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Quote: Originally Posted by PhiloVance IrateCustomer - yes, i think you're right that its a quantity designation. I think I have these on another old pair as well but I'll need to take another look when I get home. EGs from the early 80s and before had the small number above the other markings. It was explained to me that it signifies the number of pairs made of that model and color in that size, during that particular run. The bottom...
AE has over the years re-used names for different models. Go figure.
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Interesting to see in the specs that EG used wooden shanks. And those laces - "flat cotton' - might have been original, or at least faithful to the originals.
Looks like a first class job.
Quote: Originally Posted by PhiloVance Horns - your avatar brought tears to my eyes man . . . Funny, Michael ay329's avatar, above, brings tears to mine. Just different, I guess.
Quote: Originally Posted by Quadcammer Put a pair of edward greens on a guy wearing a baggy cheap looking suit, and the opposite occurs. I was actually wearing my bathrobe. You got me there.
^ Disagree with you there, Klobber. I think that most trained eyes pick out quality and identity by instinct, at any distance.
As for various strangers on the street not recognizing quality... I offer a true story. I recently walked into one of the most prominent, high-end men's shoe stores in the U.S., a store frequently mentioned on this forum. One of the OWNERS, a name well-known here, in the shoe business for decades, looked at my well-polished Edward Green Banburys and complimented them. I said 'thanks'. He then asked "Are they Cole Haan?".
I have all three makes, among others. At the end of the day, and at the end of the decade, the shoes I love most are the ones that fit the best. It's a matter of the lasts, more than the looks, in my opinion. Some of the old AE lasts fit me as well as a custom made last, and I collect and hoard those. Similarly, there are EG lasts which fit very well, yet do not fit better than the AEs. So I will very often choose a pair of less expensive shoes for a day, or for a month of...
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