern bespoke shoemakers, the shoe will continue to increase in value as it has done these last 50 years!
Condition: Superb; this is a hand-sewn shoe. (See the close-up of the sewing of the welt. The original crepe sole show little wear and the original heel has been replaced with an original Avon "Stonehedge" heel also from the period (1950-60), and, since, unworn.
Size: as a custom-made shoe, no size is shown but by my careful measurement using shoemakers' lasts of known standard size, we find these to be a (UK) 8,5E......(US) 9,5D......Continental 42D for the mid-width foot.

 

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