As I’m sure many of you already know, Lodger was bought by Tony Lutwyche a couple of weeks ago and the name of the company has been changed to Lutwyche & Lodger. Lodger shoes will carry on as is, but the store will now also stock Tony’s ready-to-wear suits and offer a made-to-measure service downstairs.

Tony owns Cheshire Bespoke up in Crewe, the only factory-sized producer of handmade suits remaining in England. It has featured here before, as the maker of Toby Luper’s suits under the Hemingway label, which impressed with its construction (including double-handsewn buttonholes, front and back, on the foreparts of the suit).

I’m pleased the Lodger brand will continue – its designs have been a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stodgy world of benchmade shoes. And I wish Tony all the best with his new collection.

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hello simon

this comment is not related to your post, but I bet you will like to see this fashion related controversy mentioned in the guardian today, involving the “suit suply” company.. I’m a not sure if you have seen its suits ad campaign… check it out!

nice blog by the way!!!




Just curious.. How do you rank the shoe quality of Lodger, Edward Green, Berluti, John Lobb, and crockett and jones?

How to choose among them?


I own four pairs of Lodger shoes and am very happy with them. Very solid shoes. The service is excellent, although it’s reasonable to expect it at that level. As Mr. Crompton says, their style is a bit more forward. I love their concept of ‘shoe of the month.’

I am not certain, however, that I will stay with them as their prices appear to have increased by (about) 20 percent this fall.

I wonder if the new ownership will run promotions….I hope so.