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i tried checking out and shipping was something crazy like 140 Euro. Free ship to france though!
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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:

I take it the most common sizes at the Mansion not EG !
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EG for Barney's (33)

Since the 33 last is no more, anyone know its closest substitute?
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i tried checking out and shipping was something crazy like 140 Euro. Free ship to france though!

I sent a message a couple days ago but never heard back. Wow! That's some insane shipping! Almost 1/3 of the price of our MTO shell boot! shog[1].gif
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The 33 was a supposedly a square-toed version of the rounder 32 last, upon which the 202 was based. The 606, which I dont think I've ever seen, is supposedly a square-toed version of the 202, so it sounds like the 33 and 606 would look somewhat similar. I'd love to see a pic of the 606 if anyone has one.

You can see the 32, 33, and 202 here:

http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/evolution-of-last-edward-green-from-to.html

EG re-tweeted this blog post - they did not point out any factual/historical errors or omissions, so I would hope its relatively accurate in its description of the evolution of the lasts.
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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?"

Great explanation.  Thanks for taking the time.

 

If I knew my size in EG, i'd be sorely tempted to take up your offer on the SF Galway buy, but alas...  Visiting London next year so have to put the dream on hold til then.

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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.

Damn.
post #398 of 8289
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

The 33 was a supposedly a square-toed version of the rounder 32 last, upon which the 202 was based. The 606, which I dont think I've ever seen, is supposedly a square-toed version of the 202, so it sounds like the 33 and 606 would look somewhat similar. I'd love to see a pic of the 606 if anyone has one.
You can see the 32, 33, and 202 here:
http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/evolution-of-last-edward-green-from-to.html
EG re-tweeted this blog post - they did not point out any factual/historical errors or omissions, so I would hope its relatively accurate in its description of the evolution of the lasts.

Thanks for the direction and it was an excellent read. I have heard various opinions about it but would like to know yours, My shoes are marked 7D; am I correct to assume theyu are 6.5/7D or 6.5/7E?
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

The 33 was a supposedly a square-toed version of the rounder 32 last, upon which the 202 was based. The 606, which I dont think I've ever seen, is supposedly a square-toed version of the 202, so it sounds like the 33 and 606 would look somewhat similar. I'd love to see a pic of the 606 if anyone has one.
You can see the 32, 33, and 202 here:
http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/evolution-of-last-edward-green-from-to.html
EG re-tweeted this blog post - they did not point out any factual/historical errors or omissions, so I would hope its relatively accurate in its description of the evolution of the lasts.

Good analysis. The 606 is probably a bit more chiseled than the 33. My first pair of EG's (and still my favorite) are a pair of Dover's in Dark Oak on the 606. From what I've seen floating around, it seems like the Dover/606 is/was a very popular combination. There are a ton of pics of various styles and lasts (including the 606) here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/33612/shoe-pictorial-index
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

The 33 was a supposedly a square-toed version of the rounder 32 last, upon which the 202 was based. The 606, which I dont think I've ever seen, is supposedly a square-toed version of the 202, so it sounds like the 33 and 606 would look somewhat similar. I'd love to see a pic of the 606 if anyone has one.
You can see the 32, 33, and 202 here:
http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/evolution-of-last-edward-green-from-to.html
EG re-tweeted this blog post - they did not point out any factual/historical errors or omissions, so I would hope its relatively accurate in its description of the evolution of the lasts.

I'm sure you've seen the 606. Every time I think of the 606 I think of Ich_Dien's shoes here http://www.styleforum.net/t/174924/ic-edward-green-shoes-10-10-5-uk-only/0_100#post_3119326

I even had his pic as my avatar for a while.

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post #401 of 8289
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Thanks for the direction and it was an excellent read. I have heard various opinions about it but would like to know yours, My shoes are marked 7D; am I correct to assume theyu are 6.5/7D or 6.5/7E?

Thanks - I'm speculating but I've seen older EGs made for American companies like Nordstrom or Cole Haan and those shoes only list the American size. I have a Nordstrom pair marked 10.5B and they are not an 11; they fit my size 10 feet well enough after stretching by EG. The Cole Haans also list one size and pretty sure its the American size. So if I had to guess, I would assume that if those are vintage EG for Barneys, its probably a US size.
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I'm sure you've seen the 606. Every time I think of the 606 I think of Ich_Dien's shoes here http://www.styleforum.net/t/174924/ic-edward-green-shoes-10-10-5-uk-only/0_100#post_3119326
I even had his pic as my avatar for a while.
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Yep, I think you're right - pretty sure I've seen that avatar pic.

I like that last - not sure how it would look on my feet, but I like the look of it.
post #403 of 8289
Interested in a couple of shoes from sartoriale.com (I think affiliated with Demeter & Halmos) but I've tried to contact them but never got any responses.
Edited by DpprDr - 6/8/12 at 12:28pm
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For those with EG trees, anything special re: fit? I thought there were lasted trees but when I contacted them they said they just had standard trees.
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Generally, They fill out the entire shoe including the vamp area whereas most generic trees do not. I guess they offer a single last because their shoes fit similarly? However I do know that for a period EG made lasted trees for their RL line
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