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I have never tried 82 but love both 606 and 202 for dover. As others have said, 606 isn’t really square toe, in my eyes it’s just not ‘round’. Here is a pic of my Nevis boot on 606 in dark oakHi, again. It’s me - the EG newb. I am looking to get my third pair of EGs. Specifically, I’m looking to get a pair of Doak Dovers. However, I’m torn. I love the 82 and 202 lasts. They fit perfectly. I’m on the fence about the 606 last, not because it won’t fit, but because it has a square toe. I have an aversion to square toes, much more of a classic round toe guy. Am I crazy here? Pics to prove me wrong? Should I just give up on life and wear TOMS every day?
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I would have said the reverse (606 casual, 202 dressy) but is there really a wrong answer here? Hell you can even put the Dover on the 82, and still be fine.I have never tried 82 but love both 606 and 202 for dover. As others have said, 606 isn’t really square toe, in my eyes it’s just not ‘round’. Here is a pic of my Nevis boot on 606 in dark oak
And Utah dover on 202
I’d say, 606 for dressy calf leather and 202 for casual leathers
I thought @lazym was referring to the Mink suede as the "espresso" suede. I definitely prefer the Mink (I am biased since I own it haha). The espresso is almost too dark. The old Chocolate suede was a thing of beauty.Personally I like Mink Suede (606)
@aristoi bcnFor those who own both C&J handgrade and EG, which last of EG would you say is more similar to the 363 of C&J? I've tried in shop the 202 and the 82 in different widths but I couldn't figure out which one would fit me better. I have a very narrow ankle, low instep, narrow feet but quite long overall.
you know, it’s easy to forget what A&F used to be compared to what it is now.Vintage Edward Greens for Abercrombie & Fitch on the Great 88 last in a nice snuff suede that’s still looking lovely after about 35-40 years. UK 9E turned out to be just a touch small so I’m getting ready to re-sell but just thought I’d post for posterity’s sake.
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That's really helpful, thanks Alan.@aristoi bcn
Aristo, you have exactly the same feet as I do. Mine are narrow, long (US 12), shallow instep, narrow heels, and flat.
I suffered for many years and tried pretty much everything out there in EG and other brands. For EG, I had to go down to C width for oxfords. For boots I went to D width. Most on 202 because of the wider forefoot.
Vass Budapester last worked very well for me, and to some degree G&G standard width (but still too much room in instep).
I finally had to break down and go custom with St. Crispins and let me tell you, I’m not going back. St. C is made with very solid arch support which helps flat feet but then I went the distance and got A custom last.
If you’re keen on EG, you have to go 202 on a narrow last (C or D). That’s the sum total of my (very costly) experience.