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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Dover is online in dark oak on 888 last

I have nothing against the 888 (indeed, I have it), but, for me, I prefer a few other lasts for the Dover. I have the Dover on the 606 and 202.
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Indeed I do not find split toes attractive on square toe lasts, this is my personal opinion. I have not seen what 606 looks like in the real life.
post #3303 of 10411
Speaking of 888... I find they work best on wingtips:
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Great burnishing.
post #3305 of 10411
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Indeed I do not find split toes attractive on square toe lasts, this is my personal opinion. I have not seen what 606 looks like in the real life.

IMO, the 606 may be the best last for the Dover. nod[1].gif
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My photos are of the 606 last
post #3307 of 10411
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

They are carrying the Dover?! Didn't see that online. Is that in-store only? If so, would you happen to know what leather/last?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Edward-Green-Algonquins/MH00059,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00059_Color=DKRD&contentpos=2&cgid=0522
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Hi everyone, I've contacted EG for some clarification and just received an e-mail. I decided to give them a call to discuss the matter. The main outcome is this:


- The pice list is several years old and far from accurate at this moment
- EG definately has no intention of doing collective deals
- There is something strange about the entire story; several factors dont stack up.
(Eg. (no pun intended) supposedly the list was given by a Jermyn Street employee with a French accent. There are no Jermyn Street employees with French or similar accents)


These (old) prices give a distorted view of value as retailers still have several expenses (VAT, rent, staff salaries, etc.) which a consumer will easily (want to) overlook seing the ex factory prices.

To be honest, this outcome doesn't surprise me at all.
Edited by Crat - 5/22/13 at 7:45am
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No way! Shocking!!!!

Retailers mark up goods???!?!?!?! Retailers have expenses!?!?!?!! Manufacturers don't undercut their distribution channels!?!?!?!??!?!?! WHAAAAAT?????????????

Oh, I'm gonna be depressed for a few days now.



That said, I'm in for 8 pairs if it somehow works out - we can always hope that there's some tricky loophole left in there somewhere. facepalm.gif
post #3310 of 10411

Good. It felt too much like cheating.

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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

Good. It felt too much like cheating.

It's not cheating if you don't get caught
post #3312 of 10411
Or, if you have a good lawyer, priest, rabbi, etc.
post #3313 of 10411
I just ordered a pair of Dovers from Brooks. 30% savings smile.gif I think it looks plenty good enough on the 888. I do agree that split toes make the rounder toe lasts look sharper.

Had to do a special order to get D width shoes
post #3314 of 10411
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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

I just ordered a pair of Dovers from Brooks. 30% savings smile.gif I think it looks plenty good enough on the 888. I do agree that split toes make the more-rounded toe lasts look sharper.

Gotta like 30% off. Nice catch. nod[1].gif
post #3315 of 10411
I'm still holding out hope for near free EGs
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