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Did anyone attend the edward green trunk show?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnMS, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    Did anyone attend the Edward Green bespoke trunk show in San Francisco today or plan on attending the one in New York tomorrow or later in the week? http://www.edwardgreen.co.uk/Events/index.htm I would be interested in feedback regarding style options offered prices on exotics, overall experience, etc.
     


  2. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    I hope to stop by later this week in NYC.
     


  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Went to one at Malouf's in Burlingame. Ordered my first pair- am looking forward to them.
     


  4. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Pricing is as follows: bespoke shoes: £1,300 bespoke boots: £1,400 custom shoes-trees: £127 I don't know if there are discounts for multiple shoes. They ask for a deposit of around 50%. For exotic skins add £1,000+ depending on what kind of skin and what size pieces of leather are required. Croc/ostritch/bullfrog all availble in multiple colors. [​IMG] They are taking special orders for the RTW shoes and prices start at $780. First fitting in about 5-6 months, and now I can't remember what he said regarding the actual delivery date after that first fitting - doh. Tony Gaziano is much younger than I expected but clearly knows what he's doing. I was measured partly by an older gentleman named John (I forget his last name) and partly by Tony because Tony was dealing with another client when I walked in. Discussions of problem areas with my feet were with Tony as well as the specifics of the order. Both Tony and John are friendly, answered all my questions in detail, and were willing to chat once I was the only client they were dealing with.
     


  5. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So whatdja order? Green bullfrog and peanut brittle crocodile spectators?
     


  6. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    I don't have the balls to wear shoes like that yet. [​IMG] I kept it simple and ordered a wholecut Chelsea boot in dark oak antique like my Weston 705, only with a more elegant toe shape, beveled waist, and nicer leather soles. (My Westons have dress rubber soles) To do a wholecut boot in peanut brittle croc could have added about $2,500 to the price but would have also looked stunning.
     


  7. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, but what about that same boot in green bullfrog? [​IMG] Seriously, what you ordered sounds great, and I'll be very interested to hear about how the process goes and how the boots turn out.
     


  8. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And I thought (quoting from the catalogue):
    "Edward Green use only the smallest, finest, farmed skins and therefore styles are typically "pieced" rather than whole cut."

    You'll need a pretty big crocodile to get it turned into a pair of whole cut Chelsea boots.
     


  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An ADDITIONAL 2500 GBP.. It seems it would be cheaper to do them in hammered gold. What's going on? Are crocodiles getting especially nasty these days?
     


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    Looking to improve Senior member

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    Time to rethink my career choice and seriously consider starting a crocodile farm  [​IMG] . MtB
     


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    Originally posted by TimelessRider:
    I wonder what age the croc would be to get a skin that large? The older the croc, the larger the skin, the less supple the skin. I have seen animals that were large enough for a wholecut shoe, but not for a boot. Maybe they stretch the leather?
     


  12. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ralph Lauren's London store has a grandfather chair upholstered in crocodile (or alligator). The single piece used for the back is about 5 feet long and 3 feet wide. That must have been a very old beast. Mind you, the scales in the centre are about 2" square.
    How big do you think bullfrogs grow? That would be a hell of a whopper to be turned into whole cut boots (size 13 preferably). You can make a horror movie out of that: "Quack - Attack of the Killer Bullfrogs"
     


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    For that kind of money, I hope it comes with custom footbed that contour to the arches of your feet.
     


  14. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As you no doubt know, everything is bigger in Texas. Why, I have a 75 pound pet bullfrog that I take walking (or hopping, as it were) in the park. If Edward Green chooses to use puny bullfrogs from elsewhere, well, it's their loss. [​IMG] Seriously, I'm going to have to check out EG's bespoke service just to see some bullfrog leather swatches. I don't think that I would like it, but it's just too weird to let go.
     


  15. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's true.
    I've seen recently a television program about obesity in Texas.
     


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