Physically, it makes no sense if it's the same last.
Do Edward Green Top Drawer Shoes Fit Different Than EG RTW??? - Page 2
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.
Still unpacking but RSS sent me two goodies to chop up so I'll be back up soon...
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 Â£Â£Â£Â£
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.
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.
Edward Green and Co