16 March 2011
The photographic image (at left) depicts a bespoke pair of brogues from Cleverley in a virgin calf's blood merlot colour. From initial meeting to delivery took approximately 9 months. It was well worth the wait. They fit like a glove, as well they should. I call this pair my "Banker Shoes." The dark blood shade symbolises the psychological blood-letting that occurs when I have to deal with recalcitrant clients who spend money on utterly frivolous things such as sports cars, jets, and (worst of all) hot girlfriends. The sharp Cleverley chisel toe is handy for kicking such clients in the backside and then making up over cocktails afterwards in a tony part of town.