I was asked by a reader about Edward Green and have so far only talked about the shoes I personally provide for clients which is unfair. So thought I would take that question and do a quick post on them and John Lobb.
Both Edward Green and Lobb are English handmade shoe companies. As with most of the finest handmade shoes they are made in the north of England and is still one area of production in Britain that is not out sourced.
Both Green and Lobb were established in the 19th century and have made shoes for Royalty and stars of stage and screen.
Edward Green have a very high hand grade shoe that has a aesthetic that has made it a brand that commands very high respect around the world.
John Lobb are another handmade shoe company that produce some of the finest footwear in the world. They do 3 ranges of ready to wear, by request (this option allows you to choose styles and colours but the last is predetermined, and their Bespoke range where your shoes are crafted to your own foot shape and needs.
Expect the ready to wear in both ranges to set you back anywhere from £600 - £1500 for upper ranges. Lobb's Bespoke collection will be towards the £2500 and beyond.
Share what your experiences have been with them and how you have found their after purchase care.
Let me know what you think and comment below.