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Nice--is that berry suede on the upper part?
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So many great shoes and boots over the last few days. @JR Magat, love those suede Dovers and @MrVenneri, love those Galways! Would love to own similar pairs someday!
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I agree with some of what being said but Vass is a completely different animal than eg. It's not always about just quality. I think same st.c and Vass are great quality but the aesthetic is completely different than that of English manufactures.

 

I agree that Vass brings a different aesthetic - and a different mix of comparative strengths - but I don't think those factors render a value comparison meaningless.

 

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So many great shoes and boots over the last few days. @JR Magat, love those suede Dovers and @MrVenneri, love those Galways! Would love to own similar pairs someday!

 

Agreed with all of the above.

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Nice--is that berry suede on the upper part?

The ambient sunlight makes them appear a bit darker than they really are. It's actually clove suede and the lower is bauxite.

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Yes. That's an awesome and unique makeup. Bauxite is very nice on a Dover as well. Clove suede is also strong! A store somewhere had clove brogues as RTW a few seasons ago. Keep the quality photos coming, fellows.
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I believe each brand will find out if they prove to be expensive .. 


EG is amazing, probably the best RTW Northampton shoe manufacturer, however considering hand welted Vass shoes now costing 50% less it really raises some questions .. Yes, I know - labor and running costs in the UK are probably much higher than those in Hungary, however I don't think the average buyer really cares about that much .. 


Luckily I managed to acquire a pair of 202 lasted Chelsea from the forum dearest flipper - sausages, few days ago before the price change and waiting for them to arrive.

I agree it's probably the best quality RTW made shoe in the UK, but prices do look out of whack when you consider Cheaney make a Veldtschoen constructed hand made derby very much comparable to the Dundee for around a third of the price. Aesthetically I do prefer the EG model, it has the edge over Cheaney but is that edge worth and additional £550? It's not as if Cheaney make poor quality shoes. Do you think the workers at EG have seen signifigant pay rises in the past 2 years – I highly doubt it. I really cannot understand what the directors strategy is here? Perhaps they really can't keep up with demand?
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Cloud Welland on date night.

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So many great shoes and boots over the last few days. @JR Magat, love those suede Dovers and @MrVenneri, love those Galways! Would love to own similar pairs someday!

 

 

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Yes. That's an awesome and unique makeup. Bauxite is very nice on a Dover as well. Clove suede is also strong! A store somewhere had clove brogues as RTW a few seasons ago. Keep the quality photos coming, fellows.

 

Thanks guys! I find great satisfaction in originality and unique makeups, which is why I always incorporate lesser known or infrequently used colors in my MTO's.

 

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Cloud Welland on date night.

 

 

You both look absolutely fantastic. I love the royal blue windowpane suit, the lapel width is perfect. Lovely shoes as well!

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I'm in agreement with the US pricing being egregiously inflated. Other than Westley Richards, every Galway I can buy is $1500+ in calf when it was already an expensive boot a $1000. Considering that a full single MTO cordovan boot from C&J is $1150 shipped (cheaper in a group), it makes it really tough to justify at this point and their county derby boot (Radnor and Snowden) are pretty damn nice.

That said I'll be in Paris in a few months. That'll be different
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I was interested in their Windermere but $1,620 is a bit ridiculous. 

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Burgundy Inverness on 888 today. Didn't care for chiseled toes before but these are growing on me
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It appears the new batches of Burgundy are highly similar to the Dark Oak. To the point there's hardly any difference unless next to each other. 

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Edward Green is expensive. They have been expensive since the firm started making and marketing shoes for their own label. And the regular price increases are anywhere from mildly irritating to adding insult to injury. For better or worse, because of where and how they are positioned in the market, EG really wants you to pay for quality--rightly or wrongly, price is being used as a proxy for quality in a sense.

EG's goods are popular, and they maintain relatively limited distribution. Moreover, MTO is an ever growing part of their business. This is a recipe for raising prices more often than some consumers might like for any reason, e.g. rising costs, unfavorable exchange rates, desire to increase margins/ profitability. My personal belief is that if Edward Green pursued a more aggressive form of price discrimination (like Hermes has done with its ties), you would see even more lower/stable prices in certain markets (U.S. and U.K.) and far higher prices in others (Asia).

I recognize that I am generalizing here, but there are some luxury markets, e.g. Japan, South Korea, Russia perhaps, where there is less resistance/sensitivity/ difficulty to very high prices, so long as the quality is there (and sometimes a cult/popular brand can be a substitute for quality on some level). The point here is that consumer behavior and its relation to price can vary between regional and national markets, even within same luxury market or product categories.

Lastly, and most controversially, discounting occurs on RTW stock--sometimes a lot, sometimes not at all. This means that just because EG and its retailers list a black Chelsea oxford for $1,220, it does not mean you should/ need to pay full price, or that the item is worth that price. Several retailers will discount their stock in private sales, seasonal sales, or inventory clearing sales at various times. If you are willing to wait and regular RTW style fit you, sometimes waiting for some type of discount or promotion is worth the risk.
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The majority of discounts I have seen are usually limited to more obscure models or materials. Even if say a black chelsea were to go on sale you would have to have a standard foot size. I am pretty much at my ceiling with EG and GG as well. Has GG raised their prices yet? Pretty soon calf boots will be 2k.
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From my view, EG has increased their prices (I thought price increase was a bit less than 5%) because its high demand all over the world is larger every year and the Brexit is starting to affect their costs.  They are running full capacity and the Brexit it is a real issue for them (for any british importer). Should they want to keep their margins and to be on top of the english quality RTW rank they have no option.  They just can do it.  My believe is that someother english makers will follow soon. In the mean time I will continue to enjoy your new shoes.

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