Originally Posted by nate10184
I was referring to the writing inside (9793 vs. 9796). Not the shoe itself. I didn't think it was that confusing.
What do you think is the EG last number as written in there then? The SZO (which looked like a handwritten "520") last in Bris' was also used in some of the shoes EG made under the Peal name decades ago, as seen on Jun Kuwana's old site. Nothing looks like that in the ebay shoes you post. I don't claim to know every Green last, but I'm aware of more than most people on the forum. Enlighten us.
The shape of the cutout looks like those on some more recent Grenson Masterpieces, and for some reason, I think I've seen 2695 mentioned as a Grenson last but can't verify that. Nor do those shoes look entirely like Grenson to me. I also have never heard of Grenson making for RL, although it wouldn't be shocking.
Originally Posted by gregaz
Oh ... Yes, I plan to use it. I haven't cleaned the inside yet. Probably just soapy water and then alcohol do it's thing and kill off any bacteria.
How will you keep the water from getting on the leather? When I tried to clean mine by wrapping the outside in plastic, warm water seeped under the plastic and caused the alligator to shrink and peel off.