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post #4981 of 14986
Andrew, you did very well on these at that price. I recall that prior auction of yours. I don't recall if those were this same antiqued brown or were black. The color of these is gorgeous.
post #4982 of 14986
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It's funny how much the ebay market for Edward Green has changed (entirely due to this forum btw.) Back in 03 I had a pair of these very same loafers, brand new, on ebay for about six months. I had them listed for as low as $249 and they never sold, I ended up keeping them for myself.

This is a topic that interests me, mainly just because I'm curious, but I wonder what impact the fora do have on various clothing related markets. Clearly there's a lot of money being spent by forum members on certain targeted items. However, AAAC, SF and LL taken all together isn't really that many people, either, although there are more lurkers than one might think.

Certain items on ebay, particularly when they're listed here, can be affected dramatically. I remember the feeding frenzy from forum members at Bennie's and at the Tom James/C&J clearance sale that cleared both out pretty quickly.

Ah, well.
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This is a topic that interests me, mainly just because I'm curious, but I wonder what impact the fora do have on various clothing related markets. Clearly there's a lot of money being spent by forum members on certain targeted items. However, AAAC, SF and LL taken all together isn't really that many people, either, although there are more lurkers than one might think.

Certain items on ebay, particularly when they're listed here, can be affected dramatically. I remember the feeding frenzy from forum members at Bennie's and at the Tom James/C&J clearance sale that cleared both out pretty quickly.

Ah, well.

Like you, Alan, I don't want to overstate the importance of the forums, but I will say that I stopped talking so much about Corneliani here after several eBay auctions in my size went through the roof. What was an undervalued brand suddenly seemed in much more demand. Admittedly, it could just be coincidence -- Oxxford is talked about quite a bit here, but its stuff, even its nice stuff, still does fairly poorly. But it only takes two people to wage a bidding war, and the more folks who learn about the forum's favorite brands, the more competition there will be ...

I've certainly lost my share of auctions to posters here. I imagine there's a core group of high-end menswear purchasers on eBay, and that forumites make up a decent percentage of that group. One of those Cornelianis I was watching even ended up the subject of a loving photo essay here.
post #4984 of 14986
Damn, why do these have to be in black? Beautiful blind brogues:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Edward-Green...QQcmdZViewItem

Actually, I'd convert the 8.5 UK (or 42.5 Euro) to 9.5 US, not 9, as the seller does.
post #4985 of 14986
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Damn, why do these have to be in black? Beautiful blind brogues:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Edward-Green...QQcmdZViewItem

Actually, I'd convert the 8.5 UK (or 42.5 Euro) to 9.5 US, not 9, as the seller does.

Yes...a very nice shoe. I have it in dark oak on the 82 last. Very sleek!
post #4986 of 14986
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Yes...a very nice shoe. I have it in dark oak on the 82 last. Very sleek!
Burgundy on 888 here The favorite of my EGs
post #4987 of 14986
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Damn, why do these have to be in black? Beautiful blind brogues:

what makes a brogue "blind", if I may ask?
post #4988 of 14986
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what makes a brogue "blind", if I may ask?

onanism
post #4989 of 14986
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what makes a brogue "blind", if I may ask?

Blind brogues don't really have a second layer stitched but rather just the stitching

Here is my alf-arsed attempt to explain... (Malvern = brogue vs. Inverness = blind brogue)
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...8&postcount=10
post #4990 of 14986
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Blind brogues don't really have a second layer stitched but rather just the stitching

Here is my alf-arsed attempt to explain... (Malvern = brogue vs. Inverness = blind brogue)
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...8&postcount=10

ahhhhh thanks :hat tip:
post #4991 of 14986
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onanism

You're a bad man, Lawyerdad.
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You're a bad man, Lawyerdad.


I was trying to come up with a slightly more subtle answer "too much polishing", for example, but I've only had one cup of coffee and my brain's moving even slower than usual.
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what makes a brogue "blind", if I may ask?

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onanism

Onanism produces a rough leather for the shoes (similar to warts), not blindness in shoes.
post #4994 of 14986
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It's funny how much the ebay market for Edward Green has changed (entirely due to this forum btw.)
I second that.

In December 2003 (just checked my eBay history for the date) a New Jersey based seller, did put up three pairs (in different sizes) of EG ‘Shannon’ (balmoral boots), suede, brand new. Starting price was, I believe $199 with the ‘Buy it Now’ at $250.

One of them was my size. As I didn’t think, I could get a better deal in an auction, I slammed down the BIN button. So did the other two buyers; within probably less than twelve hours, all three pairs had gone as BIN.

Do you think any seller worth his salt would put in a new pair of ‘Shannon’ at $250 BIN? Particular as the ‘Shannon’ has become the ‘must-have’ style on these boards.
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After his sell (not before) if anyone's interested I have a pair of those (RLPL badging, but otherwise identical) in a half size up that have been worn only a couple times that I'd be willing to sell as well. With trees. They're nice shoes. I just didn't realize when I bought them that they're really not my style, so they haven't found a strong niche in the rotation.
I would be interested in seeing pictures of these.
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