Originally Posted by sdolina
I've heard recently from the Leaves that Galways are not available in 888 even by MTO, seems not true.
Originally Posted by NAMOR
^ likewise but from another vendor. Curious how long ago the bronze galwy order was placed.
In other news, that boot is on fiiiiiiyaaaah!
@sdolina: This boot was made using the E.G. Top Drawer route. The sales rep I talked to, was of the opinion that the Galway is not well suited to be made on the 888 last partially due to construction issues and I presume partially from the heritage perspective. The issues they have in regards to construction he gave me I cannot recall. I also get the feeling E.G. just doesn't think that 888 suits the Galway very well because the Galway was originally conceived as a country boot. They are certainly not eager to take on orders of the Galway on the 888, they will do all they can to persuade you to have it made of the 64, 202 or 82 last.
I and a few other E.G. enthusiasts think otherwise, because since the Galway was made available on the 82 I think it has morphed into two different styles: the original rugged country style boot and a sleek urban style boot. Personally the 82/888 incarnations of the Galway speak to me the most. Of the two I like the 888 version by far because I personally
find the toe box of the 888 looks more symmetric compared to the 82 and hence find the boot to look more balanced on the 888.
I am not 100% sure but I believe the E.G. will only make an Galway on 888 if you are a regular customer and if you have them made via the Top Drawer route (not via the regular MTO route), if you would like to know for sure I recommend you contact their Jermyn St. sales team.
@Namor: The boots also took approx. 20 weeks to have made.
PS: Thanks for your kind words guys!