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Jeffery West Shoes

by CH Contributor in Style on 02 December 2009

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With names like "Fallen Angels" and "Hannibal," the Jeffery-West shoe collection—the work of childhood friends Mark Jeffery and Guy West—fall somewhere between a swanky gentlemen's club and Sweeney Todd's closet. Blood-red leather linings and handmade soles, inscribed with "Decadence, Sleaze and Excess,“ ooze with the kind of luxe horror that arguably only Brits can successfully pull off.

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Both born in England's historical shoe making area of Northampton, the duo began creating shoes at age 16, slowly gaining experience in both business and shoe design. The upshot makes for a dramatic series of Victorian Gothic-inspired leather shoes that are well-crafted in either England or Italy and allow for complete individuality with their eccentric colors and styles.

Prices span £200-400 and can be purchased online from Jeffery-West or in one of their five shops around England.

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