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post #61 of 80
Most Edward Green shoes are "pedestrian" looking. It's not like they are doing any really unique designs, and their lasts are elegant but not so much different than Grenson. The thing with EG is that the quality of their leather is fantastic, they are very comfortable, they last forever (seriously, my Cardiffs broke in without any ugly creasing), their construction is first-rate, and their lasts are just a bit more elegant than their English competitors. So, the distinctiveness of the broguing or what have you is not what will drive the price.
post #62 of 80
Ah, but A/C, don't forget the Barneys/Bergdorf's haul that Filene's should be receiving in the next few weeks. Don't put down that credit card quite yet. Wm. Fox on G street is having a sale right now too -- I picked up some peccary gloves recently. Lots of nice stuff left there too.
post #63 of 80
Johnny, you should check out the new EG catalog. There are some very contemporary designs IMO, including some very shapely new lasts (such as the 888). ... Then again, you and I may have different definitions of "contemporary."
post #64 of 80
I love EG -- I think the 888 and the 606 are gorgeous. My ideal lasts, to be sure. It's just not a Vass U-last though, you know?
post #65 of 80
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I love EG -- I think the 888 and the 606 are gorgeous.  My ideal lasts, to be sure.  It's just not a Vass U-last though, you know?
Against my better judgment, I recently purchased a pair of cognac, medallion cap-toed shoes on the U last from Sky Valet.  (Train of thought: I'm trading in a pair of Alfred Sargents for store credit, so it's like the shoes are only $450.)  The shoes are almost too beautiful to wear.
post #66 of 80
How much do the U-last shoes go for at Sky Valet?
post #67 of 80
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How much do the U-last shoes go for at Sky Valet?
The pair I bought was $695.  I understand they retail at Louis Boston for $1150.  I had originally planned on buying a pair of Alden cap-toes, but then I looked at the Aldens and the Vasses side by side, and it was no comparison.  (Think Ferrari vs. Dodge Viper.)  Shoes on the U-last are very distinctive looking -- slim with a chisel toe -- and fashion forward, though not overly so.
post #68 of 80
Yeah, I have seen the U-last shoes and they are stunning, $695 sounds like an excellent price. I understand all of Sky Valet's Vass shoes are special ordered - how long did you have to wait for yours?
post #69 of 80
FYI Stopped by the Conn Ave FB this eventide. Some Borrelli shirts at $99; no more Greens; one mispriced Borrelli crocodile belt for $69, with the $750 tag clearly visible. Clearly the FB staff can't understand "Vero Crocodilo" (or whatever). However the belt is a very light tan and is a EU size 115, which denotes a man of ... substance. Nothing really set me on fire though...
post #70 of 80
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(johnnynorman3 @ Feb. 11 2005,16:01) That's a pretty fair opening price, actually. English Shoes used to start his auctions between $455 and $500.
For shoes as pedestrian looking as the pair in the auction at issue?
It looks like our friend is also trying to flip a pair of Ferragamo shoes from FB: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW I tried these on at the Conn. Ave store, they were going for $200. I think he's going to have a tough time getting $299 for these; new Ferragamos on eBay usually go for around $200.
post #71 of 80
I checked out the Mazza trio today -- NM, Saks and Filenes.  Alas, the NM sale ended last Tuesday, which I knew, but I thought the Saks sale would go through the weekend.  Unfortunately, I was told it ended yesterday.  One item -- there was a big sign in Saks about a Borrelli trunk sale that happened yesterday.  Saks is going to start carrying a broader Borrelli line according to the woman I spoke to, including jackets and suits. Filene's still has a very good selection of Borrelli slacks, shirts and shorts.  I saw two Borrelli suits -- one in 44R and one in 46R, both priced over $1200.  Lots of Zegna, HF and Canali suits. Edit: By the way, I noticed that right by the cash registers there are women's racks with a decent amount of women's Borrelli. (In case anyone's looking for a gift on the day before V-tine's day.)
post #72 of 80
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(Ambulance Chaser @ Feb. 11 2005,13:22)
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Originally Posted by johnnynorman3,Feb. 11 2005,16:01
That's a pretty fair opening price, actually.  English Shoes used to start his auctions between $455 and $500.
For shoes as pedestrian looking as the pair in the auction at issue?
It looks like our friend is also trying to flip a pair of Ferragamo shoes from FB: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW I tried these on at the Conn. Ave store, they were going for $200. I think he's going to have a tough time getting $299 for these; new Ferragamos on eBay usually go for around $200.
This guy is a total idiot. I don't mind flippers -- they provide a valuable service to people. But what I hate is people who buy things that can't sell at the price they need to sell at to make a profit. They just end up returning the stuff, and everybody loses. Couture_fashions is a huge culprit of this in Boston area.
post #73 of 80
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Yeah, I have seen the U-last shoes and they are stunning, $695 sounds like an excellent price. I understand all of Sky Valet's Vass shoes are special ordered - how long did you have to wait for yours?
As long as it took for Adam (the younger looking of the co-owners of Sky Valet) to slip them on to my feet.  Sky Valet just happened to have the shoes in my size (43).
post #74 of 80
By the way, the Saks at Mazza is having the following trunk shows according to a list I saw there yesterday: 3/12: Isaia 4/16: Domenico Spano 4/30: Borrelli I also just got in the mail a final sale postcard from Wm. Fox & Co. on G Street (btw. 14th and 15th). So, Barbour and Chrysalis coats should be 60% off. Gloves, sweaters, etc.
post #75 of 80
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By the way, the Saks at Mazza is having the following trunk shows according to a list I saw there yesterday: 4/30:  Borrelli
Didn't you say they had a Borrelli trunk show the other day? Are they really going to have another one just two months later?
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