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Ha! Yes that same picture was one of the reasons I really wanted a pair. I don’t baby mine at all, they get used for walks in the country as well as more urban use, but I agree that my use of pigmented cream is why my pair don’t show the age related colour variation that yours do.

Both look great though, even if I do say so myself.
 

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No problem. I don’t put cream or conditioner on as often as I should to be honest, probably 2/3 times a year.

I think the secret to them still looking fairly new is that I always put shoe trees in after every wear, and I keep them in their box when not being worn.
I agree! One can easily overdo it. Thanks for your advice.
 

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Hey Guys, not a troll at all. Simply an EG neophyte as I only one one pair. When I think of EG I always think of dressy shoes that require a certain amount of tenderness. That runs contrary to the way I like to wear my boots and my question is simply one of how do these age............

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One of the reasons I love shell (the primary one actually) is that I love how it looks as it ages. I just don't have the experience with high-end calf. And while I absolutely love these boots I have hesitated to wear them because the profile is a bit chunky for business casual and I'm leery to beat them up as I do when I wear denim.

That was a long-winded way of asking, will these get better with age or should I continue to wear very sporadically?

Note - excuse the sweats but with WFH going into year 2 walking my dog is truly the only time I need to put on shoes, and it was cold in the Burg the other day.
 

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Hey Guys, not a troll at all. Simply an EG neophyte as I only one one pair. When I think of EG I always think of dressy shoes that require a certain amount of tenderness. That runs contrary to the way I like to wear my boots and my question is simply one of how do these age............

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One of the reasons I love shell (the primary one actually) is that I love how it looks as it ages. I just don't have the experience with high-end calf. And while I absolutely love these boots I have hesitated to wear them because the profile is a bit chunky for business casual and I'm leery to beat them up as I do when I wear denim.

That was a long-winded way of asking, will these get better with age or should I continue to wear very sporadically?

Note - excuse the sweats but with WFH going into year 2 walking my dog is truly the only time I need to put on shoes, and it was cold in the Burg the other day.
The Galway is the quintessential English country boot and is certainly made to be put through the rigors of hard wear. Your pair in particular, which appear to have shearling lining and be on 64 last? are definitely country casual. Beat em up just like you would shell, use bick 4 to care for them and maybe brown cream if you need to touch up a few spots. I think you'll be pleased with how they age.
 

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The Galway is the quintessential English country boot and is certainly made to be put through the rigors of hard wear. Your pair in particular, which appear to have shearling lining and be on 64 last? are definitely country casual. Beat em up just like you would shell, use bick 4 to care for them and maybe brown cream if you need to touch up a few spots. I think you'll be pleased with how they age.
Perfect, exactly what I was hoping to hear. Yes, shearling lined on 64. Made sure I inserted the quote this time, unlike my recent omission on the Alden thread. Thanks for the info and again, congrats on a couple of great scores.
 

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Perfect, exactly what I was hoping to hear. Yes, shearling lined on 64. Made sure I inserted the quote this time, unlike my recent omission on the Alden thread. Thanks for the info and again, congrats on a couple of great scores.
For how they age, have a look at the pictures in the posts on the last couple of pages. As I say in my post, my rosewood Galways are my most worn pair and still look great. I’ve got a pair the same as yours that are also about 5-6 years old and still look really good.

I’m not sure I think of EG as dressy, I have quite a few pairs of them and only one pair I would class as dress shoes - Westminster dub monks. They do conservative business dress shoes very well, but personally I’m not one for a cap toe black Oxford.
 

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Hey Guys, not a troll at all. Simply an EG neophyte as I only one one pair. When I think of EG I always think of dressy shoes that require a certain amount of tenderness. That runs contrary to the way I like to wear my boots and my question is simply one of how do these age............

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One of the reasons I love shell (the primary one actually) is that I love how it looks as it ages. I just don't have the experience with high-end calf. And while I absolutely love these boots I have hesitated to wear them because the profile is a bit chunky for business casual and I'm leery to beat them up as I do when I wear denim.

That was a long-winded way of asking, will these get better with age or should I continue to wear very sporadically?

Note - excuse the sweats but with WFH going into year 2 walking my dog is truly the only time I need to put on shoes, and it was cold in the Burg the other day.
EG boots are built to last and if taken care of, you won’t have any problems. You don’t have to treat them delicately but at the same time, don’t abuse them.

use shoe trees when storing. If you’re going to wear Them In the snow or when it’s wet, I’d use a neutral wax to add to the water repellency.
 

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For how they age, have a look at the pictures in the posts on the last couple of pages. As I say in my post, my rosewood Galways are my most worn pair and still look great. I’ve got a pair the same as yours that are also about 5-6 years old and still look really good.

I’m not sure I think of EG as dressy, I have quite a few pairs of them and only one pair I would class as dress shoes - Westminster dub monks. They do conservative business dress shoes very well, but personally I’m not one for a cap toe black Oxford.
I most certainly will take a look and hopefully see yours. It will be great to get a window into how mine may look years down the road.

EG boots are built to last and if taken care of, you won’t have any problems. You don’t have to treat them delicately but at the same time, don’t abuse them.

use shoe trees when storing. If you’re going to wear Them In the snow or when it’s wet, I’d use a neutral wax to add to the water repellency.
Appreciate the input and this shouldn't be a problem. I'm pretty good on shoe care, but I do wear my boots pretty hard.
 

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This is my second attempt to get a good fit for Edward Green loafer... the photo is based on my Edward green Islington 137 last UK9/9.5E with my foot pushed all the way forward. As you can see there are quite a bit of gap there.. is UK8.5E or UK8 on the 184 last a better gamble? I am thinking of getting 2 loafers.. EG Piccadilly unlined Suede Loafer and EG Lulworth calf loafer. Hope I can finally get it right this time and don’t have to return
 

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I’ve never tried the 137 last, but the 184 is fairly narrow, I couldn’t size down.

Loafers are such a difficult and personal fit, as there is no way to tighten or loosen.
 

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I’ve never tried the 137 last, but the 184 is fairly narrow, I couldn’t size down.

Loafers are such a difficult and personal fit, as there is no way to tighten or loosen.
That so true... the 137 last is also fairly narrow compared to the 606 last so I deduce that 184 last should also be about the same

by the way you are wearing UK 8 E for the Dover 606 last? What about your size for the 184 last loafer? Is it lined or unlined? Suede or calf?
 
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I’ve got a couple of pairs on the 606 last, both size 8 and I took size 8 in my 184 loafers - they are lined calf.

Thats what I mean about loafer fit being so personal, you’ve already sized down from a comfortable fit on 606 and you are getting some heel slip.
 

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