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

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

  1. jreigen

    jreigen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I wasn't sure about them when I ordered them, but really like them after seeing them in person.
     
  2. jreigen

    jreigen Well-Known Member

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    Yes, thanks. Probably so!


    Both are dark oak antique.


    Thanks!
     
  3. Mr. Six

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    I asked them to ship via another method, which they were able to accommodate. I have not received a bill for duties (yet). Generally, though, I agree with dtauton and applaud him for his public defense of a sadly unpopular position.
     
  4. RogerP

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    I asked them to ship my shoes via Royal Mail (as opposed to a duty-magnet courier) and, as with better than 9 out of 10 packages shipped that way, they came through with zero duties assessed. It took a full week, instead of 2-3 days, but I'll make that trade every single time.
     
  5. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    ^ I asked for RoyalMail as well, I just couldn't remember if they used that or another service.

    For anyone on the fence, the Cliftons are not to be slept on.
     
  6. Chowkin

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    I'm sorry I'm unable to answer that because I have no prior experience, but I'd say chances are remote because merchants would need to fill out passport details on your VAT refund form and ask for a signature too.

    When I ordered from EG and had them shipped to Hong Kong, the VAT was automatically deducted, but I had to pay £60 for the postage. Say I buy a pair of shoes at £660. The VAT is £110. In reality I don't get it all back because the VAT refund companies have to make a living and normally I end up with 2/3 of my VAT refund, which is about £70. Just £20 difference but a lot more convenient. But that's assuming you don't have to pay import duties. Here in Hong Kong we don't.
     
  7. azumi

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    Thank you Chowkin,

    Maybe I would visit a store of EG in Hongkong when I have a chance, I'm living in Vietnam now, quite near Hongkong you know. But here if I ordered shoes or any sort of clothes directly from England or any foreign countries, I would be charged 30% for the import duty and around 10% more for special consumption tax. These duties make the price of the shoes increase dramatically.
     
  8. stevent

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    Able to bribe to avoid duties? Though a trip to HK would probably be the same cost
     
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  9. CTBrummie

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    I do sometimes wonder if the mods will one day regret not challenging some of the tax avoidance-related discussions on here...
     
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    Not applicable for UK/ EU citizens
     
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  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have Galways in chestnut antique? If so, do you get much wear out of them? Use them for casual or dress or both? Year round wear? Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Feel free to PM me as opposed to using the thread if you wish. Thanks in advance
     
  12. archetypal_yuppie

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    Boots tend to be better suited to cooler rather than warmer weather, for obvious reasons.

    As you go more casual, thicker soles, less pointy lasts, and textured/drab leathers tend to look better.

    The color chestnut itself, however, is fine for pretty much everything outside of weddings/interviews etc.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Thanks for the reply - and I don't disagree with anything you have said.

    The Galway on the 82 last is dressier than many boots on the market (by virtue of its style and its last). But the color chestnut, IMO, makes it less dressy than many Galways (say, in Dark Oak or Bronze or Black). Add a Dainite sole and it is less dressy still. See link below:

    http://axelsltd.com/galway-chestnut-tobacco#.Uo-3Aeznaic

    Wondering if anyone has this boot, or a similar chestnut Galway (or other EG boot in chestnut), and their experience with it in terms of versatility.
     
  14. RogerP

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    The Galway may be my single favourite boot design by anyone at any price. As country boots go, it is very sleek and elegant. But it's still no dress boot in my books.
     
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  15. aportnoy

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    This. Definitely sophisticated, but definitely a country boot.
     
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  16. SuitedDx

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    I share the same logic and this is why I haven't purchased a pair of Galways. When it comes to country, I lean towards Tricker's, AS, and C&J (well, at least my pair of Islays).

    One day thought I'm sure... I have a bad feeling my Islays are going to have a rought first winter here in MI...
     
  17. CTBrummie

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    It's only a country boot in the 64-lasted versions. The other ones are poncified modern takes on the original field boot, and hardly suited for even a stout walk in the country...
     
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  18. RogerP

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    You are welcome to your view of course, but however poncified a particular Galway might be it isn't transformed into a dress boot in my opinion.
     
  19. NAMOR

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    dress boot =/= dressy boot

    shannon (82 last) is a dress boot, galway (82 last, 64 last) is not
    however both shannon (82) and galway (82) are dressy boots

    i repeat this to myself whenever im in danger and need comforting reassurance
     
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  20. Farhad19620

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    I agree, the ones on the 64 last are the only real field boots the rest are not fit for purpose IMHO! I have the Galway on the 64, 82 and 202 last all for different use and I love them all, you may have to look at Trickers if you want any other country boot.
     

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