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Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    Indeed I do not find split toes attractive on square toe lasts, this is my personal opinion. I have not seen what 606 looks like in the real life.
     
  2. SuitedDx

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    Speaking of 888... I find they work best on wingtips: [​IMG]
     
  3. Ich_Dien

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  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    IMO, the 606 may be the best last for the Dover. :nodding:
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    My photos are of the 606 last
     
  6. Orgetorix

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  7. Crat

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    Hi everyone, I've contacted EG for some clarification and just received an e-mail. I decided to give them a call to discuss the matter. The main outcome is this:


    - The pice list is several years old and far from accurate at this moment
    - EG definately has no intention of doing collective deals
    - There is something strange about the entire story; several factors dont stack up.
    (Eg. (no pun intended) supposedly the list was given by a Jermyn Street employee with a French accent. There are no Jermyn Street employees with French or similar accents)


    These (old) prices give a distorted view of value as retailers still have several expenses (VAT, rent, staff salaries, etc.) which a consumer will easily (want to) overlook seing the ex factory prices.

    To be honest, this outcome doesn't surprise me at all.
     
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  8. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    No way! Shocking!!!!

    Retailers mark up goods???!?!?!?! Retailers have expenses!?!?!?!! Manufacturers don't undercut their distribution channels!?!?!?!??!?!?! WHAAAAAT?????????????

    Oh, I'm gonna be depressed for a few days now.



    That said, I'm in for 8 pairs if it somehow works out - we can always hope that there's some tricky loophole left in there somewhere. :facepalm:
     
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  9. atia2

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    Good. It felt too much like cheating.
     
  10. chogall

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    It's not cheating if you don't get caught
     
  11. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Or, if you have a good lawyer, priest, rabbi, etc.
     
  12. 89826

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    I just ordered a pair of Dovers from Brooks. 30% savings :) I think it looks plenty good enough on the 888. I do agree that split toes make the rounder toe lasts look sharper.

    Had to do a special order to get D width shoes
     
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  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Gotta like 30% off. Nice catch. :nodding:
     
  14. NAMOR

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    I'm still holding out hope for near free EGs
     
  15. dieworkwear

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    Just got an email from a Nigerian prince, who said he has 1,000 pairs of EG Dovers - all new and in dark oak antique - trapped in the country and needs to get them out. If you provide your bank account information, he can send them to you for $75 a pair. Interested parties should contact NAMOR.
     
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  16. Frank the sheep

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    This must be true because only a Nigerian prince would have enough money and bad taste to buy 1000 pairs of a ugly shoe :)
     
  17. SuitedDx

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    So... who's going to be in Northampton during the factory sale?
     
  18. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    The story would actually be perfect of you substitute Nigerian prince for Asian distributor.
     
  19. diglett

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    What's the deal with these tanker boots? Does EG offer them at all, or was this a special order?
     
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