On my way into the George Cleverley trunk show in San Francisco the other day I was accosted by a man who introduced himself as George Glasgow. Well I know George, the managing director of that firm, and this was not he so I laughingly accused him of being an imposter. The real George Glasgow who was hiding around the corner put me straight. I had just met George Glasgow Jr., the man in the photo, who was travelling with his father.
I was visiting to renew acquaintances as well as check out Cleverley's new Anthony Cleverley line of made to order shoes. Seven very attractive models are priced at £950 including shoe trees and VAT (approximately $1,325 USD ex VAT). At that pricing they fall between Cleverley's ready to wear and semi-bespoke ranges and its more expensive bespoke shoes.
The Forte casual (under the brown shoe) with a hand-stitched apron is a particularly elegant slipon to my eye, though I prefer not to have a cutout in the band across the apron, and like the other Anthony Cleverley models it displays an obvious Tuczek heritage. It might perhaps be more appropriate for wear with chinos in a shade of brown like the (bespoke) shoe that rests on top of it though. Or so I hope will be the case when I see it come to life this coming January in London.
No imposters these.