Originally Posted by skalogre
Does anyone have more pics of the E.G. Walcot? I just noticed it on the Plal site and it really intrigues me. Not that I would be able to afford it anytime soon though
Originally Posted by aportnoy
Courtesy of iammatt...It's the shoe on the left in edwardian. I have one coming myself.
Wasn't this shoe previously referred to as Holcot? I remember this photo of the Rye and the wholecut adelaide called Holcot from a couple of months back. Those of you who are looking for the website of LA Botte Chantilly, here it is: http://www.la-botte.com/index.shtml
As for Plal, I think indeed they did get a raw deal. But it won't make me stop buying Edward Green, as others have expressed. First, I would have to travel to Paris or London to try on JLP. I would then buy my first pair there and hope my size surfaces on eBay. Secondly, Lobb's Prestige line costs about 40% more than standard Green. I don't know if this difference in price is justified by an equally big increase in quality. I like the leather uppers of EG and for me paying 300 EUR extra for a "bevelled waist" is a bit too much. Neither, I believe, is truly handmade, and the step from 1000-1100 EUR for Lobb Paris to 1200 EUR + for Kiton or 1600 EUR for Lattanzi is somehow smaller for me than that from Green to JLP. Lastly, there are two excellent shoe stores in my country that sell Edward Green. The people who work there are very nice, very knowledgeable and enjoy talking about their products immensely. So I learn from them (I take from them) and in return I give back by buying from them. Perhaps when I am past all that - finished my education so to speak -, I will start looking for deals on the internet too, but for now I am quite content to buy my shoes in a B&M store. Also, I always buy MTO.