It’s totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” - Sir Hardy Amies
Updated: Apr 22, 2019
Renowned English fashion designer, Sir Hardy Amies, was known for his witty, opinionated quips on all matters. The fashion and style icon established his own couture fashion house: Hardy Amies Ltd., which became known for its classic and beautifully tailored clothes for both men and women. It's safe to say this style icon wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of poorly made, mass produced shoes, which have become so common in our day and age.
The dress shoes you wear to work, on your first date and especially on your wedding day matter. You want to look sharp and know that your ensemble is complemented by a well-crafted, quality pair of shoes. When investing in a pair of quality designer shoes, it's important to consider many factors, including price point, materials used and construction of the shoes. At The Pewter Club, we believe the mark of a quality shoe lies within the shoe's structure and how it's made. The Goodyear welt is often cited as a hallmark of well-made shoes. Constructing a Goodyear welt is labor-intensive, as it is adding a double-stitch reinforcement to the shoe, however it makes the shoe incredibly resilient and acts as a waterproof barrier – to extend the life of the pair of shoes. The Pewter Club carries shoes that incorporate Goodyear welt construction, as well as the following fine designers: Santoni, Carmina and George Cleaverley.
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