+2 and also prefer the SC version.
Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy - Page 223
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John Lobb (Northampton) produced these boots in 2008, and had them in the catalogue just for one season.
I agree: laces, straps with 'Sam Browne studs' and a zip on top of it is a bit of overkill.
This is so bizarre. Had ordered a MTO Bamford fm EG a few months ago. They took a deposit and after 2 months wrote to say they had 'technical difficulties' producing the shoe and they could either make something else or refund my deposit. They also couldn't say when the technical difficulties would be resolved. I chose the refund. Now I see on the Leffot link above a Bamford in tobacco suede listed as an MTO dated May 2013. Fucked if I know what's going on.
Anyway, I ended up purchasing a whole cut loafer from Justin Shoe Snob at his low introductory price of 235 quid. The Bamford would most likely be better finished, slightly better materials but the dumbasses at EG saved me 500 pounds.
Edited by Fiddler - 5/24/13 at 6:13am
Thanks for posting....I was wondering what kind of problem it might be as the design looks really simple to me. BUt they wouldn't say.
I was just surprised to see a Bamford MTO posted on Leffots site dated 16 May 2013...that suggests it might have been ordered sometime in January 2013. But how is that possible if EG arent making Bamfords any more?
Taking Jerrybrowne's lead I wanted to share my collection. Loved his Dover's in suede. As I said earlier - probably my next MTO. I am happy to hear any ones thoughts on where my collection should go next. I have on order a pair of Cadogan's in mink suede and Ullswater in Mahogany country calf. I do all of my MTO's through Leffot - highly recommended. Thanks guys and enjoy.
1. Canterbury in Black calf on 888 - First pick-up from right here on SF.
2. Asquith in Dark Oak calf on 888 - First MTO
3. Westminster in Mahogony country calf on 888 - MTO
4. Banbury in Brown suede on 89 - Thanks SF
5. Wells in Dark Oak calf on 82 - Thanks SF
6. Elmsley in Burgundy calf on 888 - Thanks SF
7. Frome in Burgundy calf on 82 - MTO
8. Dover in Walnut country calf on 606 - Leffot
9. Galway in Dark Oak and Walnut country calf on 82 - Leffot
10. Westminster in Navy Blue Crup on 888 - Leffot Third Anniversary Shoe
11. Sandringham in Cognac Crup on 202 - Leather Soul
12. Beaulieu in Dark Oak calf on 888 - MTO
Excellent collection. That's getting close to Aportnoy (okay, maybe not THAT close...). I do have mixed feelings when I pick up shoes from other makers since EGs fit me excellently. However, I really don't need any more... unless someone is heading to Northampton for the factory sale!!!
Maybe i should inventory my few pairs for a show and tell.
Thanks. It had been some time since I posted those. In the mean time I've actually parted with #'s 1 and 6 (sold on SF and eBay). 2, 3 and 4 are currently being recrafted at EG. Very excited to see the results in a couple months. I've picked up a pair of Ullswaters in Mahogany country calf (202), Cadogans in mink suede (82), Shannons in coffee suede (82), Pimlicos in dark oak (100), Sandringham golf shoes in Chestnut and Maple (202), Malverns in Chestnut (202) and Dovers in dark oak (606). I also have another pair of Westministers on order in Coffee suede (888). When I get my redrafts back and the Westministers I'll post everything again.
BTW, I'm nowhere near aportnoy - my closet (nor my wallet) just does not have the capacity.
Check out the bottom of this page - jerrybrowne posted the Harrogates in Mahogany and I posted my Ullswaters.