Though whether Vass grain is as supple as that from EG remains an open question.
Now I need to go look over some Valway makeups.
Castaner www.castaner.com/ is by far the best, although they are rarely in the $50 range even on sale. Typically EastDane, SSence, NMWA carry them. actually I think NMWA has them at -20% last discounted price, but that still might be above your $50 range.
I paid 50 Euros for mine last summer in Paris, they were 50% off regular price.
Agree, the iconic Galway make up of doak / walnut grain is what I love the most. Will verify the grain suppleness later.
There's tons of unique makeups that can be done. Shade of burgundy for both upper and shaft would be pretty cool too.
Now were talking!
Is scotchgrain is the best shaft choice? Is it supple enough, or is the usual "grained shafts" we see on 2 tone boots like Galways normally Delapre, Peccary, Lama etc... All of which are very soft. Just wondering...
But I would be interested in any of these combos..
Dark Brown Scotch/Mid Brown Suede
Antic Cognac Calf/Dark Brown Scotch
Oxblood Scotch Grain/Brown Suede
Burgundy Scotch Grain/Brown Suede
Cross posted over at Vass appreciation thread as well. Potential Valway makeup
Ever since I learned that they don't carry suits in Size 36, I've never felt compelled to look into their Eidos selection anymore. Last time I went in, they only carried sport coats and suits. Not sure if that's changed since.
Saks in Canada will not be carrying Eidos in store at this time, but it can be ordered in from the USA. Although if enough demand is made for it, that could change.
As far as I've heard, there's no grand opening sale but it is double points weekend for those who opt in for the SaksFirst membership program.
Also: Saks will be carrying Corthay. No Edward Green, though.
They are sounding good. Not really drawn to the suede combo as much.
There is something about that Oxblood or Bordeaux Grain that gets my interest. And lets not even talk about the navy or green grain.... Damn.
Those are some great prices. Is it this in store only?