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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

If there are problems you need to take this up with the retailer this has nothing to do with EG unless of course if bought from them directly? In any manufacturing there will sometimes be mistakes and the faulty goods are then passed on as (seconds) at a discount. What I fail to understand If the buyer can spot the problem how can the retailer sell them in the first place? surely they should have checked the item before selling them on!

I may just be lucky but I have never had any problems with EG shoes and I have been buying them for over thirty years!

I went to pick up my MTO Westminsters in DOAK. I did not take them with me as there were some issues with the finishing:
1. The cracked leather on the heel area. For those that say it's finishing, you are wrong. The leather is wrinkled and looks very weak. I have no doubt the integrity of the leather is compromised and will lead to premature cracking.
2. Blemish lines in the leather -- similar to what you find on cow leather hide used for furniture. Definitely not smooth high quality calf leather in appearance.
3. Stitching on tow box was not perfect. There was a section about 3mm where the stitching was burnt(??). Whatever caused it, it was shoddy work and totally unacceptable.
4. White blemish marks on the monk strap

I'm not sure how it can be sent from EG to the retailer. And I'm also shocked my retailer asked me to come in to pick them up. My retailer did say they would ask for another pair to be made. The previous incident on here, where the shoes were sent back for a touch up and returned no better, makes me question the integrity of EG. Looks like DOAK is having issues. I have another pair on the way that I will scrutinize very closely.

I have little confidence in EG now. I surely regret not going with Lobb. EG will not get a cent from me ever again. Total waste of time and very poor QA.

In b4 fan boys.
post #23117 of 28900
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

I went to pick up my MTO Westminsters in DOAK. I did not take them with me as there were some issues with the finishing:
1. The cracked leather on the heel area. For those that say it's finishing, you are wrong. The leather is wrinkled and looks very weak. I have no doubt the integrity of the leather is compromised and will lead to premature cracking.
2. Blemish lines in the leather -- similar to what you find on cow leather hide used for furniture. Definitely not smooth high quality calf leather in appearance.
3. Stitching on tow box was not perfect. There was a section about 3mm where the stitching was burnt(??). Whatever caused it, it was shoddy work and totally unacceptable.
4. White blemish marks on the monk strap

I'm not sure how it can be sent from EG to the retailer. And I'm also shocked my retailer asked me to come in to pick them up. My retailer did say they would ask for another pair to be made. The previous incident on here, where the shoes were sent back for a touch up and returned no better, makes me question the integrity of EG. Looks like DOAK is having issues. I have another pair on the way that I will scrutinize very closely.

I have little confidence in EG now. I surely regret not going with Lobb. EG will not get a cent from me ever again. Total waste of time and very poor QA.

In b4 fan boys.

Hey, most if not all of us wish you had a better experience and I am sure all of us would like to see you get this issue resolved in the easiest and the speediest manner possible.

Every bodies experiences aren't going to be the same, and unfortunately every shoemaker will make mistakes from time to time. Using words like fan boys or taking it out on us isnt going to get anyone anywhere, and it's certainly won't get your shoes fixed either.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

I went to pick up my MTO Westminsters in DOAK. I did not take them with me as there were some issues with the finishing:
1. The cracked leather on the heel area. For those that say it's finishing, you are wrong. The leather is wrinkled and looks very weak. I have no doubt the integrity of the leather is compromised and will lead to premature cracking.
2. Blemish lines in the leather -- similar to what you find on cow leather hide used for furniture. Definitely not smooth high quality calf leather in appearance.
3. Stitching on tow box was not perfect. There was a section about 3mm where the stitching was burnt(??). Whatever caused it, it was shoddy work and totally unacceptable.
4. White blemish marks on the monk strap

I'm not sure how it can be sent from EG to the retailer. And I'm also shocked my retailer asked me to come in to pick them up. My retailer did say they would ask for another pair to be made. The previous incident on here, where the shoes were sent back for a touch up and returned no better, makes me question the integrity of EG. Looks like DOAK is having issues. I have another pair on the way that I will scrutinize very closely.

I have little confidence in EG now. I surely regret not going with Lobb. EG will not get a cent from me ever again. Total waste of time and very poor QA.

In b4 fan boys.

I wonder if the increase in demand is causing QC issues.
post #23119 of 28900
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I wonder if the increase in demand is causing QC issues.

I think it did and delivery cancelations and suspension of the MTO program via Skoak as well.
post #23120 of 28900
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I think it did and delivery cancelations and suspension of the MTO program via Skoak as well.

Someone told me that G&G's qc is deteriorating.
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I have been happy with them so far biggrin.gif
post #23122 of 28900
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post


Someone told me that G&G's qc is deteriorating.


Well, it sounds like I need to give up on G&G as well. LOL

 

But for me at least with my last two pairs I haven't experienced any issues and have no plans of cancelling the two orders I am currently waiting on.

 

 

Almost any and all products will have an issue from time to time. It does appear lately that EG has had more issues recently. But I have yet to experience any personally. I would imagine that increased demand may have been factor however, just as I imagine their demand may subside a bit at least for the near future. Really hard to say any of this to be true just sitting here behind one's computer however. LOL

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Well I went to Mr Sid in Boston/newton for something else and I ended up coming out with something else. Galway in Utah Brown. Very nice textured look.

As an outside observation from trying out sone EGs there. I see no difference on my foot between the 82 and 202 in fit. There may be slightly less toe room in 82 but cant really tell a diff between the two (boot or shoes) at least on my foot. Instep and forefoot is the same also as far as i can tell, which are my rate limiting factors.

This also may not be popular but I think i prefer the 202 over the 82,for shoes and especially for boots. To each his own I suppose
post #23124 of 28900
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Originally Posted by Chaconne View Post

So close to pulling the trigger on some Galways from Axels but I wanted to check with you fine gents and make sure if anyone knows if they have holiday sales on stuff like that each year and if I should wait. Sizes are running out... Any advice would be appreciated.

. I once got a discount on the next pair after buying a pair. Or maybe I asked and got 10% - can't remember.
post #23125 of 28900
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post


. I once got a discount on the next pair after buying a pair. Or maybe I asked and got 10% - can't remember.

Actually I received a 10% discount on my only and only pair. I totally forgot about it until you mentioned it. But this was something that was advertised on their website. Not sure if it was for your first pair or for signing up for their newsletter. It's been a few years since I bought them.​

post #23126 of 28900
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I wonder if the increase in demand is causing QC issues.

I would say their increase in demand and ever increasing retail supply chain is probably placing a strain on their factory. I can think of at least 12 retailers selling EG online, and they just added Leatherfoot to the mix. This is in addition to the brick and mortar retailers selling EG. I know Skoak and LS have both had issues in getting their orders filled in a timely manner, and their lead time for orders are increasing. I think it is not @ 8/9 months. You can get a pair of Lobb St. James made in that timeframe.
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post


Well I went to Mr Sid in Boston/newton for something else and I ended up coming out with something else. Galway in Utah Brown. Very nice textured look.

As an outside observation from trying out sone EGs there. I see no difference on my foot between the 82 and 202 in fit. There may be slightly less toe room in 82 but cant really tell a diff between the two (boot or shoes) at least on my foot. Instep and forefoot is the same also as far as i can tell, which are my rate limiting factors.

This also may not be popular but I think i prefer the 202 over the 82,for shoes and especially for boots. To each his own I suppose

Nice, congrats! I was there this past Wednesday and checked them out as well. No stock in my (very wide) size but I thought they were nice. Utah is a very great leather.
post #23128 of 28900
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

. I once got a discount on the next pair after buying a pair. Or maybe I asked and got 10% - can't remember.
The trigger was pulled but no discount so far, just wild anticipation...
Thanks to you and @dddrees
post #23129 of 28900
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Originally Posted by Chaconne View Post


The trigger was pulled but no discount so far, just wild anticipation...
Thanks to you and @dddrees


Sorry I forgot about that, but it's also possible they no longer do that.

 

 

Congrats, look forward to your thoughts as well as your Pics.

post #23130 of 28900
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post


I would say their increase in demand and ever increasing retail supply chain is probably placing a strain on their factory. I can think of at least 12 retailers selling EG online, and they just added Leatherfoot to the mix. This is in addition to the brick and mortar retailers selling EG. I know Skoak and LS have both had issues in getting their orders filled in a timely manner, and their lead time for orders are increasing. I think it is not @ 8/9 months. You can get a pair of Lobb St. James made in that timeframe.


This certainly makes sense. Hopefully they'll adjust in short order if needed. Delays can be extremely aggravating but quality is at the forefront and one of the major reasons I chose Edward Green shoes.

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