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post #31 of 52
I think the prices for RLPL shoes have risen to $850 to $900, can anyone confirm?? Still a good deal (at retail) when the trees are factored in. Maybe RL get's a special wholesale price...
post #32 of 52
Is that a good deal? Recall someone posted a month or so ago about Richard's -- a high-end clothing/shoe store in Greenwich (or Darien?), CT -- that will order EG's (not RLPL's though) at a delivered cost of $675. When you factor in RLPL's use of last 89 and the inclusion of the shoetree, perhaps it's a closer call.... Either way, I certainly can't see calling EG directly to order shoes when Richard's can do it much more cheaply.
post #33 of 52
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Is that a good deal? Recall someone posted a month or so ago about Richard's -- a high-end clothing/shoe store in Greenwich (or Darien?), CT -- that will order EG's (not RLPL's though) at a delivered cost of $675. When you factor in RLPL's use of last 89 and the inclusion of the shoetree, perhaps it's a closer call.... Either way, I certainly can't see calling EG directly to order shoes when Richard's can do it much more cheaply.
Well, remember that while Phil continues to be able to special-order EG shoes from Richard's for $695 per pair, TimelessRider was quoted a significantly higher price ($950 for Halifax boots, if I recall correctly). I think that the speculation is that Phil's pricing reflects his status as a long-time Richard's customer and is not generally available to most people. I know that I haven't been able to find special-order EGs for anywhere near that price, especially now with the precipitous fall in the dollar over the last year or so. In that context, $850 for EG shoes with trees is not unreasonable.
post #34 of 52
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They may still be made by EG and that is how they differentiate slightly, but I wouldn't want someone to pay $500 expecting something and possibly getting another. There is a picture of EG Cardiff's on the "Shoe photos" topic and you can judge for yourself.
Since I have enough difficulty resisting EG shoes at regular price, there was virtually no chance that I would avoid buying ones in my size in a model and color that I've been considering anyway when they were available at a significant discount. The shoes came today, and they are indeed EG shoes. For some reason, they came in a Polo Ralph Lauren shoe box, which might account for the way that Bluefly listed them. They were marked 9 1/2-10D, but for some reason, they fit more like my 9.5 E EG shoes than my 9.5 D EG shoes. Perhaps it's the last (89), or perhaps it's because they're bluchers where my other 9.5 D EG shoes are balmorals. I don't know. It's curious that there were no shoe bags when they came with the RL shoe trees (which rank only behind the two Vass versions of the different models that I've seen) and with the standard EG polishing cloth, minus the EG logo. Oh, well. In any event, they're well-worth the price that I paid.
post #35 of 52
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Since I have enough difficulty resisting EG shoes at regular price,
Do you think the two of us should establish a Twelve Step program of EGAA (Edward Green Addicts Anonymous)?
post #36 of 52
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Do you think the two of us should establish a Twelve Step program of EGAA (Edward Green Addicts Anonymous)?
Hmmm, such a program could save me some money...
post #37 of 52
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Do you think the two of us should establish a Twelve Step program of EGAA (Edward Green Addicts Anonymous)?
Hmmm, such a program could save me some money...
Yes, but you have to admit that you have a problem first. I don't have a problem. I can quit any time.
post #38 of 52
Concerning the Edward Green pricing at Richards, this is the latest development. I had picked up my Halifaxes from Arlyne at Richards last week, and paid 695.00. This past Thurs. Arylne called me and told me a funny story about a guy who called her, saying that she was referenced on a internet fashion forum, and asked her if in fact the prices were correct. She quoted 695.00 for him also. She told me they simply dont mark up the shoes as much as other stores. I dont know how long the prices will last considering the severe markup at other stores, but hopefully we can all enjoy it for as long as it lasts.
post #39 of 52
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This past Thurs. Arylne called me and told me a funny story about a guy who called her, saying that she was referenced on a internet fashion forum, and asked her if in fact the prices were correct. She quoted 695.00 for him also.
I'm glad to hear it, and I hope that Arlyne gets more orders from Style Forum members. It's a testament to the power of the internet.
post #40 of 52
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I don't have a problem. I can quit any time.
True...That's what I always say...hick...after my 24th Budweiser.
post #41 of 52
jcusey - did you order the brown or the black? I'm debating picking up one pair of each - near buy one get one free is too tempting. Would you say they most closely resemble the cardiff? Thanks.
post #42 of 52
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They were marked 9 1/2-10D
jcusey, did you order 9 1/2 or 10?
post #43 of 52
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jcusey - did you order the brown or the black? I'm debating picking up one pair of each - near buy one get one free is too tempting. Would you say they most closely resemble the cardiff?
I ordered the brown. The actual color appears to be what EG calls chestnut antique, although they're a little bit darker than the other chestnut antique shoes that I have. They don't just resemble the Cardiff model; they are the Cardiff model.
post #44 of 52
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jcusey, did you order 9 1/2 or 10?
10.
post #45 of 52
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jcusey - did you order the brown or the black?  I'm debating picking up one pair of each - near buy one get one free is too tempting. Would you say they most closely resemble the cardiff?
I ordered the brown. The actual color appears to be what EG calls chestnut antique, although they're a little bit darker than the other chestnut antique shoes that I have. They don't just resemble the Cardiff model; they are the Cardiff model.
Thanks for being the "canary in the mine" on these shoes.  I generally wouldn't pay this much for a pair of shoes, but I have a sizable Bluefly credit from my return of a mis-described suit and am thinking of splurging on the brown pair.  Do antique-finished shoes need to be shined any differently than shoes with a uniform finish?
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