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unfortunately this is so small that the descriptions are not readable...

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great, many thanks
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888 needs to be fully lined because 888 is typically a last for a city shoe.

 

For the ignorant among us (me), could you elaborate on this?  Is lining a shoe/boot just a comfort thing?

 

Looks like neither of those two boots has the full double sole, at best you will find the "HAF" sole, which is not bad.\

 

What is the advantage of the full double sole over the HAF?  And what is an "M64"???

 

A lot of questions, I know.  But those boots are just so impressive; I can't stop thinking about them!  How sad to think they are virtually unobtainable...  What goes G&G do that is similar?

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What size should I go about trying on in EG if my regular shoe size is a TTS 10EEE.  I understanding sizing is different in each shoe company, but I don't have means of going to a store to try on different lasts and find my exact sizing per last.  Any recommendations to those who have wider feet and fit a good EG last comfortably in the toe box area.

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A lot of questions, I know.  But those boots are just so impressive; I can't stop thinking about them!  How sad to think they are virtually unobtainable...  What goes G&G do that is similar?


No no, the Galway is certainly obtainable, it is just the full double leather sole (instead of the "HAF" sole) with the full lining which is not easily obtainable.

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What size should I go about trying on in EG if my regular shoe size is a TTS 10EEE.  I understanding sizing is different in each shoe company, but I don't have means of going to a store to try on different lasts and find my exact sizing per last.  Any recommendations to those who have wider feet and fit a good EG last comfortably in the toe box area.


Which last do you prefer?

 

As a wide fit I would go for their 9.5F202 and, if you are after the Galway boot, I would go for the UK 9 or 9.5 M64, which is a really generous last.

 

In 82 or 888 lasts the 9.5 F fit would be generally ok as a wild guess. Nothing is better than actually trying the shoes on first though, so just keep that in mind.

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I'll take your Dark Oak/Walnut CC Galway and raise you my MTO Galway.

Namor, I don't care what anybody says on the topic, but the EG Galway is the best boot by any manufacturer by far.

The 82 and 888 versions can be worn to the boardroom or into the garden or on a fishing trip.

The M64 would be great in battle dress when you are busy invading some recalcitrant nation, and, not only that, it would also look good in a Luttwyche suit when you present the other side with their minimal acceptable terms of surrender.

A very versatile boot, and this boot is the last remaining reason I am still a client of Edward Green.

Here is my fully lined Galway on the 888 last with full double leather sole (not the HAF sole either, this bruiser has the full double leather sole) :-
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After reading through that, I feel like I desperately need a pair of Galway boots. George Bass in Nola insists that their relationship with the MTO program with EG hasn't changed. I think I need to take a trip down there and put that to the test.
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After reading through that, I feel like I desperately need a pair of Galway boots. George Bass in Nola insists that their relationship with the MTO program with EG hasn't changed. I think I need to take a trip down there and put that to the test.

If George Bass does talk EG into a fully lined double leather Galway, please tell me because i will add to your order and maybe get a quantity discount for both of us.

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If George Bass does talk EG into a fully lined double leather Galway, please tell me because i will add to your order and maybe get a quantity discount for both of us.

I'll let you know. George Bass claims they're the oldest continual EG account in the US so they get special treatment. I have no idea if that's true, but it's worth a shot either way.
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Thanks for the info. Now to plan a trip to Northampton biggrin.gif

those prices make you want to take a trip to northampton? why not just shop the RL sale?
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those prices make you want to take a trip to northampton? why not just shop the RL sale?

I can hit AS and C&J along the way smile.gif

I've never been to Northampton and wouldn't mind checking one of the factories out sometime in the next few years.

Although the Mansion is a few blocks from me, unfortunately my size is usually limited (6.5/7) and with NYC tax it adds up.
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No no, the Galway is certainly obtainable, it is just the full double leather sole (instead of the "HAF" sole) with the full lining which is not easily obtainable.

 

Ah, I see.  So the calf/pebble combination is still one that EG will make?

 

Can I also re-ask my questions (in bold) from earlier, quoting your post, LeJouvre:

 

 

    " 888 needs to be fully lined because 888 is typically a last for a city shoe.

 

     For the ignorant among us (me), could you elaborate on this?  Is lining just a comfort thing?

 

     Looks like neither of those two boots has the full double sole, at best you will find the "HAF" sole, which is not bad.\

 

     What is the advantage of the full double sole over the HAF?  And what is an "M64"???   "

 

Ta.

 

 

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I can hit AS and C&J along the way smile.gif
I've never been to Northampton and wouldn't mind checking one of the factories out sometime in the next few years.
Although the Mansion is a few blocks from me, unfortunately my size is usually limited (6.5/7) and with NYC tax it adds up.


I was there on Thurday - those were the most common sizes that I found while there.

For my wallets sake im a 10.5:satisfied:
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Those Galways were a regular MTO purchase every year by myself and my dad before me and grandfather before him, dating back long before I was born.

 

EG will refuse to make any more of them. They will only make the standard RTW Galway  -  Meh, I'll pass thanks  -  EG are slowly declining into a carbon copy of C&J.

 

Fully lined Galways in the sleekest last with double leather sole together with a second pair in the M64 and the toughest sole (these days the Ridgeway ) has been an annual tradition from my family for as long as I can remember, but that was during the good old days when EG was a prestigious shoe maker, which they no longer really are any more.

 

The pair pictured could only be bought after a MAJOR war with almost the entire rude compliment of EG reps and I very much doubt they will ever make another pair again.

 

Just another sign of a dying tradition and the slow decline of another great shoe maker.

 

I know Skyvalet1 used to offer them in this combination, but Skyvalet1 has suddenly reduced their exposure to EG quite significantly over the past 4-6 months. They obviously had a little fall out with the "Dragon".

 

I find G & G fills the hole left behind by EG quite well though, so it is no real sweat.

 

We still have one last final order with EG for a pair of Cardovan Sandringham with double leather soles. And even this order, which was reasonably frequent, EG refused to do it any way other than as a Top Drawer and the only reason we went ahead and ordered them at such a ridiculous price was because these will probably be the last shoes Grand Dad will ever buy.

 

I grew up with EG and so it is real sad to see them go this way.

 

Still, they are a fantastic pair of boots, well worth owning, and if you can convince G&G or Lobb of St James to make you a pair, you will find these to be the most pleasurable boots to own.

 

Can you clarify which piece of this they refuse to make now? I've had no trouble getting Galways in various leather combinations with a double leather sole. What do you mean by full lining? As opposed to what?

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JD, the Galway that leffot stocks has an unlined pebble grain shaft. I think thats what LJ is referring to.
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