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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today's Favorites - Cliff Roberts

 Cliff Roberts is a freelance bespoke shoemaker in England, who apparently will produce a shoe for you at an extremely low cost. The catch though, is that you have to come up with your own last or just give him measurements of something that you are close to and he can make the shoe for you, kind of MTO style. But word is that he can make one for less than 500 GBP, which is crazy low priced for a bespoke shoe. Maybe there are more 'catches' to it but I guess the only way to find those is to go through the process. Regardless, the shoes above are quite nice and I particularly like the two-toned oxford. For me, it would be the perfect conservative shoe, as the cap-toe semi brogue is fairly boring but giving it that bit of gray, makes all of the difference for turning it from boring to cool! 

Pictures Courtesy Of: Style Forum

Another Informative Post on Cliff Roberts


  1. Much respect for finding this. This Cliff person seems awesome.

  2. Cliff makes some great stuff, i have a pair of his shoes made from my own last. hopefuly i'll have another pair made later on this year.
    great blog btw, very much enjoying it.

  3. Loveandalchemy - Glad that you find it informative!

    Anonymous - Thanks for the comments. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog.

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

  4. Great post & intersting blog. It's fascinating to know that we have somebody like Cliff. He seems to be a true artisan that is dedicated in maintaining the craft of shoe making in England.

  5. I'm pleased you like my shoes! They're the black and grey ones at the top! Cliff is fntastic to work with...

  6. Mark - My compliments to your shoes, I do indeed like them, quite a bit! Thanks for sharing.

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"



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