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post #376 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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

 

So they no longer offer lined shafts? Fair enough. I can see why that might be bothersome.

 

On a side note, I find the new offering of a shearling lining a bit intriguing...

 

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post #377 of 10539
thats interesting indeed and on the 64 last, too. where are you seeing this particular make-up?

some nice Galway make-ups here:

http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-homme-edward-green/h%7C8,p%7C1-catalogue.htm
post #378 of 10539

That was a pull from the May 2012 catalogue. It was emailed to me as a PDF by EG.

post #379 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thats interesting indeed and on the 64 last, too. where are you seeing this particular make-up?
some nice Galway make-ups here:
http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-homme-edward-green/h%7C8,p%7C1-catalogue.htm

 

That site also seems to stock everything in E widths, which is nice. I know Leffot's standard is D.

post #380 of 10539
are they the same sizes?

UK E = US D

or is Leffot stocking a UKD?
post #381 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

are they the same sizes?
UK E = US D
or is Leffot stocking a UKD?

 

Hard to say. They don't list UK widths, they do list having both US Ds and US Es. The pair of US E's I ordered are marked on the shoe as UK8.5E

post #382 of 10539
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On a side note, I find the new offering of a shearling lining a bit intriguing...

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The Jermyn Street shop carries a stock version of the Galway in country calf with the upper section in grown shearling. The inside is the fur-side, the outside the (suede) flesh-side, (The word 'lining' is a bit confusing, as it indicates a separate layer).

The lower section of the boot is conventionally lined in leather.
post #383 of 10539
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The Jermyn Street shop carries a stock version of the Galway in country calf with the upper section in grown shearling. The inside is the fur-side, the outside the (suede) flesh-side, (The word 'lining' is a bit confusing, as it indicates a separate layer).
The lower section of the boot is conventionally lined in leather.

 

I'd love to see a pic of that. Sounds epic.

post #384 of 10539
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

I'd love to see a pic of that. Sounds epic.

+1. sounds gnarly
post #385 of 10539
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Originally Posted by wesos View Post

 

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.

 

 

The 888 was a last designed by one of the masters, Tony Gaziano, who was an integral part of Edward Green's bespoke division during the good old days when EG was a prestigious shoe maker. Bespoke shoes, and their lasts, are designed for elegance, particularly elegance with fine suits.

 

The Galway, being a rough boot, looks particularly good in a 888 last, at least I think it does, and to use it as an elegant shoe with a "bespoke" look to it makes it accessible to use with a fine suit. Basically, moving to the 888 last turns the Galway from its "rough look" into a "dress boot".

 

When you wear a fine suit you would typically want to wear fine socks and you would not want the inside of your boot to show an unrefined course leather or suede. The lining is also smooth and prevents rubbing on socks etc. When you wear a suit you want your shoes to be properly lined like a "dress boot".

 

Double leather sole has only minor advantages over the HAF. The "HAF" sole is a double leather welted sole which narrows to single leather at the waist.

 

The M64 is the original last of the Galway Boot and it has a distinctly "paratrooper" or "pit boot" shape to it. it is very roomy in the toe box and the heel, which i use in winter when I can use really thick socks to take up the extra room in the boot.

 

Here is a pic of a M64 in rosewood calf, my favorite "all purpose" boots, next to a second favorite, which happens to be another Galway:-

 

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These are both on Ridegeway soles

 

And the 82 last

 

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These are both HAF soles.

 

I hope you can tell I am an enthusiast, BUT if it were not for the Galway I would be going like "errrm Edward Who?"


Edited by LeJouvre - 6/5/12 at 7:34am
post #386 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thats interesting indeed and on the 64 last, too. where are you seeing this particular make-up?
some nice Galway make-ups here:
http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-homme-edward-green/h%7C8,p%7C1-catalogue.htm


At that price you would want to go to http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/edwardgreen-galway-brown.html and speak to Mark Firth or Craig.

 

I would like to actually have a go at getting an MTO for SF through EoM actually, if anyone is interested, with a 888 Galway on a double leather sole with full lining, to be worn with a nice Luttwyche suit hand tailored by Tony, something like this:-

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKlCoErnL4

 

Any takers?

 

We will need a minimum of 6 people.

post #387 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thats interesting indeed and on the 64 last, too. where are you seeing this particular make-up?
some nice Galway make-ups here:
http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-homme-edward-green/h%7C8,p%7C1-catalogue.htm


Wow!

The EG's stocked here are epic!

Wish they had more in EG 9.5E.

Those blue/blue suede's are gorgeous!

Blue galways? Wow!
post #388 of 10539
Got my first Greens from George Bass in 2002. $675 for mto Lomonds in mahogany country calf on the 202 last. First of many. Nothing but top marks for George.
post #389 of 10539
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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

Got my first Greens from George Bass in 2002. $675 for mto Lomonds in mahogany country calf on the 202 last. First of many. Nothing but top marks for George.

After 10 years, I'm sure the same pair is $1K more; however, I'm sure yours are still giving you many miles.
post #390 of 10539
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thats interesting indeed and on the 64 last, too. where are you seeing this particular make-up?
some nice Galway make-ups here:
http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-homme-edward-green/h%7C8,p%7C1-catalogue.htm

Anyone know if tax is subtracted and what percentage it would be if shipped to the US (similar to VAT)? Sorry, haven't ordered from France before.
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