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Am I the only one suspecting that EG's price increase might be related to their expanded export to Japan through their new flagship store in Tokyo...?

I doubt it.
post #28547 of 28910
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Am I the only one suspecting that EG's price increase might be related to their expanded export to Japan through their new flagship store in Tokyo...?

May be that and to pay back the investment in their new lasts?.They sure need more cash!!.  Just joking.

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Am I the only one suspecting that EG's price increase might be related to their expanded export to Japan through their new flagship store in Tokyo...?
PrIcing in Japan is already significantly higher with their imports charges-¥190,000 (£1,400) for Dover and ¥160,000 (£1,130) for Chelsea. These prices are ex-GST.
Edited by benf - 10/13/16 at 3:18am
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Prices in Japan have always been higher for imported goods, for various reasons, i.e. high import duties, local partner needs to take a cut
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For those on the fence or wondering the differences between the regular line and top drawer here is a pictorial comparison of the same shoe.
Inverness 8.5E with instep adjustment, nighshade on 202
And
Top drawer inverness 8.5 w adjustment, burnt pine on 202
Fairly significant difference in the overall look of the shoe IMO










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Trainers and Boat shoes are non-welted and are often bought in from Italy or India. They are a way of filling the shelves with a high margin product which is just branded.

 

John Lobb's new designer, Paula Gerbase has moved the range to a more chunky utilitarian look so their may be less emphasis.

 

Trickers ship worldwide from their website so may be worth a look.

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Trainers and Boat shoes are non-welted and are often bought in from Italy or India. They are a way of filling the shelves with a high margin product which is just branded.

John Lobb's new designer, Paula Gerbase has moved the range to a more chunky utilitarian look so their may be less emphasis.

Trickers ship worldwide from their website so may be worth a look.

This is the EG thread so we i will keep it brief.
Lobb sneaks are generally made in Italy. As said above --> high profit and popular. Nothing wrong with a business making money from a new demographic. They just introduced a new sneaker MTO (i kid you not)so thats probably not going away. I have several "designer" sneaks aming diff brands and these are very nice and certainly not low quality.

Dont know about boat shoes bc i dont wear them and never looked at them.
On their website they have many classic english shoes stowey, chelsea boot, chapel, philip, city. Many more can be MTOed.
Also have some new designs generally on the classic english 8695 last. None of them are that horrible, but again taste is subjective.
I personally think there is a little bit of everything there,,and the "oldies but goodies" are still there if thats what you are into.

Now back to regularly scheduled EG talk.
Edited by coldinboston - 10/10/16 at 9:35am
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Trainers and Boat shoes are non-welted and are often bought in from Italy or India. They are a way of filling the shelves with a high margin product which is just branded.

As far as I was aware JL's boat shoes (when they were still available) were welted and made in England. FEIT's leather sneakers use a modified Goodyear construction. JL's trainers are made in Italy – you're post seems imply that they are of low quality and not a lot of thought goes into them as they are just a branded item to fill the shelves – I would say the opposite. I don't know of any premium or luxury shoe maker using India for production of sneakers?
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^^^ Just a short note on the sneaker discussion above. There's a lot of nicely made sneakers out there today, with good upper leathers etc, but the problem is that more or less all of them use paper board insoles, which commonly gets lousy and makes the shoes ruined within a few years. Way to few use proper leather insoles for their premium sneakers.

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Great contribution! Those pictures are very helpful, thank you for sharing. @coldinboston
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Did a little fall closet cleaning today in lieu of a slow Columbus Day and decided to snap a quick shot of my Galway family.

I give you - Gally's in the Alley!

(Which affords me much more real estate than the alternative picture I was considering...Dover's in the Rover.)


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That's first rate boot porn right there.

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This morning I thrifted a pair of Ede & Ravenscroft black patent evening dress shoes.
What I've been able to find out today, both Edward Green and Cheaney have made patent shoes for Ede & Ravenscroft.

These are marked "Savoy" inside the tongue, and have the number 1689, which I'm guessing is the last.
They look very similar to the EG Carnegie shoe.

Does anyone know this Savoy shoe and if it was made by Edward Green?







Edited by Odradek - 10/11/16 at 3:11am
post #28559 of 28910
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

^^^ Just a short note on the sneaker discussion above. There's a lot of nicely made sneakers out there today, with good upper leathers etc, but the problem is that more or less all of them use paper board insoles, which commonly gets lousy and makes the shoes ruined within a few years. Way to few use proper leather insoles for their premium sneakers.

Which premium brands are using paper board insoles? CPs use a foam backed leather insole – the problem with it is it is glued in, but the sneakers are leather lined. Buttero use a foamed backed leather insole, which is removable and can be replaced, but their sneakers are generally unlined. FEIT use a removable leather insole with the option of a cork insole for fit.
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Which premium brands are using paper board insoles? CPs use a foam backed leather insole – the problem with it is it is glued in, but the sneakers are leather lined. Buttero use a foamed backed leather insole, which is removable and can be replaced, but their sneakers are generally unlined. FEIT use a removable leather insole with the option of a cork insole for fit.

 

Yeah gets a bit confusing here, since it's often two "insoles" in sneakers. I talk about the bottom onto which the upper is glued and which is then glued towards the rubber outsole. Not the removable sole placed on top of this. AFAIK it's standard with paper board here when going with Margom soles and the likes.

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