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post #1216 of 1687

They are up for sale. Maybe they will appeal to somebody!  :) 

post #1217 of 1687
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

@rexet
What was the final choice? revolve.gif
Hehe smile.gif !
I went to upper-shoes (a multi brand that sell Edward Green) and John Lobb store yesterday.
First I compared the Berkeley and the Midford and I love them both but I think the 82 last suited me best. My wife found the 202 last too rounded.
After that we went to the John Lobb store and she fell in love with the Philip II in Pewter museum calf! She told me these are the ones I should buy.
I decided to wait until wednesday, day of the official sales in France, to see if I could find some great deals. If I don't, I have 3 days to make my final decision but for the moment I think I will go with the EG Midford. But I know I will have to get these Philip II in Pewter in the future smile.gif !

I'll keep you informed smile.gif
post #1218 of 1687

He He .. What did I tell you .. All women I asked for a quick opinion liked JL more!

I am fishing for a deal on a new pair of JL William II double monks in brown calf in UK9E, so if anyone here has one to sell, let me know the price.

Their rejects are so pricey these days - asking 465 GBP / 800 USD including shipping..

post #1219 of 1687
Nikola > you're going to be disappointed... The final choice has been JL smile.gif !

I went to the store during my lunch today and I bought... two pair of oxfords :
- JL Becketts in Dark Brown Museum Calf
- JL Rothley in Dark Brown Misty Calf

I was really close to buy a pair of Chambord II too but my wallet felt already light after the first two pairs.

But don't worry, I am sure I will buy some EG in the near future smile.gif
Edited by rexet - 6/25/14 at 7:35am
post #1220 of 1687

@rexet Let me Congrats. you on a purchase! +2.

I really like the brogue details on Rothleys. The color is beautiful too.

NOW .. Khm - Khm .. I am not disappointed at all, as I predicted that your 1st purchase will be JL, especially since you are shopping with your wife :D ..

Here's the proof .. :))


Jokes aside, you bought fantastic shoes, and there is nothing to regret for, or to have a second thoughts. They do look much better than EG's in the eyes of a common people that are not a shoe fanatics and I am sure that like 99 out of 100 people would bought the same shoes as you did if you compared them to a 202 EG last. Lobbs are looking more modern, sleeker and richer than a bit boring and too classically rounded EG's. 

Wear them in good health. And please remember to upload some photos!

post #1221 of 1687
Thank you Nikola, it is always a pleasure to read your posts.
For me shoes are like watches, I am not a "mono-brand" person meaning I want to have different products from different manufacturers.
This is the reason I am quite confident with the fact that EG will find a place in my closet pretty soon. I loved the Berkeley (202) and Midford (82) when I tried them. Like you said it is more british traditional design but I liked it as much as the 7000 last from JL.
Regarding today's choice my wife"s opinion was important since it was originally her gift for my birthday smile.gif

Photos will come later smile.gif
post #1222 of 1687
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Nikola > you're going to be disappointed... The final choice has been JL smile.gif !

I went to the store during my lunch today and I bought... two pair of oxfords :
- JL Becketts en Brown Museum Calf
- JL Rothley en Brown Misty Calf

I was really close to buy a pair of Chambord II too but my wallet felt already light after the first two pairs.

But don't worry, I am sure I will buy some EG in the near future smile.gif

Well done.

I am curious why you bought two models in brown, and both plain toe oxfords? This is not a criticism - by no means - just genuinely curious. Again, well done. nod[1].gif
post #1223 of 1687
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Nikola > you're going to be disappointed... The final choice has been JL smile.gif !

I went to the store during my lunch today and I bought... two pair of oxfords :
- JL Becketts en Brown Museum Calf
- JL Rothley en Brown Misty Calf

I was really close to buy a pair of Chambord II too but my wallet felt already light after the first two pairs.

But don't worry, I am sure I will buy some EG in the near future smile.gif

Parisian brown or dark brown or ???

With shoes, brown means so many things. Will say I LOVE Parisian brown museum. Possibly my favorite shoe leather/color combo.
post #1224 of 1687
These - Misty Pewter
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

These - Misty Pewter
These look wonderful.  First time seeing a pewter misty.  
post #1226 of 1687
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Well done.

I am curious why you bought two models in brown, and both plain toe oxfords? This is not a criticism - by no means - just genuinely curious. Again, well done. nod[1].gif

No worriies, feel free to ask. Brown plain toe oxfords were exactly what I needed in my closet. I bought many other shoes this years (Alden cordovan boots, Church captoe oxford, Carmina derby, etc.).
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Originally Posted by lhuynh View Post

Parisian brown or dark brown or ???

With shoes, brown means so many things. Will say I LOVE Parisian brown museum. Possibly my favorite shoe leather/color combo.
It seems to be Dark Brown Misty Calf but looking at some picture of the Parisian Brown I don't see a lot of diffence. Do you know if I can find a picture to compare both brown, dark and parisian ?
post #1227 of 1687
Any ideas to who may stick the Ashley loafer? Pretty interested in it but can't seem to find anyone with it. Thanks gents 🙏
post #1228 of 1687
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

No worriies, feel free to ask. Brown plain toe oxfords were exactly what I needed in my closet. I bought many other shoes this years (Alden cordovan boots, Church captoe oxford, Carmina derby, etc.).
It seems to be Dark Brown Misty Calf but looking at some picture of the Parisian Brown I don't see a lot of diffence. Do you know if I can find a picture to compare both brown, dark and parisian ?

Parisian is lighter than dark brown. You can see Parisian Misty Calf on the Lobb site: http://www.johnlobb.com/us/becketts-1

In museum, I find the lighter Parisian brings out the antiquing/mottling more.
post #1229 of 1687
Oh I see.
Mine are both definitively Dark Brown.
post #1230 of 1687
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Oh I see.
Mine are both definitively Dark Brown.

I have dark brown and Parisian. I like them both. I agree with lyunah that Parisian brings out the mottling more; however, I find the dark brown more versatile.
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