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The socks thing doesn’t really make sense in the end of the day since buying an unlined shoe like a pair of loafers or even the shaft of a boot like the Galways will bring them into contact with the dyed suede underside of the unlined leather anyways. People usually opt for the green lining on their boots as a souvenir for a MTO project, something special that you can’t get RTW.
Something like Horween's Chamois leather has been known to stain socks given how oiled it is
 

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It should improve. If you want to speed the process, which I did with my newest pair. I hand flexed the sole a few times and it went away immediately
ah, good idea! will try that
 

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Unlined Dovers in Umber from The Hand. Amazingly comfortable and love the color.
 

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Hello all.

Anybody know the going price for top drawer specs?
It entirely depends on what you ask for but you’re talking around £2500. It’s best to talk to the shop to get a better idea.

Here’s my pair:
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The heel is canted and the leather is the best I’ve handled. I have 25 Gaziano and Girlings and 108 Edward Greens - so I’ve got a fair selection to compare. The fit is unbelievably good too and I’m not sure how they achieve that.
 

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It entirely depends on what you ask for but you’re talking around £2500. It’s best to talk to the shop to get a better idea.

Here’s my pair:
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The heel is canted and the leather is the best I’ve handled. I have 25 Gaziano and Girlings and 108 Edward Greens - so I’ve got a fair selection to compare. The fit is unbelievably good too and I’m not sure how they achieve that.

Thank you for this I now realized maybe I don't have a problem. It's the old but ya I'm not as bad as that guy.
 

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Hi Brains trust, can anyone tell me if there is any significance to the colour of the lining inside a pair of EG Galways? I've seen them with green and with brown and with red/pink. Is it just random or does it mean something?

Here's a red/pink version

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and these are green
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I picked the purple lining on the Brown Utah and Suede Galways. If you do. MTO or group MTO you can pick the lining color.

-Mike
 

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I bought a pair of Edward Greens in a charity shop a while back. They have an S on the disc where the details of size and last are presented. Does this mean they were originally sold as Seconds? I am asking because I intend to sell them but don’t want to ask an unrealistic price.
 

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I bought a pair of Edward Greens in a charity shop a while back. They have an S on the disc where the details of size and last are presented. Does this mean they were originally sold as Seconds? I am asking because I intend to sell them but don’t want to ask an unrealistic price.
That S seems drawn on after the fact by someone else. It could have been written by the original owner and not EG.
 

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I bought a pair of Edward Greens in a charity shop a while back. They have an S on the disc where the details of size and last are presented. Does this mean they were originally sold as Seconds? I am asking because I intend to sell them but don’t want to ask an unrealistic price.
is it me or is the idea of buying (presumably low) in a charity shop and then selling (presumably high) onwards a bit of an odd phenomenon? I get the whole supply and demand matching but still.
 

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is it me or is the idea of buying (presumably low) in a charity shop and then selling (presumably high) onwards a bit of an odd phenomenon? I get the whole supply and demand matching but still.

By charity shop standards, the shoes weren’t cheap, and I’m not necessarily going to ask a higher price for them than I paid.

I’m in the UK, and a lot of British charity shops have become extremely savvy in their pricing of higher end goods, so one’s still getting a decent buy but hardly a wild bargain.

It’s not a case of flipping a lucky find - though I don’t see anything terribly wrong with that. Rather, I don’t wear the shoes, as I have a better-looking pair in the same style (but not EG). Moving them on seems sensible.

The alternatives are allowing them to languish in the back of my closet or giving them away. I give most of my unwanted clothes to charities, but I don’t see that I have a moral obligation to do that in all cases.

Besides, selling items guarantees that they go - swiftly - to people who want them. A few years ago I gave some well-used but still serviceable Crocketts to my local Oxfam, where they sat unpurchased for ages.
 
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