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post #16 of 69
Here's an explanation of the Edward Green lasts by Tony Gaziano. For those that don't know, he designed the 888 and 82 lasts, and certainly worked extensively with the others. This is taken from the London Lounge Site posted November 7, 2005. I hope this is OK to post it here, since I don't know how to link directly to it.



"Hi Guys

Just to clarify, the 606, 202 are the same family and the 888,82 last are the same family, the last that was produced for Fosters was the 88 last and the 32,33 last were the parents of the 202,606.

so the EG last order goes like this.

first the 32 round toe last
second the 33 square toe version of the 32
third the 202, adapted 32 to fit better
fourth the 606 square toe version of 202
fifth 808 elegant square toe based on the 88 but did not fit well
sixth 89 developed for R.Lauren as a better fitting 808
seventh 888 bespoke looking last developed from 202 but longer and narrower toe box
eighth 82 round toe based on 888

ther have been other lasts produced by EG but mostly for other customers, not EG core range.

there are also numerous slip-on last, but there development history is not as striaght forward.


Tony"
post #17 of 69
Thank you timusic. Very informative. This explains why the four core lasts all fit me well! - ie if one fits you they all will. I do have two shoes on the 808 last and whilst I can wear them for half a day or so I cannot go the full distance as the fit is not althogether comfortable.
post #18 of 69
I love my 202 last KG by EG.
post #19 of 69
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Originally Posted by Leather man View Post
Thank you timusic. Very informative. This explains why the four core lasts all fit me well! - ie if one fits you they all will. I do have two shoes on the 808 last and whilst I can wear them for half a day or so I cannot go the full distance as the fit is not althogether comfortable.

I find that the 888 does not fit as well as the 202, and that the 82 fits, at a minimum, differently from the 202.
post #20 of 69
Thread Starter 
202 fits well enough, i just would have done an 11/11.5 instead of a 10.5/11.
post #21 of 69
I have a pair on the 808 and it is one of my favorites. It was narrow and snug a first, but after a few wears now fits wonderfully. I guess I have the foot that works with it (long toes, 8UK). Too bad for me that it was discontinued. Otherwise, I love the 82 for a round toe and the 202 for full brogues. I generally wear more round toes than square.
post #22 of 69
202 fits very well indeed. I think 888 fits better for monks than full brogues, which are utterly made for the 82.
post #23 of 69
Since fit is a matter of each person's foot, how can one say, as a general matter, that one last fits better than another? The 888 sounds very nice but would it fit someone with a slightly wide foot (is there a place in DC where I could go to try on the various EG lasts?)?
post #24 of 69
Sky Valet is the place to hit for EGs in DC.
post #25 of 69
my EG Troon Monks on the 202 are easily my favourite pair of shoes by any maker. Wonderful in every way.
post #26 of 69
For any folks who have 202's that they love, and also own any Alden shoes that also fit, would it be possible to let us know which sizes in each work? (i.e., I fit in a 10D Barrie and a 9.5E/10E EG 202, or whatever). For those of us who can't visit stores to try on the EG's, but would like to take the plunge, it's always helpful to learn from others (though I understand the extrapolation won't be perfect, and experiences will vary). Thanks so much.
post #27 of 69
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Originally Posted by tlmusic View Post
Here's an explanation of the Edward Green lasts by Tony Gaziano. For those that don't know, he designed the 888 and 82 lasts, and certainly worked extensively with the others. This is taken from the London Lounge Site posted November 7, 2005. I hope this is OK to post it here, since I don't know how to link directly to it.



"Hi Guys

Just to clarify, the 606, 202 are the same family and the 888,82 last are the same family, the last that was produced for Fosters was the 88 last and the 32,33 last were the parents of the 202,606.

so the EG last order goes like this.

first the 32 round toe last
second the 33 square toe version of the 32
third the 202, adapted 32 to fit better
fourth the 606 square toe version of 202
fifth 808 elegant square toe based on the 88 but did not fit well
sixth 89 developed for R.Lauren as a better fitting 808
seventh 888 bespoke looking last developed from 202 but longer and narrower toe box
eighth 82 round toe based on 888

ther have been other lasts produced by EG but mostly for other customers, not EG core range.

there are also numerous slip-on last, but there development history is not as striaght forward.


Tony"

This is essential, I am going to reply to the pictorial index thread with this text quoted
post #28 of 69
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
I find that the 888 does not fit as well as the 202, and that the 82 fits, at a minimum, differently from the 202.

According to Tony, the 202 and 606 are slightly larger than the international shoe standard for their size. The 888 and 82 conform to the international size standard, and fit a bit differently. YMMV.
post #29 of 69
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
According to Tony, the 202 and 606 are slightly larger than the international shoe standard for their size. The 888 and 82 conform to the international size standard, and fit a bit differently. YMMV.

That comports with my experience.
post #30 of 69
for more casual shoeings and boots and rubber soled shoes, the 202 looks best in my opinion. it works best in with dark denim
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