|George Cleverley's Co. Ltd|
Several models were on display including ready to wear and bespoke samples of loafers, boots, lace ups, brogues, wovens, crocodile and deer skins in all colors and fashions. Narrow, wide and in between. As this is only one of two visits a year to DC, Mr. Casey was certainly busy with clients. A new client was measured and fitted for a new order. A second customer dropped by to have have his shoes recut and then it was my turn to get fitted.
I own custom made shirts and suits, but I have yet to ascend to the sartorial (and financial) level of custom footwear. This was certainly an exciting experience for me. Mr. Casey had his personal measuring book and tools from which he creates the last (mold of the foot on which the leather is built on) for each individual client. I stood in his book in my socks as we traced an outline of my foot. After seeing my tracing I see I have rather flat feet, but not to worry since this is bespoke and any foot can be accommodated. Dominic took several other measurements including my heel, toe joints, and foot waist. Measurements were taken standing and sitting with a pen, measuring tape and wooden size stick. Each foot measurement is completed with a clients contact information and kept on record, well...forever.
|The Last Room|