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post #76 of 86
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I was going to do the long-wing instead of the shorter wingcap... I'm getting straight dark oak calfskin... getting regular calf on the lower boot and the dark oak willow on the top part... I wonder what how it would look getting the dark green (on top) with dark oak (on the bottom).
That definitely is a very serious case of Imeldaitis.
post #77 of 86
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(kabert @ May 15 2005,20:35) I was going to do the long-wing instead of the shorter wingcap... I'm getting straight dark oak calfskin... getting regular calf on the lower boot and the dark oak willow on the top part... I wonder what how it would look getting the dark green (on top) with dark oak (on the bottom).
That definitely is a very serious case of Imeldaitis.
It's only a temporary case, seriously. Brought on by the intoxicating sight of antique olive Edward Green wholecuts (Newbury model) with a toe medallion.
post #78 of 86
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John Lobb's version of the Shannon boot: http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalog....cap.htm Note the different leather on the top versus the bottom. I guess it's probably a bit ambitious to ask EG if, when the re-do their website, they'd add a "design your own shoe" feature, similar to car websites, where you can "build" a car, with the color and various options. That way, you could see exactly how the shoe will look when completed. I'm kidding.
post #79 of 86
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RJ, is this town not big enough for two pairs of EG Shannnons with wingcaps??  A duel perhaps?     I was going to do the long-wing instead of the shorter wingcap, but was dissuaded by both Susie and Alex, who convinced me it wouldn't look right (throw off the balance).  I'm getting straight dark oak calfskin.  I actually asked about the possibility of getting regular calf on the lower boot and the dark oak willow on the top part, but Alex dissuaded me, saying he thought the willow leather was quite thick and may take awhile to break-in (and be painful in the process).  Plus, it won't really be visible.  Now, I wonder what how it would look getting the dark green (on top) with dark oak (on the bottom).
Shoehorns at dawn, kabert? Or will you stand us up like at the trunk show :-( ? The willow calf is supposed to be stiff. I'm hoping the boot ends up looking a bit like a Berluti bespoke boot I've seen (also in a dark oak color). I think you should get the boot in blue and green. We'll uh have to have a boot party when they come in. DC Swann club, anyone? I'll supply one bottle of champers...
post #80 of 86
It was great meeting so many like-minded fanatics at Sky Valet on Saturday. I think that the EG staff were taken aback by our fanaticism; they kept asking how we "knew" each other and knew so much about EG. And once the party really started going, with Duveen and RJ Man (among others) waxing eloquent, Alex moved to the side, shaking his head and looking a bit worried. Now, as for what I ordered, it was the Troon in brown, as I have a weakness for monkstraps. But my next order is definitely going to be the Newbury in olive, without a doubt the most striking shoe in the collection. If you had asked me on Friday I would have assured you that I would never go for a green shoe. But that was before I saw the model in Sky Valet. The fact is that that the color is perfectly wearable: when it is on your feet it looks black and unremarkable, until you see it in a certain light. Then, the cognescenti's eyes will pop out. Besides the color, I adore the shape and the simplicity of the medallion. Now as for the question of which shop on Madison EG might soon be supplying, I have no idea. But I do know that they supply Barney's in Japan. Finally, I for one was not disappointed in any way by RJ Man. Actually, he was exactly what I had imagined: incredibly enthusiastic and encyclopediac in his knowledge. Hope to see you all again...perhaps when the shoes come in.
post #81 of 86
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Finally, I for one was not disappointed in any way by RJ Man. Actually, he was exactly what I had imagined: incredibly enthusiastic and encyclopediac in his knowledge.
I too was very pleased to meet RJman.  Aside from his depth of knowledge and wonderful enthusiasm, he has a very keen eye and a willingness to share his knowledge in a most helpful and generous way. Indeed, I was tremendously impressed with the entire group. Yes, we must do it again.
post #82 of 86
Now, look... Is there any reason everyone needs to hear all of this.? I mean, if there is a next time, I'm now going to drive from NYC to DC.   It sounds like the event was a wonderful time. Does anyone know of a similar show in NYC anytime soon? Also, I'm absolutely dying to see these oft mentioned olive green Newburys - did anyone snap a few photos at Sky Valet? TIA....
post #83 of 86
There is a photo of them in the most recent Edward Green catalogue. Perhaps someone with a scanner and the catalogue can post the image. However, I must say that I don't think a photograph can capture the subtlety and shading of the colour. You'll just have to drive on down here to DC during the next visit and see for yourself.
post #84 of 86
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There is a photo of them in the most recent Edward Green catalogue.  Perhaps someone with a scanner and the catalogue can post the image.  However, I must say that I don't think a photograph can capture the subtlety and shading of the colour.  You'll just have to drive on down here to DC during the next visit and see for yourself.  
Wow... I never noticed the Newburys in the catalogue are olive. I just checked, and sure enough... I wonder why they have the Newbury (as opposed to the Ladbroke, Hythe, etc.) in olive... Anyone? Do you guys who have seen it in person think it would be possible to wear it with a city/business suit? (I mean, what with a matching olive belt?) I'm plotting and planning on the Ladbroke, Hythe and Newbury over the next year in burnt pine, the navy-ish blue and olive. I can't quite figure out which color would be best for each model... Any suggestions? Sorry to hijack this thread a bit... but I'm guessing it has the most attention from the forum's EG fanatics
post #85 of 86
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Do you guys who have seen it in person think it would be possible to wear it with a city/business suit? (I mean, what with a matching olive belt?)
I'd venture to say yes. The shoes are discreetly dark enough to "pass", as the rather sinister term used to be. With a navy suit especially they'd be very smart. Maybe, just maybe, I might not wear them at in a very conservative "white-shoe" setting where people might have an extended look at them. Otherwise I think they're great. To medwards and friendlyone for your words of very gratefully accepted courtesy: Purrrrrrrrr... Let me reiterate that it was great meeting all of you, and getting to see the various and varied perspectives all of you bring to style. Definitely the most fun I've had with shoes, even more than those nights with a glass of red wine, polishing cloths, and Berlutis...
post #86 of 86
Hey, let the rest of us know when the orders come in; maybe I can fabricate a reason to come in; hell, it's only 550 miles.
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