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Edward Green Cadogan for Carroll and Co, in Burgundy Antique (for sale, if interested)
post #15452 of 19805
Sorry maybe it's me but I can't feel the love for the AS Miller.
post #15453 of 19805
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Sorry maybe it's me but I can't feel the love for the AS Miller.

Only so much move to go around. smile.gif
post #15454 of 19805

Just got these from New & Lingwood on Jermyn Street. I have a low arch and low instep and usually have problems with completely closed quarters and too much room in the vamp. So I was pleasantly surprised to happen across a shoe that fit me perfectly. I would have preferred a darker brown or black but with my odd-shaped foot I couldn't decline a shoe that fits so well.

 

I was wondering if anyone could identify the maker? The salesman advised me these were actually from the Poulsen Skone range even though - for reasons which were left unclear - the heel cushion is stamped N&L.

 

 

 

 

post #15455 of 19805
I have a pair of Poulsen Skone for Dunhill which is also N&L and they are actuaslly BG C&J.

Those have that round size decal in there on the shoe wall that is probably Grenson or maybe EG?
post #15456 of 19805
The sole pattern and writing inside makes me think Grenson Masterpiece. If so, excellent quality.
post #15457 of 19805

Many thanks, Grenson appears to check out here.

 

(Is it poor etiquette to link to a thread on another forum? Apologies if so.)

 

I must say the most spectacular items in N&L today were the Poulsen Skone apron-stitched chukka boots in beige grain. They're also on the N&L website (link) but the photos there don't do them justice: they were quite stunning in the flesh. The soles, not shown on the website, were fiddled, painted, and had a solitary triangle of nails in the heel. The apron stitching seemed to me exquisite.

 

 

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Sadly they didn't have my size so I couldn't try them on!

post #15458 of 19805
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The sole pattern and writing inside makes me think Grenson Masterpiece. If so, excellent quality.

+1
post #15459 of 19805
Can any of the french speaking members tell me if this loafer is GY-welted, or how it is constructed?

http://www.manfield.fr/MOCASSIN/4588883.html
post #15460 of 19805
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Can any of the french speaking members tell me if this loafer is GY-welted, or how it is constructed?

http://www.manfield.fr/MOCASSIN/4588883.html

crante means knotched. So the rubber sole is attached to the leather by knotching? I suspect it means the rubber is sewn (knotched) onto the leather inner sole rather than just being glued on. Just my surmise.
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The sole pattern and writing inside makes me think Grenson Masterpiece. If so, excellent quality.

This - along with that swan neck detailing around the vamp also favoured by EG. Masterpiece is regarded as slightly superior to EG quality so far ahead of C&J = the normal Poulsen sub-out maker.

In fact they look just like a Masterpiece pair I had from Paul Stuart some years ago.
post #15461 of 19805
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Masterpiece is regarded as slightly superior to EG quality

I think GMP is close to EG but I do think EG has the edge IMO. I wish GMP was better, my 401K would be better if they were. smile.gif
post #15462 of 19805

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I think GMP is close to EG but I do think EG has the edge IMO. I wish GMP was better, my 401K would be better if they were. smile.gif

I don't own any Edward Green shoes but, having tried some on in the London store, I'd have to agree that they have a slight edge on my new Grensons. I think the finishing on EG and Lobb is finer and more accurate. For example, you can see in my photos above that the sole painting is not a deep, lustrous black and has gone over the marked line at the bottom. Similarly the way the heel is closed with a small fold of leather is not the most attractive method:

 

 

 

Small details, but they make a difference. I also have some new Cleverley shoes (non-bespoke) which I would place a little above these in terms of finish, particularly in terms of the richness of colour and antiquing of the leather. However, they don't fit me anywhere near as well!

 

However, the Poulsen Skone Grensons seem to be very fine shoes and I am pleased with the purchase.

post #15463 of 19805
SHS - Manfield is worse than Cole Haan. I'm not sure if you like the brand, the fit, or whatever, but I've been floored by how bad it is when I was looking at them.
post #15464 of 19805
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SHS - Manfield is worse than Cole Haan. I'm not sure if you like the brand, the fit, or whatever, but I've been floored by how bad it is when I was looking at them.

 

Also, the link doesn't specify how they're made, it just says "stitched".  But that doesn't really mean anything - what looks like a welt might be fake stitching for decoration with a glued sole - something I've seen a lot with "fashion" brands.  

post #15465 of 19805
Mimo, thanks. I didn't even click the link.
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