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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Thanks. I really like them. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The lack of a heel piece really changes the look, and even though they are both norwegers, the toes are so different that they don't really look that related.
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you're welcome. wear them in good health.
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I see. Thanks for that.
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Promised some pics of the RLPL Brendon aka EG Halifax - double-soled on the 89 last in dark oak:

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Question for EG Newbie:

 

If I buy just one EG shoe, which model/color should it be?  And where (in the U.S. or via mail order to U.S.) can I buy said shoe in 9.5/10E?

 

Thanks in advance!!

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Question for EG Newbie:

If I buy just one EG shoe, which model/color should it be?  And where (in the U.S. or via mail order to U.S.) can I buy said shoe in 9.5/10E?

Thanks in advance!!

Left or right?
post #1056 of 14441
Har har!
post #1057 of 14441
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post


Left or right?

 

Actually, I have 3 legs....the middle one is 12EEE

 

But seriously, would like advice from the EG vets.

post #1058 of 14441
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Thanks. I really like them. The lack of a heel piece really changes the look, and even though they are both norwegers, the toes are so different that they don't really look that related.
IMG_5203.jpg
IMG_5188.jpg

I like both and would gladly own bowth - I only own the EG version. I will admit, much to my good friend Fritzl's dismay, I think the EG version more refined. I had to only one - it would be the EG version.
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post #1060 of 14441
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I like both and would gladly own bowth - I only own the EG version. I will admit, much to my good friend Fritzl's dismay, I think the EG version more refined. I had to only one - it would be the EG version.

it's not to my dismay - au contraire. a lot depends on the last, imo. jb figured out the best fitting lasts for him in both brands hence his choices, i assume. afaik, the vass version is closer to the original concept and distinctive features. vox did a great write up about the heritage of the norvegian style. i'm afraid, it went down the penny though.
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Those Vass norwegers are fucking insane
post #1062 of 14441
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i assume. afaik, the vass version is closer to the original concept and distinctive features.

Surely, the original version of a Norwegian must come from Norway. Here is Jan Petter Myrhe's version (the only Norwegian shoemaker myself, or any other member of this forum, knows). His version is much closer to Edward Green than Vass. He utilizes a heel counter and avoids the clunky high-walled last as well as the raw turned-up leather edges, which dominate the Austro/Hungarian version. Myrhe being Norwegian, must count for something.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/12282/let-me-introduce-myself-j-p-myhre-bespoke-shoemaker#post_141937

It might be, the Austro/Hungarian version is nothing but a bastardisation and simplification of the Norwegian original. It might be in old Norway they were two different versions around, one for the peasants and one for smart town folks.

Only a Norwegian shoe historian can tell us what the distinctive features of a Norwegian shoe are.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post


I like both and would gladly own bowth - I only own the EG version. I will admit, much to my good friend Fritzl's dismay, I think the EG version more refined. I had to only one - it would be the EG version.

 

+1

 

EG's version with Vass' reverse welt construction would be perfect.

post #1064 of 14441
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

+1

EG's version with Vass' reverse welt construction would be perfect.

i dunno...
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


i dunno...

 

Preferences preferences.  Vass's rendition is distinctively Hungrian that's for sure.  EG is sleeker and looks more like Norwegian according to Bengal's link to that Norwegian bespoke maker.

 

I just prefer EG's rendition more.  :)

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