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

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

  1. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Distinguished Member

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    They're narrower than my RM Williams which are a G fitting but I think this is why I find the EGs narrow. My feet are used to having that space to slip about.

    Maybe both? I'm new to the "dress shoe" business (I'm a Chelsea boot guy), and thought the laces needed to bring the leather together so they touch, or did I read a wrong piece of information?

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  2. kevinsvindland

    kevinsvindland Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Pick up the Chelseas before they increase the prices further in 2019.

    If you prefer a less pricy option, i like the Connaught from C&J. Good last, and overall a nice shoe.

    But, "Once you've gone Green, you know what I mean."
     

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    I do know what you mean — might just hit you up in Rådhuspassasjen then...

    Too many times have I tried to save money opting for a cheaper alternative only to end up spending more because always buy what I really wanted after a while ‍♂️
     

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    Cleverley sale happening next month in January. Anthony line is made by Edward Green.
     

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    I can understand being used to extra space and then getting something more snug like a sleek blucher or oxford. Personally, I think putting too much importance on the facing gap is a mistake and the importance should be placed on fit. That said, you may benefit from a wider fit based on preference but i wouldn't let aesthetics alone influence your decision. If a shoe is too small you'll know. Those oxfords in the picture are a good fit but its certainly not a requirement for a shoe to exhibit such detail.
     

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    Now that makes a lot of sense regarding the lacing. The shoes were pretty unworn when I bought them so maybe they're still breaking in? I'll wear them a bit more and see what happens. Many thanks for your assistance.
     

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    Unless you work in a super conservative field like super hardcore law firms, finance in the City in London, or go to semi-formal events like the opera or a charity circuit, etc, it doesn’t matter if the quarters don’t touch.

    If they feel good and your feet don’t cramp when you wear them, you’re fine.
     

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    Nope! I’m all good then. Thanks again.
     

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    Having heard all the arguments for and against facings touching, I’d say your facings are a bridge too far. They distort the look of the shoe.

    You appear to have a high instep and perhaps the shoe fits everywhere else but the instep. Look for a model with a higher instep.

    I have the opposite problem (low instep) and when I lace up, the facings kiss in parallel which is equally as bad as having them too far apart. I look for lasts with a low instep or use a tongue pad to take up the extra room in the instep if I’m stuck with a particular shoe.

    One trick is to look at bluchers. Oxfords aren’t very forgiving. Bluchers are more forgiving for folks with irregular instep.

    I would say return the shoes if it’s an option.

    Alan Bee
     

  10. Purplelabel

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    Thanks for the detailed reply, Alan. Always appreciated.

    Is there any way of making the facings closer together?
     

  11. Alan Bee

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    Simple answer, NO. Some would say as the shoe breaks in, the gap might close a little. But from what I see, it’s just a bridge too far.

    Low instep can apply a tongue pad but if your instep is too high, nothing to do but bear the unsightly dreaded gap.

    Alan Bee
     

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    My first pair of loafers arrived earlier this week after a several week wait.. Initially I had some doubts between these and the Piccadilly and if to size up or not. I stuck to my regular size and they fit perfectly. Very happy with both choices..

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    Monday. Edward Green Otter Suede Dover. Marcoliani Brown Argyles OTC. Epaulet Lightweight Khaki Twill Walt Trouser.

    Edward Green Otter Suede Dovers - 2018-10-29 - 1.jpg

    -Mike
     

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    Hello! Anyone been to the EG factory lately? Curious about the prices. If I remember correctly they were like $600 for shoes and a bit more for boots.

    Can anyone give me updates? Thanks!
     

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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    dunno about exchange rates though I do know seconds about 33% RRP and firsts about 50% RRP
     

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