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

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

  1. cwh812

    cwh812 Senior member

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    Potentially interested based upon finalized/chosen colors and other details.
     
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  2. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    That's great, please PM me so I won't forget you once we have settled on the details of the boot. As of now six members have shown interest, so I think it looks very promising for the project.
     
  3. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

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    Gentlemen,
    Does anyone prefer an all heather gorse (zug) Galway boot for a potential group MTO? I am contemplating something possibly more like the classic (without suede). Otherwise, it could be the same: 64 last, ridgeway sole, possible shearling lined shaft, likely E fitting. What do interested parties think? Please advise and PM, if you think these details attractive and suitable. Cheers.
     
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  4. VegTan

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    AFAIK, Zug was Scottish tannery W & J Martin's trademark. Just like Nettleton's trademark Loafer, it is now a generic name.
    http://www.trademarkia.com/zug-wj-martin-72285033.html

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    England tannery William Paul also made scotch grain leather and named it Beva.


    Here is a recipe for Zug and Beva.
     
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  5. RogerP

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    Quote:Love the concept, but I'm afraid I have different preferences for a number of details. 1) prefer double dainite soles 2) prefer 82 last in an E width (though I wouldn't rule out another last if I could arrive at a point of reasonable reassurance as to likely fit. I know a 9E 82 will work 100%). 3) any lind of shearling lining is a deal-breaker. I have very warm feet. ;-) Also - is this something you are contemplating running on your own, or through a vendor?
     
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    VegTan - I look forward to reading through that info you have helpfully prpvided.
     
  7. CTBrummie

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    Seconded. Incredible collection of info in that post.

    @VegTan, I have a pair of boots made of Beva leather in the same pattern as that pair pictured. Mine carry the CC41 utility stamp so can be dated to around 1941 to 1948 which is when, I think, they dropped using the stamp on clothing.

    If anything, the Beva leather (pronounced, presumably, 'beaver' due to the animal appearing on the Beva-branded pull tabs) is even thicker than zug.
     
  8. S K M

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    Not sure yet, but possibly through Skoak once we have sorted all the details out. Btw, EG will only do Veldtschoen on the 64 last, so that leaves no room to discuss the last if it's going to be Veldtschoen – and it is [​IMG]
     
  9. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Skoak would definitely work for me. Understood re. last. Keep me posted.
     
  10. laufer

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    I would be interested in all leather makeup. Also if we go with suede option I am not interested in anything exotic such as blue or red suede.
     
  11. S K M

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    Agreed. I think some shade of brown would be most suitable and add a distinct touch to a rough out country boot without looking out of place. But what shade to choose is quite another question, and I hope to have some swatches sent over so the choice will be easier. I reckon the heather gorse is quite a special colour, so I thinks it's crucial to choose the right shade of suede if it shall work out...
     
  12. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I just started a project to photograph and upload the current EG swatch books. Most are done but I need to get my web guy to make a good table for them, this might take a while.

    Just PM me if there are any special types of leathers you are interested in. I just spotted some really nice reindeer swatches by the way.
     
  13. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Awesome job, PM sent! Cheers!
     
  14. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Got my Galway MTO today. Dark Oak, last 82, double dainite. They are awesome :)

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    ^ fantastic frank. Dark oak is a winner
     
  16. RogerP

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    Terrific boots - congrats!
     
  17. Fraiche

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    Who do you guys go thru for MTO orders?
     
  18. Farhad19620

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    Got my Galway MTO today. Dark Oak, last 82, double dainite. They are awesome :)


    Beautiful boots Frank, congratulations.
     
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    Agreed, great boots Frank! I especially like seeing these made up in one colour only, I think many times people have a tendency to go a bit too crazy mixing suede and leather. A boot in all Dark Oak is timeless and classic!
     
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