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

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  1. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I think it's Falkirk but I am not 100% sure those are Aportnoy's shoes
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health
     
  3. PhiloVance

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    I'm going to date myself here and guess that those are the Asprey wingtips - I believe the medallion was a cursive letter "A" (this might be wishful thinking on my part), and the shoes were in acorn with a light/natural welt and double sole. If I again recall correctly, Aportnoy actually kicked off that feeding frenzy back in the day - Asprey still had a shop on 5th Avenue back then and put the EGs on sale for something crazy like $349 or $399. Someone can probably run a search on the shoe damage thread to confirm, but you can see some pretty good pics of the shoes here:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?53000-Edward-Green-for-Asprey-12D

    And here is the acorn leather after 25 years and a refurbishing by Edward Green:

    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2011/07/vintage-edward-greens-windsor-redux.html
     
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  4. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are right - those are the brogued, wing-tipped Adelaide shoes EG did make for Asprey, at around 2004. They also produced that same design in a dark brown suede.

    The medallion is a funny one, from the wearer's viewpoint it's an elaborate letter 'A'; from the onlooker's viewpoint it is a rather overweight bumble bee. I do have the boots (also in acorn), from the same collection made for Asprey, which sport that same medallion.
     
  5. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I have a pair of galways coming soon. I am not sure why but I have been drooling over the tan cliffords, that would be my pick.
     
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    The first pair is incredible and in my size... Where are you EG asprey shoe in my size?
     
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    Fantastic! Which specs?
     
  8. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Walnut country calf, dark oak, leather soles 82 last with a full sock liner.
     
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    ^ cant go wrong with that? The walnut country calf/dark oak might be the most perfect stock combination for the Galway. What a full sock liner? Does it extend to the ankle?
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    The full sock liner runs from the heal to the toe. My other egs fit great but I was advised the 82 ran a little long compared to the 202. When I tried a pair of 82 lasted galways the toe box had a little more room in the toe box than I would like, my sa recommended the full liner to eat up some of the room. I emailed eg directly and they confirmed the full liner would remedy the problem.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    above is the half sock in my chelseas the galway will have the leather insole extend to the toe box.
     
  12. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Oh how I wish I knew that when I ordered my Galways, I wonder if this is something that can be done after. That is why I am selling my Chelseas on 82 last, they are bit too long.
     
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    You can have EG send you a full sock and have it installed by a local cobbler without any problems.
     
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    Have you tried an insole? I have the same problem on my suede 82, 10uk. Oddly, my leather 82 fit fine.
     
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    Ah, good to know my memory is holding up! But I'd forgotten the boot :-( by the time I got to the store, all the EGs in my size were long gone.
     

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