Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
I think it's Falkirk but I am not 100% sure those are Aportnoy's shoes
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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:
And here is the acorn leather after 25 years and a refurbishing by Edward Green:
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.
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.
The first pair is incredible and in my size... Where are you EG asprey shoe in my size?
Fantastic! Which specs?
Walnut country calf, dark oak, leather soles 82 last with a full sock liner.
^ 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?
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.
above is the half sock in my chelseas the galway will have the leather insole extend to the toe box.
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.
You can have EG send you a full sock and have it installed by a local cobbler without any problems.
Have you tried an insole? I have the same problem on my suede 82, 10uk. Oddly, my leather 82 fit fine.
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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