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Advice needed... Did I make a mistake......

MoosicPa

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On Saturday I was in NYC and purchased a pair of EG Piccadilly's in Dark Oak Antique.... when I got the home, I realized that they looked very similar to the GC Bradley's back in June...... here are some pics......

The GC Bradley's...





The EG Piccadilly:





The EG is on the left and the GC on the right foot.....







The Cleverley is a darker brown, while the Green seems a couple of shades lighter..... Should I keep the Greens, are they dissimilar enough? or should I return them?

Your opinions are appreciated. Thanks.
 

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They're unquestionably damned near identical, but not quite (color, full strap v. not). However, you obviously liked them enough to buy them (again...
). So, if you don't have a shoe wardrobe gap that money could otherwise have gone towards filling, and you'll wear both the Cleverleys and the EGs over time, I don't see a problem.
 
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If you like them (and have the funds), keep them. And if you need justification one of them is full strap while the other isn't.
 

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They're great. Prefer the GC in tone, but the EG in design. I would keep both, but I like having multiples of a relatively narrow range of things I use again and again.


As for whether you should keep them, the real question is what is the opportunity cost?
 
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They're great.  Prefer the GC in tone, but the EG in design.  I would keep both, but I like having multiples of a relatively narrow range of things I use again and again.:foo:

As for whether you should keep them, the real question is what is the opportunity cost?

I agree on both counts, and the Cleverley's look even better in person ,as the camera seems unable to capture their true depth, and the design of the EG is second to none.
 

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The raised seam (or whatever it's called) and stitching on the apron are different too. Although it's hard to see in the photos, the seam on the Piccadillys is cut along the midline and the stitching is with a fine thread. The seam on the Cleverleys is not cut and is stitched with a much thicker thread or possibly bristle.

Not alike at all, and both keepers!
 

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I would keep both. You will wear brown loafers a lot. One pair will eventually disappear or get ruined in the rain.
It's not like you bought two pairs of red suede loafers. :)
 

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