Constant vigilence

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    It's the sort of thing that brings a tear to my eye. Let this be a lesson to the kids out there: all that online time-wasting really does pay off. I found them almost as soon as they were listed on Ebay: $325, no reserve. I emailed the seller. I asked if she could do a buy it now. She said she could. $410 later, I have a brand new pair of Edward Green Berkeleys on the 202 last in Edwardian Antique brown on their way. It's a beautiful world. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. bigbadbuff

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    eh, that's an ok deal I guess. [​IMG] congrats on a TERRIFIC deal..
     


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    Very nice.
     


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    If those were my size, I would come over from Japan and behead you. Which is to say, great shoes, great buy ....
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Bastard. [​IMG] Are those a UK 9.5E?
     


  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    no, 7.5 UK I actually got really nervous, becuase she posted the answer to my question - "Buy it now is $410" - at the bottom of the auction, and there was like a 20 minute gap before she added the buy it now feature, and I was convinced someone would see it and somehow it wouldn't work out. But, it did. [​IMG] Now, the question is, do I try to get shoe trees from EG, or just rough it with some regular old cedars... Interesting about the heel - the nail pattern is very different than the RLPL ones, which have many more nails and in a double row. Do EG heels differ like this?
     


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    Yes. The nail pattern is distinctively EG. I own the exact same pair of shoes. Watch out if you purchased a 7.5D UK--they are quite narrow.

    I store mine in regular old cedars, since I was too cheap to buy the Green trees (~$125ish)
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The EG trees are insanely expensive ($90 or $100, if I remember correctly), and if they're not the RLPL ones, I don't even think that they're made from the last used for the shoes. I just use plain old cedar trees, and they've worked fine for me.

    The nail pattern on your heels is the default one that EG uses. If you're placing a special order, you can ask for the RLPL pattern if you wish. I would imagine that you could ask for other patterns, too, although I don't know for sure.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Now, the question is, do I try to get shoe trees from EG, or just rough it with some regular old cedars... Interesting about the heel - the nail pattern is very different than the RLPL ones, which have many more nails and in a double row. Do EG heels differ like this?
    Yes. The nail pattern is distinctively EG. I own the exact same pair of shoes. Watch out if you purchased a 7.5D UK--they are quite narrow. I store mine in regular old cedars, since I was too cheap to buy the Green trees (~$125ish)
    They are 7.5E, so hopefully will be ok. thanks, everyone
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That nail pattern is sometimes used on Purple Label shoes too...
     


  12. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    EG used that nail pattern with the dovetailed rubber inset on their own shoes until earlier this year. From this season on, they've changed and use a straight edge rubber inset with a single row of nails in front of that edge.

    For a while RLPL shoes had an all leather heel (with many, many nails) then they changed to a straight rubber edge with a double row of nails. They have changed now to the (new) EG pattern.

    I don't think it makes any difference in wear.
     


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    And mine. What beautiful shoes. And such a nice colour too, I should consider that for an EG pair I have in mind. My compliments. Thank heaven they're not my size or I'd be REALLY jealous... [​IMG] . MtB
     


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