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post #16 of 37
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I decided to give EG a phone call, and go over the different lasts with them. This was the gist of the conversation: They make far more boots in the 606 and 202 lasts than they ever have on the 505. The 58 last is pretty much only for walking shoes, and they will not make boots with it. However, if boots are made on the 606, they will not permit a fudge welt, because of the squareness of the toe. Ofcourse this just gives me even more to think about.
post #17 of 37
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The boots though, I cant figure out. I am torn between 3 styles, and I simply cant decide:
The thing to remember is that this isn't the last pair of EG shoes you'll ever order. Order whatever seems most appealing to you at the time, and if you subsequently decide that you need another configuration, make that your next order. You're going to like whatever you get.
post #18 of 37
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true, but lamenting and torturing myself over what to order is part of the fun for me. Over the years I have developed a routine with shoe purchases. Since it takes so long to get EG's, I generally order a pair, wait the required 16 weeks, then when they come in, order another pair. It ends up working out to about 3 pairs a year.
post #19 of 37
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true, but lamenting and torturing myself over what to order is part of the fun for me.
It is for me, too, only I manage to do it with more shoe manufacturers than just EG. Shoes are like crack, I tell you. If it were me, I wouldn't get another pair of the Olneys. It's a great boot, but you already have one, and there are so many other good models. If I were going to do the Halifax on a 505 last with a rubber sole, I'd pick a Scotch grain leather: I think it would go better with the over-all rugged look of the boot than a smooth leather. Since you seem to be leaning toward a light-colored leather, I'd go for the Orkney (I like boots that are cut a little higher than usual) on the 606 last in acorn antique with a toe medallion, double leather soles, and wheeling on the welt strip. That would make a beautiful town boot. Of course, it's your money and your feet, so don't take what I say too seriously.
post #20 of 37
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The lady at EG was really steering me away from the 505 last, for any shoe, much less a boot. I was thinking of the Halifax, 606 last, double leather sole. I agree with you about the Olneys. How much higher are the Orkneys? Is scotch grain leather the same thing as country calf?
post #21 of 37
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I was thinking of the Halifax, 606 last, double leather sole. I agree with you about the Olneys. How much higher are the Orkneys? Is scotch grain leather the same thing as country calf?
You can't go too far wrong with the Halifax. Orkney is the same general idea as the Banbury and Warwick, although it has five eyelets instead of three. I'm using Scotch grain to describe any leather with a pebbly, man-made grain applied. Different makers call it different things, and many have different gradations of it. EG appears to have a couple of different categories: country calf and gorse, which appears to be sturdier and more grained than the other.
post #22 of 37
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ive seen the pics of the Orkney in their catalogue, beautiful boot. I just worry that it goes up a bit too high for my taste. I sent an email to EG asking them for some specs. I have a question though: Why does it seem like toe medallions are frowned upon on the banbury or warwick, but more acceptable on the orkney? seems like the same boot to me, just a bit higher up the leg?
post #23 of 37
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The lady at EG was really steering me away from the 505 last, for any shoe, much less a boot.
I wonder why. I love my Halifax in the 505. Regarding the medallions, did EG give you a way to differentiate between the various medallion patterns?
post #24 of 37
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no, they didnt specify about the different kinds. She told me she could fax us some designs or they can just pick one they think would look appropriate. do you find the 505 last is a bit too chunky to wear with most tailored pants?
post #25 of 37
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Just got a reply from EG: the height of the Orkney, in the heel area, is 6 inches. Height of the Warwick, 4 1/8 inches.
post #26 of 37
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no, they didnt specify about the different kinds. She told me she could fax us some designs or they can just pick one they think would look appropriate. do you find the 505 last is a bit too chunky to wear with most tailored pants?
I was planning on wearing my Halifax with jeans only (it has a double dainite sole), but today I'm wearing it with Kakhis just to see how it feels. I doubt that I would use it with anything dressier, more so because of the sole and the rougher leather I ordered, than my choice of last. I personally would be perfectly comfortable wearing the 505 in a smooth leather and leather sole with tailored pants, but I'm guessing most people would not see it that way. Here are pics of my Halifax in the 505: Pic 1 Pic 2
post #27 of 37
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Shoes are like crack, I tell you.
I've said it before and I say it again: There is a need for a 12-step program of EGAA (Edward Green Addicts Anonymous). Of course not for jcusey as he "can stop anytime"...Ha,ha...That's what they all say... Mr jcusey, what about these "Olneys". Admit it...You have a problem.
post #28 of 37
I wear my black Country Calf Halifax 505 with Medway rubber soles with a grey tweed suit.  I would also have no problem wearing them with a grey flannel suit or blue blazer and slacks.  Think English country suitings. They are not as chunky as one would expect. The current pricing of EGs in the USA is curing this EGAA and giving me time to wear the several pairs I own in a shorter rotation cycle.
post #29 of 37
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Why does it seem like toe medallions are frowned upon on the banbury or warwick, but more acceptable on the orkney?
I'd put a toe medallion on the Warwick, too. It just seems to me that the Warwick and the Orkney are both dressier boots than the Banbury and that a medallion on the Banbury would look out of place.
post #30 of 37
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Of course not for jcusey as he "can stop anytime"...Ha,ha...That's what they all say... Mr jcusey, what about these "Olneys". Admit it...You have a problem.
I control the shoes. The shoes don't control me.
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