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Didn't take long for you to warm up to the best EG last, did it??

fixed it for you
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Thanks gents!  I never owned a chelsea boot until recently, but I fell in love with the hazel antique Newmarkets from @RogerP
's photos.  Wore them all weekend actually smile.gif

I have a pair of Newmarkets being made for me right now based on seeing Roger's as well. Between Newmarkets and that famous picture of his Galways on the steps, @RogerP is quite the enabler!
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Cheers gents - enjoy all that fabulous footwear!
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I have never owned a quality shoe in shell but have been hanging around on SF for the last couple of years. My observations from following a couple of shoe topics is that shell is more suited for rugged style shoes and that calf is better suited for elegant shoes mainly because of the way shell creases. The recent offerings of the Galway in shell look very dressy to me, especially due to the color and the choice of a sole (leather). Isn’t they style of the boot somewhat incompatible with the choice of hide?

I have never seen an E.G. shoe in shell after it has been worn a few times, but if it develops the typical lumps and streaks across the vamp that is typical for shell shoes from other brands, then I cannot understand why anyone would want to pay such a huge premium for them.

To put things into perspective- EG burgundy crup after numerous wears and love, and caught out in the rain several times.
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To put things into perspective- EG burgundy crup after numerous wears and love, and caught out in the rain several times. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Should of bought 2 pairs of calf EG and a pair of Aldens.






















Looks amazing, great shot. nod[1].gif
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To put things into perspective- EG burgundy crup after numerous wears and love, and caught out in the rain several times.

This is more the style of E.G. shoe shell best suited for in my opinion, more a country shoe made on a classic round toe last with a double Dainite sole and possibly a storm welt. Not so much for the Galway on the 82 last on leather soles, but that is just my opinion.

Your shoes look decent crease wise, but I assume they had been sitting in trees for a while when you took the photo. Do they look just as good after walking around in them for a while, like throughout a normal day of wear?
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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post

I have never owned a quality shoe in shell but have been hanging around on SF for the last couple of years. My observations from following a couple of shoe topics is that shell is more suited for rugged style shoes and that calf is better suited for elegant shoes mainly because of the way shell creases. The recent offerings of the Galway in shell look very dressy to me, especially due to the color and the choice of a sole (leather). Isn’t they style of the boot somewhat incompatible with the choice of hide?

I have never seen an E.G. shoe in shell after it has been worn a few times, but if it develops the typical lumps and streaks across the vamp that is typical for shell shoes from other brands, then I cannot understand why anyone would want to pay such a huge premium for them.

 

I think shell works just fine in a Galway - it is a country boot after all, not a super dressy bal boot.  The 82 last doesn't turn the Galway into a dress boot.  It just makes it more awesome.

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I think shell works just fine in a Galway - it is a country boot after all, not a super dressy bal boot.

I think on the 82 last in smooth burgundy or dark oak it is more an elegant city boot, not so much a country boot.

The Galway on the 64 in Utah or CC on Ridgeway is country all the way.
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I think on the 82 last in smooth burgundy or dark oak it is more an elegant city boot, not so much a country boot.

The Galway on the 64 in Utah or CC on Ridgeway is country all the way.


Spliting hairs perhaps but I think it is an elegant coutry boot, and in any event the argument that shell is imcompatible with a derby boot with contrasting grain shaft seems a trifle forced to me.

 

I have Galways on the 82 and 64 last, in Zug, Utah and smooth calf - they are all casual country boots - some are just a little smarter / sleeker than others.  None would be incompatible with shell in any generalized sense.

 

Frankly, on the right dress boot, shell is just fine.

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According to EG itself the 64 last Galway is "equally at home on the grouse moors of Scotland or on city streets when the nights draw in."

http://www.edwardgreen.com/shop/galway-17218.html

I know I like the versatily of going right from the Scottish grouse moors to the night club without needing to stop at home to change boots.
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According to EG itself the 64 last Galway is "equally at home on the grouse moors of Scotland or on city streets when the nights draw in."

http://www.edwardgreen.com/shop/galway-17218.html

I know I like the versatily of going right from the Scottish grouse moors to the night club without needing to stop at home to change boots.

With all the recent debate about the galway regarding lasts and aesthetics I am reminded of how awesome this boot is. There are varying perspectives on the boot which isn't surprising as it can be whatever you want it to be. Great boot.
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Should of bought 2 pairs of calf EG and a pair of Aldens.


Looks amazing, great shot. nod[1].gif

:rotflmao:thanks

 

 

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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post


This is more the style of E.G. shoe shell best suited for in my opinion, more a country shoe made on a classic round toe last with a double Dainite sole and possibly a storm welt. Not so much for the Galway on the 82 last on leather soles, but that is just my opinion.

Your shoes look decent crease wise, but I assume they had been sitting in trees for a while when you took the photo. Do they look just as good after walking around in them for a while, like throughout a normal day of wear?


Yeah the picture was taken after they have been through a round of brushing with Cordovan cream, they don't look very different after wears though - I guess it is just a case of good fitted shoes as you have previously explained in another post.

 

The only downside with Shell is, IMO, it does not take burnishing as much as calf (actually no burnishing at all). This is again IMO EG stronghold.

 

Agree with you that it looks a bit dressy with this combo, but I am sure that the gents who managed to get their hand on them will be able to pull them off very nicely.

 

I would personally prefer them to be on dainite sole, as that would be more practical for me.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

With all the recent debate about the galway regarding lasts and aesthetics I am reminded of how awesome this boot is. There are varying perspectives on the boot which isn't surprising as it can be whatever you want it to be. Great boot.
Agreed 100%
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My feelings towards shell and to how it creases come from spending some time browsing this thread.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/268468/the-shell-cordovan-non-alden-shoe-and-boot-thread

I would advise people who are interested to start browsing from the back, because it is a pretty old thread and some pictures on the earlier pages have been removed. Maybe some will see where I am coming form after spending some time there.

Look at the shoes that have actually been worn a couple of times, even better with people actually wearing them, not the brand new stuff in trees.
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To put things into perspective- EG burgundy crup after numerous wears and love, and caught out in the rain several times.

I have always liked these. I hope Mr Porter runs them again. I passed on a discounted pair a couple years ago and wish I had not in a way.
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