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Hi Folks,

Due to popular request, here is my scanlation of the EG Dover dissection (from June issue of MEN'S EX). Again, I attached a crisper image below.

Enjoy







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post #437 of 13089
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Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post
Most luxury goods with the exception of watches and jewellery tends to be far higher priced in Asia, sometimes to do with luxury goods taxes and sometimes just because the brand is damn greedy and own all the retail outlets. Take LV for example, there is no Luxury goods tax in HK nor any Duty or standard sales tax, yet the price can be slightly higher than the regular UK retail price. If you buy in the UK you will get it 20% off once the VAT is removed. There is no way to justify that except greed, not being content with the fact that HK accounts for large % of their sales, they ramp up the price. Yes retail rent is high here, but so is 5th Avenue, Champs Elysees (however you spell it) and Bond St, likely higher I would guess plus higher staff costs and for sure higher profits taxes.

Hey, if you can sell something for 10.5 k and not 9 k, who would sell it for 9 k?
Anyway, even if U VAT is 17.5% or 20%, you would never get the exact same amount due to local agents wanting a cut for their expenses etc.
post #438 of 13089
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Originally Posted by KlezmerBlues View Post
Thank you for a great thread! Are there any good comparison shots between the different G&G lasts and EG lasts? Would I be right in assuming that the G&G lasts are a bit more elongated, and that: DG70≈82; TG73≈888; GG06≈202; MH71≈606?

I'm pretty sure all G&G lasts are similar to the EG 888, differing only in toe shape. All G&G lasts therefore fit the same, unlike the various EG lasts.
post #439 of 13089
Here is my Weston scanlation (from June issue MEN's EX). This shoe won the top score among the 4 (including an Alden shell). Once I'm done, I might compile the scanlations and post it in a new, more appropriate thread. For now, enjoy!






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post #440 of 13089
^ This is awesome. Thanks Nutcracker.
post #441 of 13089
very very awesome!
post #442 of 13089
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Originally Posted by jamestct View Post
I'm pretty sure all G&G lasts are similar to the EG 888, differing only in toe shape. All G&G lasts therefore fit the same, unlike the various EG lasts.

This is correct.
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post #443 of 13089
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post
Thanks Jorge. I'll think about translating the other pages if I can squeeze in some time

JM Weston got top marks for quality leather inside out, the accuracy of the upper stitching, using old-school construction method such as the midsole cut with a fuller/groove (?), flexible midsole made of split leather, a comfortable fitting last, and being the most inexpensive one from the crop also helped. In Japan, Golf costs 98,000 yen ($1200 USD), vs 137,550 ($1700) for EG Dover, and a whopping 155,000 yen ($1900) for G&G St. James.

side note, you live in Taipei, glad to see my fellow countryman once a while
post #444 of 13089
Thanks for the very informative posts Nutcracker. Well done.
post #445 of 13089
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You're thinking that G&G is pocketing the difference?

rethink!

Not thinking that... had assumed that it was a matter of customs combined with upcharge. Mr Iyorito says otherwise, fair enough. J
post #446 of 13089
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Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post
Most luxury goods with the exception of watches and jewellery tends to be far higher priced in Asia, sometimes to do with luxury goods taxes and sometimes just because the brand is damn greedy and own all the retail outlets. Take LV for example, there is no Luxury goods tax in HK nor any Duty or standard sales tax, yet the price can be slightly higher than the regular UK retail price. If you buy in the UK you will get it 20% off once the VAT is removed. There is no way to justify that except greed, not being content with the fact that HK accounts for large % of their sales, they ramp up the price. Yes retail rent is high here, but so is 5th Avenue, Champs Elysees (however you spell it) and Bond St, likely higher I would guess plus higher staff costs and for sure higher profits taxes.
We have about the same approach in lux retail in Russia.
post #447 of 13089
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Originally Posted by KlezmerBlues View Post
Would I be right in assuming that the G&G lasts are a bit more elongated, and that: DG70≈82; TG73≈888; GG06≈202; MH71≈606?

That was my observation as well.

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Originally Posted by jamestct View Post
I'm pretty sure all G&G lasts are similar to the EG 888, differing only in toe shape. All G&G lasts therefore fit the same, unlike the various EG lasts.

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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post
This is correct.

Interesting.
post #448 of 13089
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
^ This is awesome. Thanks Nutcracker.

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very very awesome!

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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post
Thanks for the very informative posts Nutcracker. Well done.

Thanks fellows. There's a lot of really informative and fun shoes articles out there in Japanese (especially from MEN's EX), and I don't think it will hurt anyone here to get to chance to read some of them.... I'm currently working on the Alden page, which will complete this article, hopefully soon! Thanks for all the encouragement!
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side note, you live in Taipei, glad to see my fellow countryman once a while

Nice to meet you too! Then you must know I must be sweating whenever I wear fine shoes out at the rubble-filled streets of Taipei
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Nice to meet you too! Then you must know I must be sweating whenever I wear fine shoes out at the rubble-filled streets of Taipei

dont worry i wear my bespoke shoes in run down area's in ShenZhen without issue, in fact they wear better than cheapo's
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