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post #16 of 30
Expectations often influence judgments. No doubt, some customers will feel a difference if they expect to feel one.

Physically, it makes no sense if it's the same last.
post #17 of 30
The difference goes beyond perception and asthetics. Bevelled waist is narrower and higher through the arch, so I would suggest that even though it's the same last, it has a different shape after it's been stitched to the sole. It also bends and flexes differently which changes how the shoe feels. Obviously the geometry of an individual foot would make any differences more or less noticable.
post #18 of 30
TDs fit the same as regular EGs on the same last. And bevelled waists do not change anything about a shoe's fit.
post #19 of 30
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TDs fit the same as regular EGs on the same last. And bevelled waists do not change anything about a shoe's fit.

This was my suspicion. I just wanted to confirm.
post #20 of 30
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I have needed to break in all of my EGs except my Brummells, which I was able to wear right out of the box. Not sure why, but there it is.

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post #21 of 30
As Will noted, same lasts, same fit.
post #22 of 30
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TDs fit the same as regular EGs on the same last. And bevelled waists do not change anything about a shoe's fit.

What, exactly, is different about TDs? They never mentioned the fact that the Brummell was any different when I bought them; one would think that this would have been a selling point.

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post #23 of 30
The Brummel is not Top Drawer - just a limited edition Anniversary model.

When Valerie worked at the London shop I enquired quite carefully about Top Drawer and I got a refreshingly honest answer back as follows:

Top Drawer is not worth the extra money unless you want to order a shoe that is very different from a catalogue shoe, want to include material in the shoe that is special to you, or need one of Edward Green's lasts tweeking a little.

She went on to say that TD shoes are finished beautifully but not so much so that it warrants the extra ££££

From what I can see based on pictures much of the finishing of the uppers comes from finger polishing to a mirror shine - something you can do for yourself at home on a pair of "ordinary" Edward Greens - if there is such a thing!

I love Edward Green shoes but not enough to reach out to Top Drawer.
post #24 of 30
Any photos of EG top drawer?
post #25 of 30
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Any photos of EG top drawer?

Top Drawer Fairfax, Dark Oak, 82 Last



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post #27 of 30
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post #28 of 30
anyone get any new eg tds?
post #29 of 30
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anyone get any new eg tds?

Yup.

 

Right on queue.

 

Here are my first TD EG pair and they were off the shelf in the Factory Shop.

M Hillary Freeman attended to me and was extremely helpful.

 

It was the only pair in C narrow width and my size and i got them for 500 GBP with tree's and toe taps.

I did not even know what TD was until i searched it. My good luck.

 

They fit very well and i can wear them all day.

Just today, I enquired about pricing for a new MTO & TD version and the TD run at 1600 GBP.

When i enquired about the differences, here is the reply:

 

The main difference is the amount of hand work that is involved in producing a Top drawer shoe. It takes a lot more work to make a shoe with the appearance of our Top drawer.

The last shape does not change for Top drawer so a normal shoe from stock will be made on the same 888 last.

 

Kind regards

Edward Green and Co

 

 

 

 

post #30 of 30
Lovely!
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