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Eg stowe / lobb jermyn ii

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimelessRider, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Well-Known Member

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    Rare to see these models on Ebay, let alone all at the same time: EG Oundle (unusual tan color - Similar to the Stowe but with subtle differences) EG Stowe with a scratch (beautiful pair) Lobb Jermyn II (seller has no feedback though)
     
  2. dorian

    dorian Well-Known Member

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    The light LIGHT tan on the Oundle is intriguing; something I would buy but rarely wear, I'm afraid. Wrong size, in any event. Absolutely beautiful tho... if it was my size, I would go for it. Â [​IMG] The stowe doesn't match up to the Jermyn II's one piece construction. It is one model of shoe in which Lobb surpasses EG.
     
  3. marc237

    marc237 Well-Known Member

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    My wife will appreciate that they are not my size. However, they are sweet.
     
  4. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    That is the truth. Combine Jermyn II's pattern and beveled bootmaker waist with an EG last and EG finishing, and you'd have a heck of a shoe.

    So what are all the smooth leathers that EG has? Here's what I can come up with:

    black
    dark oak
    chestnut
    Edwardian
    bauxite (what does this look like?)
    burgundy
    burnt pine
    acorn
    maple

    Anything else?
     
  5. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    Originally posted by jcusey:
    The bauxite is a bit more reddish than the chestnut. Plus they have some sort of olive-y green colour, other shades of brown etc.
     
  6. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    Jcusey, there's a picture of a shoe in "Bauxite" in the current EG catalog. I was surprised to see it in there, as I'd never heard of it as a color option.
     
  7. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    In the London shop, Edward Green will show you samples of green and petrol-blue leather, if that is what you desire. I must say, I was a bit shocked about the blue leather. (Lattanzi, yes...but EG? It's like some dowager duchess going punk.)

    Apart from that, as the final color and finish is applied to the completed shoe, they probably can match the color to a sample you specify. Have you received your special order "Stowe" already? Otherwise you still have time and you can get the shoes matched to your favorite socks.
     
  8. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    One of the shops that I frequent has a couple of Moreschi models in blue peccary. It's not quite as garish as you might imagine. One of the shoes that I want to do at some point is JL Paris's William in green Scotch grain. Not particularly tasteful, but fun. But Edward Green in either one? I don't think so.
    I have indeed gotten my Stowes, so that's not an option. Besides, I would have to get different pairs to match each of my sock colors, and that would hardly be economical. [​IMG]
     
  9. dorian

    dorian Well-Known Member

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    jcusey, any chance of some Stowe pics? Thanks in advance... [​IMG]
     
  10. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    Not very good pics, but here you go: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. dorian

    dorian Well-Known Member

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    wow, that was quick... thanks.

    which finish is that? i'd guess... edwardian - no, not dark enough.... acorn, maybe?

    did you specify those toe tips? if you did, i envy your foresight.
     
  12. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    Edwardian antique, and I specified the brass brads on the tip.
     
  13. Steve B.

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    How long did it take to get them?
     
  14. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    They were ordered during the first week in February, and they were here by the first week in May. Given my previous experience, 3 months is lightening-quick.
     
  15. Steve B.

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    Mine should be here soon then. Ordered the exact same pair (not completely sure on the color) March 20th. Didn't think to order the nails on the toe though. Great-looking shoes.

    Didn't you get the Vass Oxford Medallions in cognac too? Just got those earlier this week.

    Welcome to the dark side indeed. Think those tan EGs on E-Bay are awfully nice...

    Sure you're not interested in those burnt pine RLPL loafers I have, Jcusey?
     
  16. jcusey

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    Thanks. Where did you order yours from? After a couple of very slow experiences from US retailers, I went with the Burlington Arcade store in London. I don't know if there was a causal relationship, but I did get my shoes much faster.

    Yup, I sure did. Did you also get them in cognac? They're stunning shoes, aren't they?

    What size are they, again? As I recall, they were too big for me...
     
  17. Steve B.

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    Ordered EG Stowes from Malouf's in Burlingame, CA. Sam's a great guy. He's thinking of making up bumper stickers that say SHOES- MY DRUG OF CHOICE Yep- Cognac. They are stunning shoes. I think I'm doing a Vulcan shoe-mind meld. Don't think I want to ask you how hard I'm going to have to work to keep up this habit. RLPLs are 10/10.5Es. A Harris will be making me some pics in the next couple of days. [​IMG]
     
  18. dorian

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    If I may ask, which model and last are the loafers?

    Has anyone special ordered a Stowe - or any other, for that matter - with one of the several patterns of toe medallions? I'm curious as to what they look like since I have only ever seen one employed.
     
  19. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Well-Known Member

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    I've seen this leather used on a pair of EG cap-toes. I'm not sure which, but think either the Berkeley or the Cadogan. A sales assistant in a shoe shop wore them. What struck me most about them was the fact that the toe-cap almost seemed black, and that you could hardly see that the rest of the shoe was olive. I only noticed, because he was fitting me with a pair of EG's I ordered, so I was a lot closer to this shoes than I normally would have been.

    Jcusey,
    Why did you specify the brass brads? What is their purpose? It just may be something I might specify in the future, as my shoes wear very fast at the tips.

    MtB
     
  20. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    Originally posted by Looking To Improve:
    The guy was from Shoes and Shirts right? I've seen his shoes too [​IMG] .
    That is what the toe brads are meant for, to reduce wear at the tips. I find that it does an O.K job, but nothing like a full metal toe insert. MtB, when you order your next Greens, ask them for the toe inserts, it is gratis.
     

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