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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

GQ writers probably copy from us. smile.gif

If they don't, they should.
post #17 of 20

...double monks. That derby looks stupid. I don't know why this is a discussion.

post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Haha. This is helpful, in a way, as I don't own a pair of monks and wonder if there's a reason for that. wink.gif

That gave me an interesting idea about the G&G whole cuts...random question, does G&G have the same heel height and goodyear welting as Lobb's? I'm assuming the difference in price is mainly due to leathers used...
post #19 of 20
Heel height should be relatively similar....G&G's may just be slightly higher however.....maybe.....price discrepancy is not due to leather, as they both use among the highest qualities.....more so brand strength.....Lobb has the strongest brand name in quality men's dress shoes as they are among the oldest companies and have been worn by royalty for a very long time......this affects your price and allows you to charge a higher mark up as people will pay no matter what for that brand recognition.....

at the top, the only things that separate the makers are: brand strength, attention to detail and finishing capabilities i.e. how good they can do a fiddleback sole, a bevelled waist or things of that nature.....leather qualities should all be comparable....
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by stupendous View Post

what about these?  EG Westminster in the 888 last in dark oak antique.  Beautiful shoes!
(borrowed the pic from Malford - sorry)
edward-green-westminster.jpg

I just picked up those and love them (see EG appreciation thread).
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