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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Pretty sure the approx price was $2800. Way too rich for my blood. Could do bespoke for that amount.

Ouch...$2k+ for a half shell boot. I just don't think I would be willing to pay the price. EG is wonderful and all but I'm just not that big of a fan.
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They were $2500. I was lucky enough to get the last slot.

I am truly happy for you that you were able to get what you wanted! Can't wait to see your pictures down the line!
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At the rate of EG price increases, stock non-shell boots will be $2k+ by the time the boot is shipped...it'll seem like a bargain. 

My logic oriented brain can't find the equity in buying EG's new. As soon as the boot is delivered on your doorstep it loses 40% monitary value. It's a shame how they retail for $1600...yet can't seem to resell for more than 1000 BNIB. My Alden's on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Ouch...$2k+ for a half shell boot. I just don't think I would be willing to pay the price. EG is wonderful and all but I'm just not that big of a fan.
I am truly happy for you that you were able to get what you wanted! Can't wait to see your pictures down the line!
My logic oriented brain can't find the equity in buying EG's new. As soon as the boot is delivered on your doorstep it loses 40% monitary value. It's a shame how they retail for $1600...yet can't seem to resell for more than 1000 BNIB. My Alden's on the other hand...

If money wasnt as much of a concern that I would strongly consider a shell gal way. I think EG's strength lies in its crust calf leathers so I would likely choose a cheaper alien boot. However if I was rolling like did I'd be all in.
Edited by bespoken pa - 12/28/15 at 6:50am
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

My logic oriented brain can't find the equity in buying EG's new. As soon as the boot is delivered on your doorstep it loses 40% monitary value. It's a shame how they retail for $1600...yet can't seem to resell for more than 1000 BNIB. My Alden's on the other hand...

Well, it's a luxury item and most luxury items have awful resale values. When I take out the credit card, I try not to think about it.......
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Ouch...$2k+ for a half shell boot. I just don't think I would be willing to pay the price. EG is wonderful and all but I'm just not that big of a fan.
I am truly happy for you that you were able to get what you wanted! Can't wait to see your pictures down the line!
My logic oriented brain can't find the equity in buying EG's new. As soon as the boot is delivered on your doorstep it loses 40% monitary value. It's a shame how they retail for $1600...yet can't seem to resell for more than 1000 BNIB. My Alden's on the other hand...

You could certainly make this point with regards to almost any GYW shoe or boot that cost more than $300. Besides EG isn't the only shoemaker that charges this much for a half shell boot.
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Shoes are not investments in the monetary sense of the term. 

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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post


Ouch...$2k+ for a half shell boot. I just don't think I would be willing to pay the price. EG is wonderful and all but I'm just not that big of a fan.
I am truly happy for you that you were able to get what you wanted! Can't wait to see your pictures down the line!
My logic oriented brain can't find the equity in buying EG's new. As soon as the boot is delivered on your doorstep it loses 40% monitary value. It's a shame how they retail for $1600...yet can't seem to resell for more than 1000 BNIB. My Alden's on the other hand...

 

I mostly agree. The only Aldens that retain their value is "rare" shades of shell. Anything else suffers from the same loss. They are shoes/boots. Not investments. I know to all of us here this is a hobby; and sometimes you like to sell things for other things, but it's just not what footwear is geared towards. You spend the money on them to last a lifetime.

 

Not that I'm not guilty of flipping shoes. I have lost pleeeennnty of money selling shoes/boots. 

 

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You could certainly make this point with regards to almost any GYW shoe or boot that cost more than $300.

+1

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Aside from a few of the ultra rare make ups making a profit on most models is unlikely event in the rare shell market there are subsets of an even rarer models. Sure a cigar lwb is nice but it's not going to move like say a color 4 or 2.

Enjoy your shoes wear them in good health
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

You could certainly make this point with regards to almost any GYW shoe or boot that cost more than $300. Besides EG isn't the only shoemaker that charges this much for a half shell boot.

Well, I would have to respectfully disagree in that sense because my full shell Alden's could resale for more than I paid for them. One look at ebay's completed listings for any Cigar, Ravello, or Whiskey Alden boot and I'm sure you'll see my point.

Again it's not that I'm looking to resell or profit...but it's comforting knowing the equity is there should I ever want to change things up.

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Well, it's a luxury item and most luxury items have awful resale values. When I take out the credit card, I try not to think about it.......

I suppose I've been lucky with my purchases over the years then. Shoes, watches, bikes, even cars...haven't taken more than a 10% loss, most have been gains.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

If money was as much of a concern that I would strongly consider a shell gal way. I think EG's strength lies in its crust calf leathers so I would likely choose a cheaper alien boot. However if I was rolling like did I'd be all in.

Ugh, the whole all calf thing really holds me back from purchasing new from a stockiest as well. But like you, were my salary 7 figures or so I doubt I'd have any reservations. It's not that EG's are too expensive, it's that I can't afford them. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Well, I would have to respectfully disagree in that sense because my full shell Alden's could resale for more than I paid for them. One look at ebay's completed listings for any Cigar, Ravello, or Whiskey Alden boot and I'm sure you'll see my point.

Again it's not that I'm looking to resell or profit...but it's comforting knowing the equity is there should I ever want to change things up.
I suppose I've been lucky with my purchases over the years then. Shoes, watches, bikes, even cars...haven't taken more than a 10% loss, most have been gains.
Ugh, the whole all calf thing really holds me back from purchasing new from a stockiest as well. But like you, were my salary 7 figures or so I doubt I'd have any reservations. It's not that EG's are too expensive, it's that I can't afford them. smile.gif

Well you may have me there, but personally I don't purchase my footwear with any hopes of re-taining value or any intention of selling them. When I purchase shoes or boots it's strictly because I see something that I think I'll enjoy wearing. I admit I have sold some but that was more because they were no longer being worn and they were just taking up space but I had no expectation that they would retain a majority of what they initially cost.

When purchasing watches however i must admit that I find its comforting that these may retain more value, but then again watches and shoes are two different things entirely.
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Well, I would have to respectfully disagree in that sense because my full shell Alden's could resale for more than I paid for them. One look at ebay's completed listings for any Cigar, Ravello, or Whiskey Alden boot and I'm sure you'll see my point.

Again it's not that I'm looking to resell or profit...but it's comforting knowing the equity is there should I ever want to change things up.
I suppose I've been lucky with my purchases over the years then. Shoes, watches, bikes, even cars...haven't taken more than a 10% loss, most have been gains.
Ugh, the whole all calf thing really holds me back from purchasing new from a stockiest as well. But like you, were my salary 7 figures or so I doubt I'd have any reservations. It's not that EG's are too expensive, it's that I can't afford them. smile.gif

In the final analysis it appears to me that Edward Green and a very large number of other shoemakers aren't really for you. For me on the other hand I've found that Edward Green and a few others are a whole lot more to my liking than Alden.
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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

New 82 last? not heard of this one before but will ask at the shop today, just on my way there in a hour.
I know there is an E82 and F82 but not heard of any new 82 last.
I was just asking questions regarding what other gents who brought this up. Few page back so I know what 82 last galaway I had original 82 last or this new modified aka wide last for my Galway that I bought from brook brother. Not sure what all the changes are etc.
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Unfortunately it appears I've struck a bit of a nerve and sincerely I apologize to you all for any offense that I may have caused.
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Unfortunately it appears I've struck a bit of a nerve and sincerely I apologize to you all for any offense that I may have caused.

I don't think so at all. I don't see any responses to support that. People are just giving their opinion of value from their perspective. 

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I don't think so at all. I don't see any responses to support that. People are just giving their opinion of value from their perspective. 

Hear, hear!
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Interesting to hear that the 82 last "grew" to the point of replacement. Since it was based out of the 202 (assuming the 202 were made prior to the 82), did not the 202 suffer the same fate?

Qualitatively, I do have to agree my newer shoes (Galway, Falkirk, Beaulieu) feel looser than my older shoes on the 82 (multiple Shannons, Frome, Oundle). However, I'd be hard pressed to fit into even a half size smaller though.

With the investment of new lasts on the 82, I wonder if it's safe to say that they will stay a little longer. I haven't tried out the new EG lasts...
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