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hoodog, I love your pictures' composition as much as your new boots!

post #5027 of 12060
Lovely boots, mate!
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Let the Galway onslaught begin! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

A few pictures of my newly purchased Galways on the 82 last, in dark oak and walnut country calf. Single Dainite soles and size UK 9E.

Enjoy! I am looking forward to the contributions from the rest of you guys, later this week.



Absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps the ideal Galway. If the dollar weren't so weak to the SEK, unipair would have an order for those.
post #5029 of 12060
I am so looking forward to my Dark Oak, with Mink Suede Shaft.
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I am so looking forward to my Dark Oak, with Mink Suede Shaft.

Is it from the Brooks Brothers? I am curious because that Galway seems to have fully lined shaft. When I went through MTO Edward Green would not do lined Galway in fact neither bottom of the shoe or shaft is lined on my Galway.
post #5031 of 12060
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Edward-Green-Suede-Wingtip-Monks/MH00329,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00329_Color=LTBR&contentpos=9&cgid=

Anyone own this shoe? Can anyone confirm the suede color that EG would designate if it was sold thru EG directly and not thru BB? BB merely calls it "tan."
post #5032 of 12060
hoodog: Let the Galway onslaught begin! A few pictures of my newly purchased Galways on the 82 last, in dark oak and walnut country calf. Single Dainite soles and size UK 9E. Enjoy! I am looking forward to the contributions from the rest of you guys, later this week.

splendid
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Is it from the Brooks Brothers? I am curious because that Galway seems to have fully lined shaft. When I went through MTO Edward Green would not do lined Galway in fact neither bottom of the shoe or shaft is lined on my Galway.

No EG...
post #5034 of 12060
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No EG...

Looking forward to pictures. Let us know if it lined or not.
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Is it from the Brooks Brothers? I am curious because that Galway seems to have fully lined shaft. When I went through MTO Edward Green would not do lined Galway in fact neither bottom of the shoe or shaft is lined on my Galway.

 

As far as I can work out, the problems with lining the Galway stem from its pattern and origins as a field boot.

 

It was (and still is, on the 64 last) a veldtschoen boot, the construction of which makes it, in its original form, one of the most 'waterproof' forms of leather shoemaking known. The boot has essentially two uppers, the lower upper being the whole-cut piece that is turned out and stitched down to the midsole, and the 'top' upper being welted underneath the stitched-down upper as normal.

 

Basically, the leg of the boot is part of that second upper and therefore also functions as the lining when you move down to the whole-cut 'outer' upper that forms the body of the boot. If you were to then actually line the leg, then you'd have three layers of leather around the heel of the boot. This would obviously cause some bulk, especially when the original versions of the boots would have been made of zug grain (like the one posted above) or the variations of country calf that I and others on here own.

 

To get the Galway lined, I think (and this is where someone more knowledgeable than me can chime in), you'd have to make some fundamental changes to the pattern, no? So would it still actually be a Galway as such?

 

With the shearling-lined Galways, the shearling itself only goes down as far as the outer upper, as I've tried to show here:

 

 

 

It's not just the EG veldt pattern that is similar - look at C&J's Snowdon, which is very similar and also unlined in the leg. I've just commissioned a special order Snowdon from C&J and they stipulated that the leg of the boot would have to be made of a sturdy leather, presumably so that it didn't just flop due to the lack of lining.

 

The earlier veldt boots by the legendary Lotus and later Tecnic and George Webb are all built like battleships, and never lined in their main patterns.

 

The only lined veldt boots I've seen have been Cheaney's versions like the Pennine, Fiennes and Mallory boots and also Alfred Sargent's Kelso and Selkirk models which they used to make before going all lah-dee-dah on us. All of these use or used a different pattern to the 'classic' field boot which can accommodate this and, as a result, look different in their own ways.

 

Does any of that make any sense?

post #5036 of 12060

Gents, I need your help! I'm having these babies refurbished and have decided to have the leather sole replaced by a rubber sole since they'll be working as my rainy day boots. All that was fine until EG emailed me asking whether I liked Dainite or Medway :eh:

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I have a couple of Dainite already which I like and had never thought of the Medway. In addition, I've asked EG if they can replace the storm welt by a regular welt to give them a more sleek look. They're not sure yet, but have promised to let me know by tomorrow - when I'll have to have decided whether to go with the Medway or Dainite. What do you guys say? Any experience (positive or negative) with the Medway? I should probably add that I'll be using the shoes mainly for city wear.

 

Cheers!

SKM

post #5037 of 12060
Good luck with the refurbishment. Post pics when they come back.
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Gents, I need your help! I'm having these babies refurbished and have decided to have the leather sole replaced by a rubber sole since they'll be working as my rainy day boots. All that was fine until EG emailed me asking whether I liked Dainite or Medway :eh:

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I have a couple of Dainite already which I like and had never thought of the Medway. In addition, I've asked EG if they can replace the storm welt by a regular welt to give them a more sleek look. They're not sure yet, but have promised to let me know by tomorrow - when I'll have to have decided whether to go with the Medway or Dainite. What do you guys say? Any experience (positive or negative) with the Medway? I should probably add that I'll be using the shoes mainly for city wear.

 

Cheers!

SKM

 

Dainite is sleeker but Medway better on wet or icy pavements. I'd take the Medway any day as I don't rate the studded Dainite sole highly, but I walk a lot so my priorities might be different to yours...I'd also not lose the storm welt if you might want to wear these outside.

post #5039 of 12060
^^ Going with Dainite and losing the storm welt will provide for a sleeker boot. I'd vote for that.

Much of it comes down to your intended uses.
post #5040 of 12060
What does the price of a factory refurbishment run?
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