Great choice, Congrats!!!
I cant wait to see your pics and hear your thoughts when you receive them.
Just when I'm starting to order more G&Gs. LOL
Oh yeah, I get it. In fact Edward Green is still my favorite. I'm just grabbing a few G&Gs at this point that I've always kind of wanted, that and a few have been in Kudu which makes them even a bit unique and different.
Really can't go wrong here, look forward to see which color you choose.
Fit should always be the most important factor. However I don't have any experience with the 606, but the pair I have on the 202 works just fine for me.
Let's not get carried away, here. We live in a world where murder, terrorism, rape, white collar theft, and human trafficking are everyday occurrences.
But, yeah, it's probably not the most honest thing to do, unless you plan on ordering the MTO directly from that same retailer. And it's particularly "not cool" to do with smaller, SF-friendly retailers like GF...
First of all, the possibility that I will even keep the shoe is not determined, so the jump to conclusions about showrooming is unwarranted. Anyway, let's say I order from a conglomerate like Mr. Porter that does not offer MTO in the first place and try a shoe, then return it. Obviously, I have to MTO elsewhere. Given the quixotic nature of MTO operations, they aren't going to have ready stock of the shoe I want to try anyway, so I have to go through alchemical incantations and try to guess my size, apparently.
Driving to a mall and trying on a shoe in a store is not ethically superior, for a host of reasons. Major e-tailers don't have brick and mortar stores, so they have logistics in place to effectively approximate the "try on in store" experience. Small mom and pop stores do not have good returns policy for this very reason, so I wouldn't be using them for this trial. Now, suppose I learn about EG lasts so that I might patronize their brand and eventually get an MTO from a boutique .This seems like a favorable scenario for all involved, except maybe Mr. Porter, but they get a ton of my money anyway. I seldom shop in stores and, for the moment, circumstances preclude me from leaving the house for six months. In your universe, it would be better to waste the time of a small store for a shoe that may or may not even fit me or that I may not even like on the grounds that follow-through is important. You seem to have jumped to the totally erroneous conclusion that if I determined my size with a store I would MTO through someone else. That also does not make much sense to me, since the price of EG is standardized everywhere, and if I had a seamless shop-and-return experience, why wouldn't I proceed with the MTO?
Anyway, thanks for calling me scum.