Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
These pairs are all set for autumn and winter now!
You fellas are making me desire Galways.
We do consider my MTO project.
I have been on the fence for a wee while now, there's a pair of bordeaux boots by Vass on ebay that I've been very tempted by foe some time but I decided if I was going to dive in it was going to be at the deep end! I don't think I could do MTO, I have just bought those and will receive them in a few days but the wait for MTO would drive me insane!
Not boots - can I still play?
Dover - 606
Lovely Dovers, I need to replace mine.
Laufer, I need instant gratification and a spare G.
nice dovers earthdragon. how do you like the fit?
I have them in Dark Oak ( 9 1/2E) & they still feel snug. These are a half size bigger, which I actually prefer on the 888 and 606 Lasts. I seem to be wearing Loafers more and more ( a result of 5 pairs during the G&G frenzy).
thought you wore a larger size?
just received my Hove in "nightshade" from the factory (ordered in 82 last) ... amazing. The most beautiful shoes I have ever owned, actually (image of similar shoes, taken from http://atechnologyjobisnoexcuse.com/2012/07/edward-green-nightshade-hove/).
^^^ One of my fave EG models. I was trying on that exact shoe at the local EG retailer, but the 82 last didn't work for me. I'm happy they worked for you - beautiful shoes indeed. No go find your camera and take some real pics.
Is this correct that in the factory sale each customer is not allowed to buy more the three pairs if shoes?
Didint want to make a new thread would appreciate some help,
Recently purchased a pair of galways and they are a bit snug, from what I have read there is a significant break in period, which I am willing to put up with.
The problem is I have had 2 pairs of snug shoes tear where the throat and the vamp was sewn together. One pair was AE Daltons and the other pair were a pair of cheap chukkas. Would not want that to happen to this pair. So the question is do I break them in and risk a tear or just sell them now?
Thanks for your input.
Stylesp - I don't think anyone here can tell you how snug is too snug. But given that you have torn out too-snug shoes in the past hoping you would break them in, I think you seriously need to re-adjust your own perception of the sell / save tipping point. Breking shoes in shouldn't involve actually breaking them.
The chukkas were comfortable, just cheap, and I just assumed Allen Edmonds has bad stitching.
I wear a size 8 in everything and my wolverine 1000 miles and RL Lindricks fit fine on a size 8.
Ive just never had any experiences with these so called "elegant" lasts and was wondering if anyone has every damaged a pair of these shoes because they were to tight
Thanks for your response
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