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Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I can't get over how comfortable they are.
     
  2. michaelvl

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    I believe this model is actually called: Southwold
    Wear them well!
     
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  3. Al B4B

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    Hello folks, I joined this blog a while back to celebrate my passion for shoes in general- and EG and Vass in particular. I got guidance on my first few pairs and I am enjoying a pair of Chelsea and Epsom - 82 last. Recently I was thinking to add a new pair, but then I saw the price hike. I got my Chelsea a little over a year ago for gbp765 and now they sell for gbp900. I do love them, but i feel that now that is just too much and that the value is not there anymore. I wanted to gather your opinion on this - maybe someone in the knowledge can shed some light on this large hike in a little more than a year
     
  4. Nikola

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    Buy more before they reach a thousand pounds price by the end of 2017!!1
     
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  5. grc1

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    The pound is weak - great for export, but means import costs for raw materials are more expensive. At some point, price increase is inevitable.
     
  6. Averroes1198

    Averroes1198 Well-Known Member

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  7. supern0va

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    Yes you are right! My bad!
     
  8. ADub

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    First pair of Edward Green so it had to be the Galway for me. Credit to @MrVenneri for all his help.

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  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    I havent posted here in a while, but the thread is looking strong gents!
     
  10. TtownMD

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    Chelsea Country Calf !!
     
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  11. cypi2

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    I will not pretend to have enough knowledge to explain EG’s recent (of the past 3 years or so) and successive price hikes. There are certainly many factors at play of which the British pound’s loss in value is one as @grc1 explains. Neither will I try to elucidate why expensive "things" are expensive because as @MrVenneri once suggested it is never-ending speculation, and in the end, people's thresholds (i.e., what they are willing to pay for something) differ.

    But, I can completely relate to your feeling of having a hard time rationalizing buying shoes for which I paid substantially less just a year or two ago while nothing about the shoes has truly changed. Indeed, Edward Green has long been one of my favorite shoe makers, but, I am having ever greater difficulty agreeing to pay significantly more money to get RTW shoes today than I paid two or three years ago to get MTO shoes when nothing about the shoes or the way they are made has changed.

    One factor that contributed to change the way I think about this has been reading @DWFII threads on shoes’ construction. It has opened me to a whole other type of shoe makers and shoes. And, this is personal, but, I get more satisfaction knowing that I support artisans who in theory make better constructed shoes which in my eyes have absolutely nothing to envy EG’s shoes aesthetically speaking and who sell them for relatively lower prices than EG sell theirs.

    Now, to be completely honest, I continue to enjoy wearing EG shoes very much and I have not completely stopped buying them. But, I look for opportunities to buy them at prices which make sense to me and which I am willing to pay. There are such opportunities on this forum or on eBay or through retailers that are destocking and particularly so if one is looking for classic models such as the Chelsea. It is true that I no longer buy as many pairs of EG shoes as I used to buy, but, this is compensated by buying shoes from the artisans aforementioned.

    I do understand and respect the fact that for others buying EG shoes at their current prices makes sense because, in the end, EG shoes are lovable shoes notwithstanding their price.
     
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  12. coldinboston

    coldinboston Well-Known Member

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    Is this recent hike only in the EU market?
    The USD prices on EG website remain the same as far as i can tell.

    Edit:wonder if a USA price hike is also in the works. Prices here are already inflated compared to EU
     
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  13. ThinkDerm

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    beautiful
     
  14. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^thank you !!
     
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    Another home run, Tt - I didn't realize that Ridgeway is softer than Dainite. I also find D. too hard after awhile. :slayer:
     
  16. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    For me Danite gets uncomfortable end of a day or walking in concrete side walk etc & thank you [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  17. Maximus Rex

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    From Leffot?
     
  18. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir
     
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  19. Concordia

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    I've been thinking about something like this in black-- maybe the Malvern or Falkirk, with Ridgeway and with or without storm welts.

    Leffot had a nice prototype of this idea in a G&G Rothschild and while I prefer the look of that one, I don't fit so well in G&G's lasts.
     
  20. MrVenneri

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    Trick Shot Tuesday?
     
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