For sale is a rare pair of brand new old stock vintage Edward Green bespoke loafers, made for a client in the 1970s. They have been in storage for 40+ years, but look absolutely fantastic.
The quality is supreme, with these loafers being made from the finest french calf, tight hand stitching on the uppers, clean medallion and brogue punching, and hand finished sole bevelling. The uppers are almost immaculate, with only tiny marks from storage which as a very slight impression on the right shoe that will no doubt crease over. The colour is a fantastic antique tan, with a rich and deep colour.
The soles are untouched, and feature the usual breakdown of the sole varnish which is common for any shoes of this era. This is not wear to the soles or anything negative, simply the aging of the varnish which leads to lightening of certain areas. This is instantly worn away when the shoes are worn.
The sole finishing is incredibly fine, with superb fudge wheel detailing around the edge, and very rare GEM heel taps. The waist is slim, which gives the rest of the shoe a wonderful silhouette. The insoles are plain, as these shoes were most likely make for an individual with their own insoles and heel pads, hence why there is no heel cushion. There is a set of heel nails ever so slightly protruding as a result of there being no heel cushion.This can be covered over easily with a heel pad or insole, and is very common for old Edward Green shoes. They can also be simply filed down by any cobbler. The shoes measure 32.2cm long, and 11.2 (right) and 11.4cm (left) wide.
They look and feel very similar in length and width, but the left is slightly wider. If you have any questions about these beautiful shoes, please feel free to ask. Shoe trees are not included, but for reference are an Edward Green last, size 10.5. The original handmade Edward Green shoe bags are included in the sale. The item "NOS Vintage Bespoke Edward Green Loafers Size 10.5/11 Antique Tan Calf" is in sale since Monday, March 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Shoes\Formal Shoes". The seller is "callum7116" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.