Style Mak­ers

On George Clev­er­ley, Daniel Day Lewis & mak­ing the shoe fit

World Travel Magazine - - Contents -

Bespoke shoes, tra­di­tions and leg­endary re­la­tion­ships – a con­ver­sa­tion with George Glas­gow; Strolling in Sarah Flint flats, Meghan Markle’s favourite brand.

When we had the priv­i­lege to sit down and speak with George Glas­gow, we dis­cov­ered George Clev­er­ley’s suc­cess wasn’t just about mak­ing the shoe fit, but rather pay­ing at­ten­tion to the de­tails of com­fort­able re­la­tion­ships.

Les­son learned from the leg­endary George Clev­er­ley...

I would have to say that the most im­por­tant thing I learned from George is that qual­ity and at­ten­tion to de­tails should al­ways be our pri­mary fo­cus. We try our best to make the finest shoes by hand and work very hard to achieve what the cus­tomer is look­ing for in a shoe.

Unique bond be­tween a shoe­maker and his client…

To me, com­fort should be the most im­por­tant fac­tor! Our fo­cus is to make the best pos­si­ble look­ing shoes that your mea­sure­ments al­low us to make. Once we take a client’s mea­sure­ments we can then rec­om­mend styles and what might work bet­ter for a spe­cific cus­tomer. How­ever, it is ul­ti­mately up to the cus­tomer to tell us what he or she is look­ing for. And it is up to us to make what the cus­tomer re­quires. Ours is al­ways an on-go­ing re­la­tion­ship and we love to build re­la­tion­ships with our clients, as the bespoke world is very per­sonal.

Tra­di­tions that have kept the George Clev­er­ley brand go­ing strong...

We have shared mem­o­ries with many clients all over the world. I can say we of­ten get fa­thers and sons com­ing into the shop to­gether which is al­ways a lot of fun. There are many sto­ries that we share with our cus­tomers.

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