Attention to detail is critical when venturing into the world of bespoke. None more so is this evident than when pairing shoes with your latest sartorial investment. A bespoke suit is a work of art, it demands and receives attention. Shoes that do not do your look justice must be avoided at all costs.
We have have listed five traditional and contemporary shoe makers to put your faith in.
John Lobb | 9 St. James's Street, London, SW1A1EF | www.johnlobbltd.co.uk
John Lobb Ltd has been hand making shoes and boots since 1866. Their current wood paneled London premises, tucked away in the shadow of the great gate-tower of St. James's Palace, has been hand making boots and shoes since 1866.
Alfred Sargent | Portland Road, Rusheden, Northamptonshire, NN100DQ | www.alfredsargent.co.uk
Alfred Sargent founded his company in 1899 along with his sons Frank and Harry. In the 1940s the next generation of the family entered the business and by the 1960s the Alfred Sargent brand was widely respected. Now with over 100 years of manufacturing to its name, the traditions of this brand are as popular as ever.
Edward Green | 75 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6N | www.edwardgreen.co.uk
Edward Green are famous Northhampton boot makers. Their history and pedigree as artisan craftsmen is well regarded and their creations have paced the carpets of London's clubs for over 100 years.
Crocket and Jones | www.crockettandjones.com
Crocket and Jones are perhaps the most well known of these brands on the high street. It isn't without reason. Their heritage approach to shoe making dates back to when James Crockett & Charles Jones opened their factory on Carey Street in Northampton at the heart of the country's most famous shoe making town in 1879.
G.J.Cleverley & Co | 13 The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SL | www.gjcleverley.co.uk
George Cleverley founded his business in 1958 in Clifford Street, Mayfair. Since then, the firm has been hand making shoes for some of the most impressive figures of the political, business and entertainment classes of our time.