Most Edward Green shoes are "pedestrian" looking. Â It's not like they are doing any really unique designs, and their lasts are elegant but not so much different than Grenson. Â 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. Â So, the distinctiveness of the broguing or what have you is not what will drive the price.
I think my lukewarm response has to do with the combination of the formal color and informal design. Â The shoes at issue would look much better in an antiqued dark brown. Â I love my tan Cardiffs, but there is no way I would spend the amount I spent for those shoes for the same model in black.
Ah, but A/C, don't forget the Barneys/Bergdorf's haul that Filene's should be receiving in the next few weeks. Â Don't put down that credit card quite yet.
Let's hope they offer something more appealing than Zegna and Canali suits for $800.