Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I think it is because they use very lightweight Italian leather as opposed to the more robust English shoes and leathers. To me creases are part of the charm and when I buy the shoes I buy with styling that the creases will compliment. Then again the pair I have on the way are shell and I will be ordering another shell pair so it is a moot point.
Honestly G&G Deco, and EG Top Drawer they are appealing to those who like to ohh and ahh over things that don't matter. Ok, more polishing, nicer sole, and a box... Really?
They are still goodyear welted and essentially the same thing with more polishing and a high price tag. Not fooling me.
Hmm..not sure, the SC crust leather feels heavier and more substantial to me than the leather on my G&G's or EG's.
I'm not sure I agree that EG Top Drawer appeals to people who are attraced by things that don't matter. The main reason I used Top Drawer was because it allowed me to create a design i had in mind that wouldn't have been possible had i gone the MTO route. That said, the result wasn't perfect (in terms of some of the workmanship) which isn't acceptable at that price point, so not sure I would go that route again.
I agree with you though that creases are part of a shoe's charm - i much prefer the look of a pair of brogues once they have been heavily worn, and lovingly polished, compared to what they look like straight out of the box!