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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Interesting I was under the impression that Westminster is only made on 888 last.puzzled.gif

I have both the 82 and the 888 in the Westminster - maybe the offerings have changed since I bought them.
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Edited by jhcam8 - 7/5/14 at 4:21pm
post #9617 of 14849
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Of course its possible - anything is. But as a single person getting a regular MTO, it isn't. Stores like Leffot might be able to get another deal from EG, since they usually stock up on a specific make-up. However, EG has become very restrictive with what you can change on their models and nowadays possible last changes are pretty few - normally just a selection between two or maybe three.

Lucky I ordered these last year then - or maybe the year before.
Galway 202
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^^ Nice looking Galway. Looks good on the 202.
post #9619 of 14849

@jhcam8 :wow: You, Sir, have some exceptional shoe collection.

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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

I have both the 82 and the 888 in the Westminster - maybe the offerings have changed since I bought them.
Per the most current Skoak EG price list, the Westminster can be made on the 82 and 888 last.

So how about a Westminster GMTO then smile.gif
post #9621 of 14849
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Interesting I was under the impression that Westminster is only made on 888 last.puzzled.gif

I have both the 82 and the 888 in the Westminster - maybe the offerings have changed since I bought them.
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To make things perhaps more confusing, I have Westminsters on the 888 and 202. biggrin.gif
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@sevenfoldtieguy Could you post a photo of Westminister on 202 last? Pleeeeease!

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Trying to purchase my first EG and leaning toward Malvern or Asquith.

 

How do the 82 and 888 lasts compare to Vass F? I have a very high instep and often have a large "V" gap in oxfords. Size 42 in Vass F fits me a touch long but overall very well. The laces close with about a 1/4 inch gap.

 

Do EG's 82 and 888 lasts accommodate high insteps as well Vass F? Any other major fit differences?

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My opinion is the instep of EG is not that high. If Vass fits close to perfect in the instep area for you, EG might leave a large 'V' when you wear oxfords.
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I have both the 82 and the 888 in the Westminster - maybe the offerings have changed since I bought them.
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Lucky I ordered these last year then - or maybe the year before.
Galway 202
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Thats some really nice old age hoarding right there. ;) Great stuff! Congrats.

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Shearling Galway in walnut country calf and mink suede, hopefully a feature of many winters to come, alongside the almond country calf model (both veldtschoen). Colour is most accurate in the bottom photo:

 

 

 

 

How does the shearling hold up in these boots?

 

With the shearling lining are they comfortable for use in Autumn and Spring, or does it relegate it to being a Winter only boot.

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How does the shearling hold up in these boots?

 

With the shearling lining are they comfortable for use in Autumn and Spring, or does it relegate it to being a Winter only boot.

 

Shearing is looking a little bit thin after two years' wear but in good condition and they barely got worn last winter due to most of Britain just having a six-month wet autumn instead!

 

Seasonal wear will be relative to your local conditions, of course, but I could wear these between October and February or March if I wanted too, and that's in the mild UK climate.

 

If you're after a proper, shearling-lined winter boot though then Cheaney have some decent models which, to me, are much more suitable and you'll be quids in because they're less than half the retail price of EG. I own the Irvine brogue boot by them which is fully lined as opposed to just the leg of the boot, as per the Galway. Not as classy and definitely chunkier but but possibly more suited than even the 64 last Galway to a decent chunky winter wardrobe.

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Thanks. I will pass on the shearling then.

 

The Cheaney's would be nice, but I'm a B fitting and they don't offer anything quite so narrow.

 

Does anyone know any other brands aside from EG and C&J that will provide a boot in a B fitting?

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I find Cheaney lasts to be "clownish" with those toe box .. The reason I never bought anything from them, though I'm sure they have a good price/value ratio ..

Having shearling in the boots is useless if you live in the cities, imo .. Wherever you go, AC is on- malls/buildings/parking lots .. My feet would boil in those boots .. They make sense if you would walk in a snow for a longer distances, or go to mountain on vacation..

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

I find Cheaney lasts to be "clownish" with those toe box .. The reason I never bought anything from them, though I'm sure they have a good price/value ratio ..


Having shearling in the boots is useless if you live in the cities, imo .. Wherever you go, AC is on- malls/buildings/parking lots .. My feet would boil in those boots .. They make sense if you would walk in a snow for a longer distances, or go to mountain on vacation..

I find their lasts to be more traditional than some of the more recent, sleeker lasts that have found fame since English boot makers have won more international renown.

They're decent boots though, just perfect for a walk down to a nice pub on a snowy night just before Christmas smile.gif
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