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I apologize for the quick and dirty pic, but I just wanted to share my Brandy Willow calf Edward Green Dover. I just got to work and these were waiting for me so I will try to get some better pics later on in the day. This leather is incredible.  

 

As always I received outstanding service from @Skoaktiebolaget and @Leaves. Thanks again!

 


Great looking shoes, Congrats.

 

 

Glad to see EG has finally forgiven you. LOL

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Great looking shoes, Congrats.

 

 

Glad to see EG has finally forgiven you. LOL

Thanks, ddd. I must have done something right, because I just got word that my Mahogany CC Dovers are at Skoak!

 

As @rydenfan said yesterday..."When it rains it pours EGs"

post #6318 of 23683
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Thanks, ddd. I must have done something right, because I just got word that my Mahogany CC Dovers are at Skoak!

 

As @rydenfan said yesterday..."When it rains it pours EGs"

Excellent, so the only thing your waiting on is a Galway they had to re-do?

post #6319 of 23683
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Excellent, so the only thing your waiting on is a Galway they had to re-do?

Yes sir. 

 

...and because I originally intended all these orders to be spread out...I'm sure they'll be in next week. LOL

post #6320 of 23683
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Yes sir. 

 

...and because I originally intended all these orders to be spread out...I'm sure they'll be in next week. LOL


Sounds like it's an early Christmas at the @tifosi house. Great shoes all. What version of the Galway are you getting? 

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Sounds like it's an early Christmas at the @tifosi house. Great shoes all. What version of the Galway are you getting? 

Just the standard, run 'o the mill Doak/Walnut CC, 82 on Dainite. 

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Just the standard, run 'o the mill Doak/Walnut CC, 82 on Dainite. 


Oh, so boring..........................

 

 

 

Excellent choice!!!

post #6323 of 23683
That willow leather looks incredible!!! Great pickup. That will be an extremely versatile pair
post #6324 of 23683
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Oh, so boring..........................

 

 

 

Excellent choice!!!

It was the first EG I bought and it's going to be the one I receive last, haha. 

post #6325 of 23683
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That willow leather looks incredible!!! Great pickup. That will be an extremely versatile pair

Thanks, Ryden. Excited to get these on my feet.

 

I'm looking forward to your Willow pair as I'm sure you are...

post #6326 of 23683
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It was the first EG I bought and it's going to be the one I receive last, haha. 

That's funny, but hey they're certainly worth the wait.

 

 

This was my first EG as well.

post #6327 of 23683

Hi Everyone,

 

Pardon my ignorance but I have a question regarding quality and craftsmanship between brands. What are some of the key features of a $1000 shoe like G&G versus a $400-$500 shoe like Carmina? In no way am I questioning whether or not a $1000 shoe isn't worth twice the quality/value of a $500 one. I ask because I'm strong considering participating in Skoat's preorder of the St. James II Chestnut since that is one of my dream shoes. Since delivery isn't until the end of March I have a little over 3 months to secretly extort funds under the radar of my wife who already feels spending $500 on dress shoes is borderline excessive LoL

 

Thanks in advance.

post #6328 of 23683
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Hi Everyone,

Pardon my ignorance but I have a question regarding quality and craftsmanship between brands. What are some of the key features of a $1000 shoe like G&G versus a $400-$500 shoe like Carmina? In no way am I questioning whether or not a $1000 shoe isn't worth twice the quality/value of a $500 one. I ask because I'm strong considering participating in Skoat's preorder of the St. James II Chestnut since that is one of my dream shoes. Since delivery isn't until the end of March I have a little over 3 months to secretly extort funds under the radar of my wife who already feels spending $500 on dress shoes is borderline excessive LoL

Thanks in advance.
Personlly, the lasts of G&G (and also EG) works extremely well for me whereas Carmina's last (heel to ball) doesn't fit as well. I also prefer the stiffer crust leather G&G uses; I find Carmina's leather to be too 'supple' for me. The soles of G&G are made from Baker (please correct me if I'm wrong) and my experience is that it lasts MUCH longer than my Carminas. Lastly, the overall look of G&G is just more angular/attractive to me. So fit, longevity, and looks are why I buy G&G instead of Carmina.

Others may have other thoughts. There are many who would rather pick up 2 pairs of Carminas instead of 1 pair of G&G.
post #6329 of 23683
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I apologize for the quick and dirty pic, but I just wanted to share my Brandy Willow calf Edward Green Dover. I just got to work and these were waiting for me so I will try to get some better pics later on in the day. This leather is incredible.  

As always I received outstanding service from @Skoaktiebolaget
 and @Leaves
. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the praise, we're happy that you like your new shoes and the service provided. Always a pleasure.
post #6330 of 23683
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

Hi Everyone,

 

Pardon my ignorance but I have a question regarding quality and craftsmanship between brands. What are some of the key features of a $1000 shoe like G&G versus a $400-$500 shoe like Carmina? In no way am I questioning whether or not a $1000 shoe isn't worth twice the quality/value of a $500 one. I ask because I'm strong considering participating in Skoat's preorder of the St. James II Chestnut since that is one of my dream shoes. Since delivery isn't until the end of March I have a little over 3 months to secretly extort funds under the radar of my wife who already feels spending $500 on dress shoes is borderline excessive LoL

 

Thanks in advance.

If you are trying to be able to justify $1000 shoes to your wife I don't think we can help...haha :lol::crackup:

 

I don't have any Carminas or G&G, but I have quite a few Alden and a few Edward Green. The finishing and attention to detail is beyond compare between the Alden and EG. I can be sure that every pair of Alden I receive will have a loose stitch here and there, uneven finishing or some type of blemish...I have never seen a stitch out of place on any of my EGs. The finishing is always spot on and the quality is unreal. Just holding an Alden in one hand and an EG in the other is enough to tell the price difference. 

 

I agree with the details that @DpprDr outlined, but simply put my $1000 shoes do actually just feel better in my hand than my $500 shoes. I'm hoping that translates into a longer lifespan, too :satisfied:

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