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

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

  1. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    So they no longer offer lined shafts? Fair enough. I can see why that might be bothersome.

    On a side note, I find the new offering of a shearling lining a bit intriguing...

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  3. joshuadowen

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    That was a pull from the May 2012 catalogue. It was emailed to me as a PDF by EG.
     


  4. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    are they the same sizes?

    UK E = US D

    or is Leffot stocking a UKD?
     


  6. joshuadowen

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    Hard to say. They don't list UK widths, they do list having both US Ds and US Es. The pair of US E's I ordered are marked on the shoe as UK8.5E
     


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    The Jermyn Street shop carries a stock version of the Galway in country calf with the upper section in grown shearling. The inside is the fur-side, the outside the (suede) flesh-side, (The word 'lining' is a bit confusing, as it indicates a separate layer).

    The lower section of the boot is conventionally lined in leather.
     


  8. joshuadowen

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    I'd love to see a pic of that. Sounds epic.
     


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    +1. sounds gnarly
     


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    The 888 was a last designed by one of the masters, Tony Gaziano, who was an integral part of Edward Green's bespoke division during the good old days when EG was a prestigious shoe maker. Bespoke shoes, and their lasts, are designed for elegance, particularly elegance with fine suits.

    The Galway, being a rough boot, looks particularly good in a 888 last, at least I think it does, and to use it as an elegant shoe with a "bespoke" look to it makes it accessible to use with a fine suit. Basically, moving to the 888 last turns the Galway from its "rough look" into a "dress boot".

    When you wear a fine suit you would typically want to wear fine socks and you would not want the inside of your boot to show an unrefined course leather or suede. The lining is also smooth and prevents rubbing on socks etc. When you wear a suit you want your shoes to be properly lined like a "dress boot".

    Double leather sole has only minor advantages over the HAF. The "HAF" sole is a double leather welted sole which narrows to single leather at the waist.

    The M64 is the original last of the Galway Boot and it has a distinctly "paratrooper" or "pit boot" shape to it. it is very roomy in the toe box and the heel, which i use in winter when I can use really thick socks to take up the extra room in the boot.

    Here is a pic of a M64 in rosewood calf, my favorite "all purpose" boots, next to a second favorite, which happens to be another Galway:-

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    These are both on Ridegeway soles

    And the 82 last

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    These are both HAF soles.

    I hope you can tell I am an enthusiast, BUT if it were not for the Galway I would be going like "errrm Edward Who?"
     
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    At that price you would want to go to http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/edwardgreen-galway-brown.html and speak to Mark Firth or Craig.

    I would like to actually have a go at getting an MTO for SF through EoM actually, if anyone is interested, with a 888 Galway on a double leather sole with full lining, to be worn with a nice Luttwyche suit hand tailored by Tony, something like this:-



    Any takers?

    We will need a minimum of 6 people.
     


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    Got my first Greens from George Bass in 2002. $675 for mto Lomonds in mahogany country calf on the 202 last. First of many. Nothing but top marks for George.
     


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    After 10 years, I'm sure the same pair is $1K more; however, I'm sure yours are still giving you many miles.
     


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