Jim has put together a version of Edward Green’s iconic Dover, that could be worn year round in any California climate. Unlined for added flexibility and breathability. Cut in a French Delapré that will mold to your foot quicker than a calfskin. Built on the E82 last, you get an elegant almond toe shape the compliments the split toe. Minor contrast stitch, and natural tan soles play off the leathers dark brown, while adding subtle detail. Good to wear with jeans and a sweater, trousers and a coat or simply a suit.
Since the 1920’s the amount of handwork the Dover requires has not changed. It’s apron and split toe feature are still hand sewn with a boar’s bristle needle. The bristle is split down the middle, giving the cordwainer a thin and malleable tool that provides a lot more arc when threading through the leather. A signature style shoe with it’s five eyelet derby lacing and intricate handwork.
Available in store and online, in both our instock collection and made to order.