I couldn't resist answering the thread when I saw the title, and the quote below made replying even more tempting (Thank you jcusey
Two other thoughts: EG shoes are like Lay's potato chips: betcha can't buy just one pair. And even though the Chelsea is just a cap-toe bal, it would be difficult to find the exact same shoe from another manufacturer (the swan's neck stitching detail and the quality of EG's antiquing are very rare).
The 'easy' answer to the original question would be: "The pair I want to buy next". But since that is too easy: My first EG were
a pair of Chelsea in dark oak. I like their simplicity. The only pair I might
prefer over the Chelsea's is a pair of Windermere's (plain derby's) and precisely because of their simplicity. I have a pair of black ones and am considering another pair in burnt pine. Still, I may also come around to the Cardiff, thanks to you lot (you know who you are
). Colourwise, EG's have shown me the beauty of brown shoes. The colour I have a love/hate (more of the former than the latter) relation with is "clove", which is a suede colour. But for a following pair 'plain' leather will be the material of choice. Jcusey: you spoke very true words... When I've the money... MtB