Ladies Shoes : The Legends

Eves& Gray dedicated its range of quality men’s footwear by naming them after famous aircraft, significant pioneers of aviation technology in their time.

For the ladies range E&G has decided to honour the pioneering woman of aviation, from the earliest days of flying to the space age.

These feisty and glamorous women had one thing in common, they all pushed the envelope, daring to go where no woman had gone before and competed with men on equal terms. They were trend setters who knew what they wanted to do, and did it.

These pioneers included those who had been actresses, champion cyclists, playwrights and adventurers before entering the demanding world of aviation, and they all achieved fame and recognition of the capabilities of women.  E&G are proud to honour them.

Harriet Quimby

HARRIET QUIMBY.  Harriet became the first women pilot licensed in the USA. She was the first woman to fly the English Channel and was a professional air show performer. She always wore her trademark purple flying suit and lucky jewellery when flying.

Mme. La BARONNE DE LA ROCHE. Went solo in November 1909 and became the first woman anywhere to receive a pilot’s license. Before taking up flying she had been an actress. She is believed to have been the first woman to pilot a heavier than air machine. She gave exhibitions of flying all over Europe, including Russia,  where she was presented to the Czar.

Mme. HELENE DUTRIEU. Helene was a World Champion cyclist who took up flying following a bad motor cycle crash. She was the first woman to carry a passenger in an aircraft and became known as “The Girl Hawk’. There was a brief scandal when the press revealed that she did not wear corsets when flying! She did however have a high fashion flying suit made for her by the Paris couture Bernard. An attractive lady she became known as “the original sweetheart of the skies”. She was the first woman aviator to be awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

VALENTINA TERESHKOVA. Cosmonaut, engineer, politician and the first woman to fly in space. She orbited the Earth 48 times in Vostok 6 in 1963. She was an amateur skydiver, and selected from 400 applicants to enter the space programme. She was given the honor of carrying the Olympic Flag for Russia at the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and has had a crater on the moon named after her.

PANCHO BARNES. A legend in her time. Air racer, stunt pilot, colleague of Hollywood stars and much, much more. She ran the Guest House/Hotel the  “Happy Bottom Riding Club” near the American Flight Test airfield in the Californian Desert and entertained there all the leading test pilots of the day. She raised hogs, cattle and horses and It was said she could out swear any man. Her attitude to life is well summed up, as after surviving two cancer operations she said,  “Well, ——it, we had more fun in a week than most of the weenies in the world have in a lifetime”

Amelia Earhart

AMELIA EARHART. Record setting long distance pilot whose marriage to a wealthy publisher enabled her to buy the latest aircraft. She disappeared in still unsolved circumstances on a round the world flight in 1937. Her life has been the subject of many books and she is still the best known woman pilot from the USA.

Katherine Stinson

KATHERINE STINSON. Katherine held records for distance, endurance and aerobatics. She was the fourth licensed American woman pilot and flew on the Exhibition Circuit having abandoned a musical career. She was known as the “Flying Schoolgirl’ due to het youthful appearance, She was the first woman to perform a loop and the first to be approved to fly the airmail. She died in 1977 aged 87.

Total Design Reviews – The “Wellesley” Tartan Limited Edition Brogue

Cary Grant

Cary Grant – a name which often crops up in conversation when talking about style icons –  he could turn even the simplest of garments into a fashionable, timeless look – one could say he was a true ‘modern man’. Could you pull off pairing a cashmere v-neck sweater with tweed pants? Cary could – perhaps it’s attention in the details…perhaps it’s because he was overwhelmingly handsome.

Cary Grant favoured brogues – in many a picture he can be seen with black or brown brogues with a variety of different styles and colours of suits. Which leads us to the review at Total Design Reviews here: as Steve Huyton compares the elegance of Cary Grant with our Wellesley Tartan Limited Edition Brogue with the addition of a modern twist. We’ve combined burnished tan leather with fabric tartan panels – in the same way Cary Grant can layer a turtleneck with a sport coat and make it look ‘right’ we believe we have created a timeless, stylish combination.

Wellesley Tartan Limited Total Dsign Review

The Subtle Extrovert – by Van Brauge Watches

Van Brauge Watches write on their take of the Eves & Gray brand – the concept, the appeal and the spirit including an insight into how Tim Waring, founder, chose purple as the Eves & Gray signature.

Words are revealed around the launch of the Eves & Gray Ladies range including how the designs were named. Van Brauge continue to describe the fine details that make the sexy yet comfortable shoes “a mix between contemporary art installation and Fairy Tale”

There’s also interesting news on the partnership between Eves & Gray and Van Brauge with the launch of our Special Limited Edition watch.

Read on:

Van Brague Watches

Total Design Reviews – The ‘Caius’ Slip On

Total Design Reviews posted a positive review of one of our recently released stylish slip on – the Caius.

Eves & Gray designed this slip on as bold statement and quoting Steve Huyton “…totally extravagant. They are also ridiculously comfortable to wear and really are designed to be noticed…definitely are not for the fainthearted”

The full review can be found here:

Caius 2

Total Design Reviews – Hellcat Tan/Purple

Total Design Reviews posted a positive review of one of our most popular Italian leather Chelsea boots – the Hellcat.

“If you want something really special to wear for an important occasion I would definitely recommend a pair of boots from the Hellcat Range.”

A good pair of shoes as part of a balanced life? Eves & Gray agree and are humbled our brand is rapidly becoming synonymous with high quality exquisite shoes with a flair for design.

The full review can be found here:

Helltcat 3



Confirmed attendance 19-21 February 2017 at MODA

MODA Logo 2017

MODA is the UK’s largest fashion trade exhibition. We will be displaying our Autumn/Winter collection.

“Newly-launched label  Eves & Gray heralds the next chapter of its development with a return to Moda Footwear this season. The brand – which made its debut at the show in August – has carved a niche for itself with a distinctive collection of men’s footwear characterised by intriguing style and quality design.”

For full article and details of the event see


Eves & Gray – The Inspiration

The Harvard, The Hughes and the Vanguard, all distinguished members of our collection. The hybrid ‘Broxford’ boasts the sleek formality of an Oxford together with the traditional detailing of a brogue. Then there’s the Monkstraps, Chelseas and Loafers, all carefully hand-crafted, ready and waiting for a long stroll down the King’s Road and beyond.

Most of Eves & Gray fine footwear, as you may have noticed, are named after aircraft – E&G’s founder Tim, took inspiration from his fathers life long involvement with Aviation. Stoo’s first tour in the air force after he finished training was on Victor’s, 214 Squadron. He was on the crew of the Victor in this air to air image, seen on the cover image above refuelling two Lightnings over Orkney – this was taken in the late sixties.

Stoo In Front of Victo

Pictured in front of the Victor, Captain Stewart Waring began his professional flying career in the Royal Air Force, some 18 years later he went on to Civil Aviation to fly freight – live eels, day old chicks, race horses, pop stars and even passengers! Off –duty there was always time for a spot of flying vintage. Stewart was born in Helen’s Bay, Northern Ireland and, having flown all over the world, he has now reluctantly retired after 49 years at the controls.

Stoo flying the Comet Racer

The greatest air race in the world, the MacRobertson saw the custom-made Comet Racer take to the skies in 1934, travelling from England to Australia it won this famous London to Melbourne Race. Stewart was selected to fly and display this Icon of British aviation’s World beating excellence following its restoration (pictured above). The fun didn’t stop there, from the Bristol Boxkite to the world-renowned Spitfire, he’s flown 26 of the aircraft that make up the World famous Shuttleworth Collection. Hangared at Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire, the Museum is well worth a visit. Pictured below is Stoo Flying the Boxkite at Old Warden (this is the replica that featured in ‘Those Magnificent Men in their flying Machines”.


Although no longer flying commercially, today Stewart is always ready to get involved in all-things aviation. It’s that kind of passion that inspired the Eves & Gray collection and that’s why most of our shoes are named after some of our favourite aircraft. An exception of course, The Maxamillion, named after the first of the third generation of Waring boys.

The Eves & Gray eclectic mix of luxury shoes offer the most discerning dapper gent an excuse to add to his collection. A flash of our signature purple will complete your look with a just a hint of the extrovert. From the Luscombe to the Batwing, aircraft have inspired our designs with their anticipation of travel to exotic destinations.

The ‘vintage’ influence is at the heart of our contemporary style, we’ve taken something we know and love – bloody good shoes old boy, and put our own stamp on it, reinventing a timeless piece to wear and enjoy now, and for years to come.

Whether you’re spending a night chasing the green fairy at the Moulin Rouge or manifesting an incognito meeting at Gotham City’s hotspots, flaunt our remastered classics and do them justice – just don’t do anything we wouldn’t!

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