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Alright gents, so I will be visiting the EG sale this weekend. Still have a few slots, anyone interested please pm me. 

 

Note: If you are after some very thing very specific (e.g. exact type, colour, last), I won't be able to accommodate the request. Sorry about that. 

post #25922 of 28951

Maiden voyage of the Camden boots on the 82 last :)

 

 

 

 

Just my thoughts on the shoes:

 

Putting them on can be quite difficult. Inserting and removing shoe trees tend to take a little bit more effort due to the tightness caused by the elastic band(?). Even as I used my shoe horn to put my foot in the boot, it took more effort than a Galway or Shannon boot. I was initially considered about how the leather was also kind of wrinkling as I tried to put my feet in. However, once the feet were in, the boot looked fine.

 

They are significantly more snug than if you were to purchase the same size in an oxford or derby. I believe this is due to the elastic band on the boot that makes the entire boot wrap around your foot more than normal. Initially after walking about a mile to work in them, they were causing some discomfort. However, the boots have gotten gradually more comfortable as I have been sitting on my ass for the past few hours :rotflmao:. Overall, for those of you gentlemen that are considering on purchasing a chelsea boot (either Camden or Newmarket), be prepared to have a more snug fit on the shoe compared to what you normally wear with other EG shoes. I am sure after a breaking period, these boots will be the same as all the other EG shoes I have, which did not require the breaking period.

 

While I also believe I have a decent gait, the shoes do look like they kind of wrinkle/roll as you walk in them. They don't look bad or ruin the look of the shoe though so don't worry! Shoe trees will also restore the shape of the boot. 

 

Maybe I should have gone 1/2 size up, but I don't think the snugness of the boot causes any sort of major discomfort. I think at this point, it comes down to a personal preference on whether you want that initial snug fit or want a comfortable shoe right off the bad. Regardless, I'm happy with these Camdens :)

 

Hope this helps for any potential buyers!

post #25923 of 28951

Your burgundy antique Camden's look great @parkman24 !

 

I have a pair of Newmarkets and grey suede Camdens & I agree that both are difficult to put on.  The Newmarkets are a tad easier since there are front/back pull tabs, but even so I would bend the leather & was concerned that I was creasing the leather when putting them on as well. 

 

I agree they do feel tighter/more snug than my 82 last Galways, but aren't to the point of being uncomfortable.  I'm sure they will be very comfortable after a few wears & broken in.

post #25924 of 28951

Gentlemen,

 

The 082 last in "F" width is roughly equal to a US "E" width is that correct?

 

Thanks. 

post #25925 of 28951
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Gentlemen,

The 082 last in "F" width is roughly equal to a US "E" width is that correct?

Thanks. 

I find it to be wider, close to a EE. I'm a 9.5EEE on the ubiquitous AE 65 and 9G is my EG size. The 202 in G may even be wider than the AE EEE.
post #25926 of 28951
parkman24 good review & good to know they are snug just like I like my shoes etc you took same size as your Shannon I take it?
post #25927 of 28951
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parkman24 good review & good to know they are snug just like I like my shoes etc you took same size as your Shannon I take it?

Yes. Shannons were right off the bat comfortable to wear. No break-in period and everything like that. I got the same size as well for Camdens, but they are significantly more snug. But like JR and I mentioned, the snugness does not cause painful discomfort or anything like that. It simply sounds like it requires a break-in period due to the potentially different construction they do to the upper as a chelsea boot.

 

With that being said, I would argue that if any of you gentlemen feel that your oxfords/brogues/boots are initially snug on your first wear, it would probably be more advantageous to either go up half a size or width. Once again, this would only apply to the Camdens or Newmarkets. 

 

@TtownMD - P.S. - Shannon boots are probably still one of my favorite boots/shoes I have as well LOL

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Edited by OzzyJones - 3/8/16 at 12:49pm
post #25929 of 28951
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Originally Posted by parkman24 View Post

Yes. Shannons were right off the bat comfortable to wear. No break-in period and everything like that. I got the same size as well for Camdens, but they are significantly more snug. But like JR and I mentioned, the snugness does not cause painful discomfort or anything like that. It simply sounds like it requires a break-in period due to the potentially different construction they do to the upper as a chelsea boot.

With that being said, I would argue that if any of you gentlemen feel that your oxfords/brogues/boots are initially snug on your first wear, it would probably be more advantageous to either go up half a size or width. Once again, this would only apply to the Camdens or Newmarkets. 

@TtownMD
 - P.S. - Shannon boots are probably still one of my favorite boots/shoes I have as well LOL
Thank you for your input & yes sir Shannon are my favorite also & will be adding other in future.
post #25930 of 28951

Tweed and Galways always work well together.

 

 

post #25931 of 28951
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@TtownMD
 - P.S. - Shannon boots are probably still one of my favorite boots/shoes I have as well LOL

+1
post #25932 of 28951
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 

Your burgundy antique Camden's look great @parkman24 !

 

I have a pair of Newmarkets and grey suede Camdens & I agree that both are difficult to put on.  The Newmarkets are a tad easier since there are front/back pull tabs, but even so I would bend the leather & was concerned that I was creasing the leather when putting them on as well. 

 

I agree they do feel tighter/more snug than my 82 last Galways, but aren't to the point of being uncomfortable.  I'm sure they will be very comfortable after a few wears & broken in.

Just a bit of follow-up on the Camdens:

 

After wearing them for about 7 hours, my feet started to feel some mild discomfort, which is primarily due to the lower instep on these shoes. Taking the boots off is a hell of a lot easier than putting them on lol. The break-in period is going to be rough, but I believe these shoes will be worth the labor. Luckily, I have a pair of old 202 lasted EG shoe trees to help with the process :)

 

As @JR Magat mentioned, the creasing of the leather was an initial concern. However, shoe trees pretty much take care of the boot immediately afterwards as indicated below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On another note, this thread is great to collaborate with others in regards to Edward Green. I am generally loyal to only a few brands, but recently... St. Crispin and G&G have some eye-catching offerings. Do any of you gentlemen have any input on these two other brands? My apologies if I'm bringing up an old topic. Do you find the shoes as comfortable as EGs/quality of the shoe/etc? So far, there are no other shoes that have matched the beauty and comfort of the 82 last in my experience. 

 

I would love some input!!! :)

post #25933 of 28951
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Just a bit of follow-up on the Camdens:


On another note, this thread is great to collaborate with others in regards to Edward Green. I am generally loyal to only a few brands, but recently... St. Crispin and G&G have some eye-catching offerings. Do any of you gentlemen have any input on these two other brands? My apologies if I'm bringing up an old topic. Do you find the shoes as comfortable as EGs/quality of the shoe/etc? So far, there are no other shoes that have matched the beauty and comfort of the 82 last in my experience. 

I would love some input!!! smile.gif

After 3 pairs of EG I just jumped into my first G&G Thorpe GMTO. I got drawn to the brand for their sleekness and too much enabling by @dddrees
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After 3 pairs of EG I just jumped into my first G&G Thorpe GMTO. I got drawn to the brand for their sleekness and too much enabling by @dddrees

Who me?

 

Nooo, not me!!! LOL

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Who me?

Nooo, not me!!! LOL

So you another Norwegian enabler! lol
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