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post #23806 of 28951
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post

Probably from EG's online store. Leffot doesn't carry my size and neither GF nor Skoaktiebolaget carries the model. I emailed Gabriel at Skoaktiebolaget a week ago or so asking whether they would stock any Westminster 890. Answer is negative.

So, EG's online store then.
Dam bro what size do you take?
post #23807 of 28951
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Chiseled toes have always had their place in British footwear. Think Tuczek, Cleverley, G&G. This toe-shape is not as un-British as many believe it to be.
last looks very un-EG, even if somewhat close to tuczek, cleverley, G&G, this last misses the marque (for the aesthetic EG is known for).

No one will ever confuse the 890 for the Tuczek, Cleverley or G&G lasts either.
post #23808 of 28951
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

last looks very un-EG, even if somewhat close to tuczek, cleverley, G&G, this last misses the marque (for the aesthetic EG is known for).

No one will ever confuse the 890 for the Tuczek, Cleverley or G&G lasts either.
I never said anything to the contrary. As matter of fact I agree that the 890 is not very EGesque.
But that is not what was being discussed. My point is that chiseled toes aren't as un-British many perceive them to be, the Britishness of a chiseled toe being point of discussion.
It seems to be a common misconception that short, round lasts are British and sleek, chiseled ones are French/Italian. Trends (which are far slower moving than in high-fashion) and the house style of a maker play a very important role when it comes to aesthetics.
post #23809 of 28951
I agree that my perception is that the ultra sleek chiseled last is not British like. Quite possible that I am flat out wrong, crat is usually a solid source for reliable information. However I just do not like the aethetic. I for one think a little disagreement is good every once in a whil, it stirs debate IMO.
post #23810 of 28951
I've never understood the controversy over this last to be completely honest. I don't think it's super awesome and I don't think it's utterly horrible. I do know that EG has plenty of other lasts, so what I really don't get is all the relentless negativity. Nobody is forcing anyone who doesn't want that last to get one.
post #23811 of 28951
don't see the controversy either.

All major British shoe makers have chiseled lasts in their repertoire.

G&G - TG73
C&J - 348 & 358
Loake - Duke last

The issue with Lobb is completely different.
post #23812 of 28951
I don't think there is a controversy per se. I just don't like the shape of the last no harm no foul. I am as big of an eg supporter as there is, however that doesn't mean that I rubber stamp all that the do. Reasonable minds can disagree.
post #23813 of 28951
In my opinion the 888 and the 808 are good examples of how the (soft) squared toe lasts should be done in order for them to retain the classic Edward Green look. The 888 does have some chisel to it, but in my opinion it has the perfect amount of subtlety to it. In my opinion the 890 goes overboard with the chisel and squareness and makes the last look alien to the brand, not at all English, elegant and subtle. More fashion forward and in your face. I strongly dislike this last too, it is the first time since I got into the brand 5 years ago, that I have such strong feelings against one of their lasts.

I am guessing that E.G. made this last to appeal to people that might consider going the G&G route or are looking for something more fashion forward.
post #23814 of 28951
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I don't think there is a controversy per se. I just don't like the shape of the last no harm no foul. I am as big of an eg supporter as there is, however that doesn't mean that I rubber stamp all that the do. Reasonable minds can disagree.

I don't disagree with any of that. But I think there's a big difference between 'I don't care for this last' and 'This last has absolutely no place in the EG lineup.' I can't think of a single manufacturer that doesn't have at least one last I don't particularly care for.

And the controversy I referenced wasn't grounded in your post alone. Since the introduction of this last there have been repeated over-the-top criticisms of it that I find baffling - collectively - on two grounds.

1) I've seen it both in person and in photos and I'm just not seeing what's so terribly wrong with it. At. All.

2) I don't see why critics are so apparently offended. All their favorite EG lasts still exist, so what's the precise problem for them if there's one they don't like?
post #23815 of 28951
Any tips on treating rosewood cc before they get exposed to rain, snow and (gasp) salt?

I'm assuming the factory polish is a pretty good protector already. Is it overkill to apply obenauf's to new boots? Perhaps just some Alden leather defender?

Thanks.
post #23816 of 28951
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

Any tips on treating rosewood cc before they get exposed to rain, snow and (gasp) salt?

I'm assuming the factory polish is a pretty good protector already. Is it overkill to apply obenauf's to new boots? Perhaps just some Alden leather defender?

Thanks.
Depends on how much snow (well really salt is the issue) you plan to plow through. If you're walking around dusting it really should be an issue. If you go through ankle deep stuff I'd treat your boots more. I hear good things about Obenauf's and will try them soon. I've used SnoSeal the past few years and they work well.

They salt pretty liberally here in NYC so Alden's Leather Defender alone won't cut it.
post #23817 of 28951

Edward Green special-order Falkirk in mink suede on the 202 last for a lucky individual. 

- The Khaki's Team

 

post #23818 of 28951
^Not bad, but not how I typically think a Falkirk will look.
post #23819 of 28951

Edward Green MTO Silverstone on the 82 last in mink suede.

- The Khaki's Team

 

post #23820 of 28951
Wow those are both gorgeous suede makeups.
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