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post #13216 of 23830

Gentlemen,

 

Tell me a bit about this EG Nevis boot...is it essentially the boot version of the Dover?

 

Hand sewn vamp with boar's hair instead of metal needles?

 

Your general thoughts are appreciated.

 

Thanks. 

post #13217 of 23830
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

Tell me a bit about this EG Nevis boot...is it essentially the boot version of the Dover?

 

Hand sewn vamp with boar's hair instead of metal needles?

 

Your general thoughts are appreciated.

 

Thanks. 

Pig Bristle, same thing.

 

Yep, essentially the boot version of the Dover.

 

Be sure to take a look at the Thorpe, basically G&Gs version of the Nevis. It's a little stylistically different with a swoop on the side of the shaft.

post #13218 of 23830
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Pig Bristle, same thing.

 

Yep, essentially the boot version of the Dover.

 

Be sure to take a look at the Thorpe, basically G&Gs version of the Nevis. It's a little stylistically different with a swoop on the side of the shaft.

 

3D,

 

So you actually recommend the G&G version over the EG then?

 

Thanks.

post #13219 of 23830
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Yeah, you really did just rain on my parade.  Thanks, d*3.

Here's hoping your boots come in soon.
post #13220 of 23830
Every EG stitch toe is pretty much the bee's knees.
post #13221 of 23830
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3D,

So you actually recommend the G&G version over the EG then?

Thanks.

I recommend you take a look and compare them, and pick the one that works best for you. I don't think you can go wrong either way, but I prefer the Thorpe.
post #13222 of 23830
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I recommend you take a look and compare them, and pick the one that works best for you. I don't think you can go wrong either way, but I prefer the Thorpe.

 

Ok.

 

Thanks for the rec.

 

This will be my first venture into Calfskin that is in this realm.

 

IDK if I am willing to take the plunge yet.

 

Also, is "F" width EG slightly wide fitting?

 

Finally, what is the normal price range for these boots Thorpe and Nevis?

 

Thanks.

post #13223 of 23830
I'm with @bespoken pa; EG takes the cake on pig bristle stitching.

Everything else is second rate at best behind the Dover, Nevis et al.
post #13224 of 23830
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Ok.

Thanks for the rec.

This will be my first venture into Calfskin that is in this realm.

IDK if I am willing to take the plunge yet.

Also, is "F" width EG slightly wide fitting?

Finally, what is the normal price range for these boots Thorpe and Nevis?

Thanks.

Yes, F is slightly wide for both EG and G&G. If buying from Skoak your looking slightly north of 1k for both and a little more if having to go MTO. However I'm not sure but they may have both in various versions due to be here in the fall. You may want to check on their website or send them an email.
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3D,

So you actually recommend the G&G version over the EG then?

Thanks.

Not for my money. sly.gif
post #13226 of 23830
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3D,

 

So you actually recommend the G&G version over the EG then?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post


I recommend you take a look and compare them, and pick the one that works best for you. I don't think you can go wrong either way, but I prefer the Thorpe.

 

Have a look at these comparison pics I posted in the EG thread a while back. Personally, I am still undecided about which I prefer...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #13227 of 23830
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Here's hoping your boots come in soon.

Thanks, d*3. You know I was just giving you a hard time, right? I'm truly happy to wait an extra few months. As you say, I already have enough boots (is there such a thing?) that I really don't need to be adding anymore. But I think that's everybody's story here.
post #13228 of 23830
I will take EG over GG 99 tines out of 100 however the Thorpe is that exception.
post #13229 of 23830
@hoodog

Is the Thorpe in Rustic Arran grain from Skoak? If so, have you done anything to them since you got them? (polish, condition)

The hue on yours is really nice. I recall the pair I saw on Savile Row had a mustard-y tone, less like a burnt caramel, so I wasn't entirely impressed in person. But these look great.

Personally, I don't like the squared apron on the Nevis. Also, the apron doesn't appear as wide; the Thorpe's apron seems to hug the contours of the toe box, looking more natural.
post #13230 of 23830
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@hoodog

Is the Thorpe in Rustic Arran grain from Skoak? If so, have you done anything to them since you got them? (polish, condition)

The hue on yours is really nice. I recall the pair I saw on Savile Row had a mustard-y tone, less like a burnt caramel, so I wasn't entirely impressed in person. But these look great.

Personally, I don't like the squared apron on the Nevis. Also, the apron doesn't appear as wide; the Thorpe's apron seems to hug the contours of the toe box, looking more natural.

 

Thanks! It is the same make up, but my pair was bought directly from GG. It could still be from the same batch though as the SkoAB shoes.

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