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post #23026 of 28991
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
 

I wrote to the them about this, mostly curious. I got the run around, like if they were avoiding the question. 

 

I got a rather obtuse answer as well. Well...

post #23027 of 28991
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UK retailers can pocket the VAT difference using something called "flat rate scheme". As a business, Limited Company, you might register for VAT at 8-20%, all depending on your line of business.

You charge your customers and clients 20% on services and goods, but only pay back HMRC the fixed rate at which you are registered at. I would think a manufacturer like EG is registered at 10-12%. 

As a business you then pocket the VAT difference - extra and free profit!

The scheme is for businesses with less than GBP150k in turnover, however, there are many ways around this.

Obviously if EG sold ex VAT, there would be NO difference to keep. Essentially taking you for a ride.

This is pretty effed, escpecially considering their recent price increase. Speaks volumes when a retailer like skoak begins to distance themselves from EG.

I recall advising the poster with the dovers to try a refinish prior to returning. I had hoped you would hsve gotten better results, definitely return them.
post #23028 of 28991
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I'd send them back, too. Truth be told, I have found EG nasty to deal with. Especially the little red headed turd that works (or worked?) at their Jermyn St shop agitated me when I once had to drop off a pair for a resole.

Dude, I know exactly who you mean. He was there back in February of this year when I stopped by. The shit head I dealt with was some 5'6 French dude, maybe late 30s or early 40s. Wanted to punch him in the face when he told me that the lasts were "just different codes" when I inquired about the fit of one vs the other.

+1000 on preference for dealing with retailers like Skoak.
post #23029 of 28991
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post

I have to fight you. IMO 7000 is second to none. Not only more appealing, but also more comfortable.


I find the 82 is the best looking last by EG and the look is just like or closest to a fully bespoke shoe but sadly this last is not for my feet.

The 202 is the best fitting last for me but does not look as sharp as the 82 !

The 64 last IMHO only suits the Galway boots with ridgeway sole but cannot be worn with formal trousers, 99.5% of the time I wear chinos or jeans so the 64 and 58 last work fine for me.

I have a pair of JL on the 7000 last and agree that they are a bit more comfortable then the 82 last!

We all have different shaped feet and as I am getting older comfort is now more important to me .

post #23030 of 28991
I visited the factory shop last month and grabbed these two pairs of shoes/boots, plus two pairs of shoe trees and a suede belt. Any guess on how much I paid in total?
post #23031 of 28991
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I find the 82 is the best looking last by EG and the look is just like or closest to a fully bespoke shoe but sadly this last is not for my feet.

The 202 is the best fitting last for me but does not look as sharp as the 82 !

The 64 last IMHO only suits the Galway boots with ridgeway sole but cannot be worn with formal trousers, 99.5% of the time I wear chinos or jeans so the 64 and 58 last work fine for me.

I have a pair of JL on the 7000 last and agree that they are a bit more comfortable then the 82 last!

We all have different shaped feet and as I am getting older comfort is now more important to me .

Yep, I like 82 last a lot. But my 82 chelsea is too snug. When I go up half size, it is a little big and I can put one finger down when I squeeze my feet ahead. 

 

I like traditional english round toe and it took a long time to accept square chisel toe.....

post #23032 of 28991
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post

Yep, I like 82 last a lot. But my 82 chelsea is too snug. When I go up half size, it is a little big and I can put one finger down when I squeeze my feet ahead. 

I like traditional english round toe and it took a long time to accept square chisel toe.....

Yes I forgot to mention another very good fit I got was from a pair of Westminster shoes on the 888F last , I should have never sold them!

I want to get another pair soon on the 888F last.
post #23033 of 28991
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Yes I forgot to mention another very good fit I got was from a pair of Westminster shoes on the 888F last , I should have never sold them!

I want to get another pair soon on the 888F last.

:lol:

I have a pair of Westminster on 202 last. They are very comfortable.

 

I may get a pair of Inverness on 888 last. For F width, do you have to go through MTO?

post #23034 of 28991

morning! should be a simple question.

 

i own lots of allen edmonds at 10 1/2 D

 

i own two Crockett and Jones at 9 1/2 E

 

all shoes fit.

 

which last, and which size edward green might i try?  will likely have Mr. Sid in Newton mail them to me.

 

i welcome ANY advice!

thank you!

bob

 

:)

post #23035 of 28991
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Originally Posted by RobertE View Post
 

morning! should be a simple question.

 

i own lots of allen edmonds at 10 1/2 D

 

i own two Crockett and Jones at 9 1/2 E

 

all shoes fit.

 

which last, and which size edward green might i try?  will likely have Mr. Sid in Newton mail them to me.

 

i welcome ANY advice!

thank you!

bob

 

:)

Is there a particular model you are looking for? For starter, I would say Chelsea black or Doak 202/82 last. And size 9 1/2E should work just fine.

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THANK YOU Benjamin!

 

by DOAK, do you mean dark oak color?

 

i have a bunion, base of large toe.  which last would be better?

 

which edward greens do you own? own any boots?

do you use leather conditioner, as Saphir renovator?

creme polish or wax?

 

these shoes are expensive to me, i will take super care of them.

 

THANK YOU!  would love any other advice!

have a great day! bob:rolleyes:

post #23037 of 28991
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Originally Posted by RobertE View Post

morning! should be a simple question.

i own lots of allen edmonds at 10 1/2 D

i own two Crockett and Jones at 9 1/2 E

all shoes fit.

which last, and which size edward green might i try?  will likely have Mr. Sid in Newton mail them to me.

i welcome ANY advice!
thank you!
bob

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In general for Crockett and Jones you should size down by 1 full size i.e. UK 9 1/2 or US 10 1/2

In general for Edward Green you should size down by 1/2 size or UK 10 E or US 10 1/2.

Each foot is different but these are the general sizing recommendations of course it's always best to try them on in person first.
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THANK YOU DDDREES!

 

which Edward Green do you own?  own any boots?

do you use shoe conditioner, like Saphir renovator?

 

have a super day

best regards,

Bob:bigstar:

post #23039 of 28991
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Originally Posted by RobertE View Post
 


THANK YOU Benjamin!

 

by DOAK, do you mean dark oak color?

 

i have a bunion, base of large toe.  which last would be better?

 

which edward greens do you own? own any boots?

do you use leather conditioner, as Saphir renovator?

creme polish or wax?

 

these shoes are expensive to me, i will take super care of them.

 

THANK YOU!  would love any other advice!

have a great day! bob:rolleyes:


Yes, Doak is dark oak.

 

I own Chelsea, Westminster and Berkeley. I am planing to have a pair of Inverness. For boots, Galway gets a lot of love here. 

 

I read in the forum that renovator can somehow ruin the factory finish. So I basically just dust off the shoes and I have only put lotion on them once. It works fine for me.

 

For large toe, I would say 202 is better because 82 is elongated at the tip of the toe. If you can, try them in the store. 

post #23040 of 28991
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Originally Posted by RobertE View Post


THANK YOU DDDREES!

which Edward Green do you own?  own any boots?
do you use shoe conditioner, like Saphir renovator?

have a super day
best regards,
Bobbigstar%5B1%5D.gif

I own a few Edward Green boots and shoes. I wear the same size on all the the Edward Green Lasts that I own 64, 82, 89, 202, and 888. Sapphire Renovateur is billed as a cleaner as well as a conditioner. I actually find it to be more of a cleaner since it always tends to remove some finishing when used. As a conditioner I tend to use Bick4.
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