Last week John Carnera at Cleverley’s had a pair of his shoes, dating back to 1987, in for a resole. John doesn’t work full time any more, but still helps out with a bit of the pattern cutting and repairs. See his work on my Cleverley shoes here.


Photos: Luke Carby
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Mark

People talk about shoes gaining character with age. That’s a whole cast there!

Really good to see that expensive shoes really will be cheaper in the long run.

Recusant

My father and uncle both still wear their ‘de-mob’ shoes from 1947; although being farmers they probably only get an outing five times a year. And I still have a pair of Wildsmiths brown wingtip brogues from 1983 going strong.

Anonymous

Great value indeed although I would make the case that cordovan/krupp leather endures evens better than calf, imo.