Fine EDWARD GREEN for New & Lingwood, Full Brogue Oxford:45D.
Size: 45-45.5 [US.11.5] [UK 10.5]
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Oxfords
New & Lingwood
Poulsen, Skone & Co.
53 Jermyn Street, S.W.1
Full Wing-Tip Brogue Oxford
This magnificent example of craftsmanship is a testament to the durability of design and the actual improvement in appearance over time of a finely made shoe. No shoe can compete with the 30 years of polishing that has gone into this legacy, the surface of which has taken on the aspect of old French-polished rosewood furniture. Much is said about patina but these shoes define the term. Notice too the early Edward Green signature thistle on the quarters, a handsome touch.
The history of Poulsen Skone & Co. is well known; established in the 19th century and in continuous operation for 110 years until the death of Sidney Skone, the firm was incorporated into New & Lingwood in 1972. And it was during the 1970s and 1980s that the legendary George Cleverley, in the last years of his illustrious career, oversaw the design aspects of the firm, while the execution was entrusted to Edward Green, then as now, arguably the “best among equals” of the first rung of English shoemakers. Shoes from the heyday of these firms are milestones in the history of English shoemaking, and the few remaining examples, “touched”. as they were by Cleverley and constructed by Edward Green to bespoke standards, are highly desirable and destined for the advanced collector.
Size Details:UK 11E (201 Last) .......US 11.5D......Continental 45D, for the medium width foot.
All original soles and heels, very lightly worn. These are superb shoes.