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Help me decide which plain black oxford to buy

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Time has come for me to get a plain black cap toe oxford. It is a definite void in my closet and a fun excuse to buy a new shoe.

I am trying to decide between:

Edward Green

Chelsea 202 Last (or 82 or 888), Black Calf




Gaziano & Girling

Oxford in Black Calf on the GG06 Last




John Lobb

City II.




I also have the JL Philip II in the back of my mind but really need a plain toe more.


Right now, I am leaning towards the G&G. I have not tried any on yet but live in nyc so I can do that easily on Saturday by stopping by Bergdorfs and Leffot.


This thread is really relavant but hasnt helped me make up my mind http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59162
post #2 of 32
You really can't go wrong with any of the above options. My vote would be for the Lobbs...no real reason though.
post #3 of 32
+1 For the G&G. I'm sort of partial to them. But agree, you can't really go wrong...
post #4 of 32
I personally would go for the Lobbs. I like EG but the Chelsea is a bit mundane (even in the 888) when compaired to your other choices.

I can't speak to the G&G shoes as I have never owned a pair (but I plan to at some point). I understand that G&G makes a very good shoe, but the Lobbs I own are the best fitting shoes I have in my collection (other than perhaps my bespoke shoes). I also like the sleeker style of the Lobbs.

I just noticed the date of the original post, so this advice is certinly moot, but the decision to be made is still certainly an interesting one. I wonder what the OP actually decided?
post #5 of 32
breathtaking pairs
post #6 of 32
Liking the Eddy Gs there the most. Anyway, why black when you can go brown?
post #7 of 32
If you're willing to shell out $$ for JL Philip II ($1500 prestige range), you can also consider the Holden oxford from G&G's Deco range, the Bodie oxford from Anthony Cleverly, or even upgrade the EG Chelsee to TD treatment with better quality leather/fiddle waist.
post #8 of 32
Of your choices my vote would be the Lobbs.
But you should also take a look at the G&G oxford on the DG70, which I prefer to the GG06
post #9 of 32
Lobb Philip II.
post #10 of 32
Jesus, they all look the same, get whatever fits your foot and your budget best. myke
post #11 of 32
as much as i love JL, id go for the G&Gs.
post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
I thought this would be pretty close. I am going to go to the lobb store at lunch and take a look.
post #13 of 32
JL is the most fashion forward of the 3. EG is the most conservative.
post #14 of 32
I agree with your call James.
post #15 of 32
I am a fan of the Lobbs
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