Dovers or Ectons?

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  1. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    In the ensuing weeks I am going to be purchasing my first pair of EGs ([​IMG]), and I am still debating between the Dovers and the Ectons. Suggestions for colors are welcomed too.

    So far I am leaning towards the Dovers in Dark Oak antique... but the more I see the Ectons the more I like them.

    Discuss.

    Dover:

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    Ecton:

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  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    To simplify you decision, I would choose the Ecton's in
    Dark Oak. I prefer three eyelets. The Dovers look a bit
    too Alden for me.
     


  3. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Get both.

    Regards.
     


  4. HHD

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    I don't wish to complicate your choice even further, but Edward Green is reviving a 1930s spilt toe - the Sandhurst - which will be available on the 888 last. It might be worth waiting for, but if you can't, I prefer the Ecton to the Dover. I haven't seen the Sandhurst: Simon Crompton writes about it here: http://permanentstyle.blogspot.com/2...ard-green.html
     


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Dover. With only three rows of eyelets, the Ecton looks too snouty and imbalanced to me.
     


  6. speedster.8

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    Perth, the Sandhurst (on display @ pitti) is nice to though ...
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Dovers or better yet try and find some RLPL Carters.
     


  8. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Senior member

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    Athough the Ecton is a very nice shoe, I own two pair of the EG Dover. Love that shoe!
     


  9. aportnoy

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    Here are some comparison shots of Carter and Ecton that I did a while ago. I also have a shot of Dover in 5 different hides on 5 different lasts that I'll try to find.

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    [​IMG]ture2226wf.jpg[/IMG][/url]
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  10. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Get both.

    Regards.


    I forgot to say, both is not quite an option!

    I read Simon's article, and I was actually quite curious as to what that looked like... I might wait for that one before I make a decision.

    And thanks for the replies thus far!
     


  11. comrade

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    Dover. With only three rows of eyelets, the Ecton looks too snouty and imbalanced to me.

    "imbalanced"? I've learned a new word.
    Thanks. I've always told myself that SF
    was educational beyond style.
     


  12. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Here are some comparison shots of Carter and Ecton that I did a while ago. I also have a shot of Dover in 5 different hides on 5 different lasts that I'll try to find.

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    [​IMG]ture2226wf.jpg[/IMG][/url]
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    [​IMG]


    You have thirty+ pairs of shoes but just one rug?
    Or is that your "shoe rug"?
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Both have gemming, so if you get either, you might as well douse your shoes and feet with cheap liquor and set the whole lot aflame.

    I own and wear both, but shamefully.


    - B
     


  14. HRoi

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    this poal is like trying to decide which identical twin to bang.

    and the best answer to both questions is the same - do both!
     


  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    this poal is like trying to decide which identical twin to bang.

    and the best answer to both questions is the same - do both!


    Technically speaking, it is more difficult to wear Ectons and Dovers at the same time.

    So, I award you Analogy Phail.


    - B
     


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