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

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

  1. nickyboy

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    dredging up old posts, this site:
    http://www.strasburgo.co.jp/blog/edwardgreen/2013/03/29/808888.html
    seems to suggest that the 808 is a bit narrower at least on the heel, and a bit lower almost everywhere. My japanese is a bit rusty however. I'm a bit bemused as I've spent hours (or so it seemed) discussing my low instep/narrow feet with EG staff, and never once did they say "have you tried the 808?"
    I'm keen to try the 808, if it still exists, but with Jermyn St closed for three weeks or more (fingers crossed they will repoen and haven't changed business model to a SF group MTO business only),I wondered if anyone had any experiences? this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/44015/difference-between-eg-888-and-808-lasts-also-cj-348 from even longer ago also seems to suggest 808 is slim and shallow. it might be the last of my dreams. The 888 is a terrible fit on me (maybe that doesn't bode well).
     
  2. jerrybrowne

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    My understanding is that it is no longer available off the shelf. I wonder if you can order it MTO or top shelf?
     
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The following models, per the EG catolog, are stocked only in/on the 808 last: Gladstone, Walcott, Exeter.
     
  4. SuitedDx

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    I would not be surprised if they make it available as TD.
     
  5. NAMOR

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    Yes, 606! 202 doesn't do anything for me. Just a rounded toe offered by every shoe maker
     
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  6. smoothie1

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    Just because they're in the catalog on that last (808) does not make them stock. This can be disappointing and also a tease.

    On a separate note, is anyone doing anything with or interested in the black Willow Calf?
     
  7. nickyboy

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    EG can be so frustrating sometimes...if their shoes weren't so good I swear, I'd just buy something else!
    Thanks though, I'll ask them what's possible when they open again. I don't want to MTO a last that I can't try first though. I thought TD had been stopped?
     
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  8. jerrybrowne

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    Sorry, I meant top drawer....
     
  9. SuitedDx

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    I think you can e-mail them and they can respond via that channel.
     
  10. NAMOR

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    808 vs 888 last [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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    I actually prefer the 888.
     
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    606 last, Nevis looks best on that last.
     
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    FWIW: A few months ago I was provided a list of stock models from the Jermyn St. store - together with the lasts such stock models were made on and together with the leather colors such stock models were available in. The shoes on the list (in the designated colors) were available for order without any MTO or TD upcharges. These three models were available (on that list) in the 808. And each of these three models was only available in certain colors. No other models (on that list) were available on the 808.

    With respect to what can be ordered on the 808 with MTO or TD upcharges, I do not know.
     
  14. nickyboy

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    thankyou. it seems clear there that the 808 toe box is indeed a bit roomier, but the 888 angles around the vamp to have a higher instep and a higher heel cup- it's a more shapely last whereas the 808 is a bit blobby. The 888 definately has a hint of Gaziano about it. I prefer the look of the 888, a real improvement, but when I've tried it on, immediately thought "no".
    thanks SFTG too, I knew you guys would know heaps. I've asked via email to EG about what's available. It's all about the fit.
     
  15. Flake

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    Jermyn St store closed? Aw, crap! I'm headed back to London in a few weeks and actually have a little open time for once. Hitting up EG was number 1 on my to do list.
     
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    no problem glad it helped. i also posted a top down pic of the two lasts in my instagram
     
  17. nickyboy

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    plans to reopen sept 8th apparently.
     
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    606 Nevis come on fellas. It'll be wet and sloppy in no time. Nothing like dainite in 2 inches of mud
     
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    That works! I get in on the 15th.
     
  20. smoothie1

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    Unfortunately, that's what all the Galways and Dainite soled shoes are for. Personally, I'm still not sold on the Nevis for me. I suppose I am more of a Dover man.
     
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