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

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    zonkey stuff i've seen online is kinda funky. i'm guessing that's the point =)
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Looks like 10D US
     
  3. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    The Zonkies are made in the Veneto region of Italy. (according to the web site).

    Sort of explains their vibe - Owners in Vienna, Plant in Italy.

    My inlaws live in this part of the world........wonder if I can track down where they are made next time I go.
     
  4. Hard2Fit

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    Thanks.
    So the 'E' doesn't mean wide here? Or does this model/last run slim?
     
  5. Fraiche

    Fraiche Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of EG quality control, I ordered an antique burgundy belt and they sent me one that resembled nightshade after 2 months of wait time so I have to wait another 2 months.
     
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  6. chogall

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    E width = D width for EG, G&G, JL, and C&J.
     
  7. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  8. GuidoTheKillerPimp

    GuidoTheKillerPimp Well-Known Member

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    The 89 last has more volume in the forefoot. For example, I'm a 10.5 US on the 888 last, but a 10 US on the 89, and I much prefer the 89 last.




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    Wanted: RLPL Grant and MacKay in Dark Oak and Black, US Size 10.5
     
  9. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but I'm a US 10.5 EE.
    From what I've read so far this show will be too small for me. . .

    :foo:
     
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  10. GuidoTheKillerPimp

    GuidoTheKillerPimp Well-Known Member

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    If it helps, my RLPL shoes on the 89 last are also marked 9.5 / 10 E and measure 4.125" across the forefoot. But it's not really the width across the sole, but the overall volume in the forefoot that is measurably greater on the 89 as compared to the 888.

    The seller does have a 14-day return policy, though the shoes are overpriced in my opinion.


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    Wanted: RLPL Grant and MacKay in Dark Oak and Black, US Size 10.5
     
  11. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Well-Known Member

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    Both very helpful.
    Ty sir.
     
  12. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    Producer for the Zonkey collection is Calzaturificio Walles near Bassano/Veneto
    (where the Grappa comes from)

    http://www.walles.it/

    They also have an outlet shop (now we know where we can find you,
    the next time you are in the area).
     
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  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Curious, bengal, what's your opinion on how much information can be inferred when we know about where something is made? I've heard differing opinions on this. Some say that a certain level of quality can be trusted, while others insist that the same factory can make such varying levels of goods (and use such different qualities of materials), that one should be careful about reading too much into these things. I'm assume this might be different from factory to factory, but do you have an opinion?
     
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  14. PhiloVance

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    Hard2Fit, why not go for these instead? These will certainly fit you, and are a third of the price. If you don't mind investing the time, you can send back to EG for recrafting and still save about $300 versus the rlstore price.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...2E-/170967644149?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

    Although I'm in agreement with Guido, I think the size 10 will fit you. Also, if my experience with the rlstore is that they will take 10 percent off the price if you buy outside of eBay. They usually don't haggle but have that pair for a long time, so might be worth a shot.

    And happy new year to all!
     
  15. Gdot

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    Thank You! Actually not at all out of the way for my normal haunting of the region.
     
  16. Hard2Fit

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    Ooooh, good find.
    Ty sir!
     
  17. Psyched2

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    Question about EG's various colors (outside of the typical black and brown ranges). How are these colors applied on the shoes? I assume alcohol or water based dyes are standard but are acrylic paints used by EG to establish the more varied colors (e.g., slate)? I ask because I had a small stain on a shoe in Slate and used Reno to try to get it out. After rubbing the area (not even vigorously), I noticed the grey color coming off to the point that I could notice the brown of the leather. It looked like the color was "painted" on the leather. I later used grey polish and the shoes are back to normal but it did peak my interest as to how EG applies their colors. Still love my EGs though! :slayer:
     
  18. archangle13

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    I need some sizing help. I'm a TTS US9D. I fit alright in my US9D AE Jefferson (5 last).

    What should I be getting for the EG 202 last? 8.5/9E or 8/8.5E?
     
  19. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    You could get away with the 8/8.5E in 202, I can size down a half size on e202 from my US size.
     
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  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I am TTS US9.5D.

    I am US9D in AE's Jefferson (AE's 5 last is its longest last, and probably its most narrow, so I size down 1/2 size from TTS).

    I am 9/9.5D in EG's 202. EG's D width is slightly more narrow than its regular E width, and many would characterize EG's D width as being inbetween a US C width and a US D (regular) width, a C+ if you will.

    In my experience with various EG models and last, I have never gone down more than 1/2 size from my US size. I can and do wear EG's E width as well.
     

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