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

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

  1. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    So guys, I got a reply from Skoak regarding the zug MTO. They had discussed it at the factory, but in the end decided against, mainly because they didn't know the leather and how it behaved (i.e. hadn't had i tested in their quality department) which could cause delays in the production. So the project is stranded once again. However, C&J have agreed to do it, and CTBrummie is organising a GMTO in zug with more or less the same specs (the Snowdon model), but commando sole and no shearling. Since I'm really after the shearling lining I guess I'll just have to wait until EG finally restocks the heather gorse – if they ever do :s

    But now: back to focusing on my Alderley GMTO [​IMG]

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  2. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thanks for the update, and thanks for trying.
     
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  3. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    No problem. Btw, can anyone comment on the difference between single leather soles and HAF? I only have shoes with either single of double soles myself, and the latter feels much stiffer than the former. I'd also appreciate a few pics of how EG do the HAF soles if anyone has something to share. Thanks!
     
  4. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    HAF are 1 1/2 thick at the forefoot, tapering to single near the heel. In terms of stiffness, they are in between double and single leather.

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  5. michaelvl

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    HAF soles are 1 1/2 the thickness of a single sole at the fore part of the sole and taper to single sole thickness at the mid section of the sole.
     
  6. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    That's right. Sorry for the error.
     
  7. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Nice model and color
     
  8. pwhinson

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    New convert here - I received my pair of Galways last week and I love the color and the combination of the dark oak and the country calf, but I particularly like the fact that this dark oak is not as dark as others I've seen, so much so that I'm thinking it might be a different color altogether and I like the heavy antiquing although I realize this is a matter of preference/taste. The other thing worth commenting on here is the tight grain and incredibly soft/smooth leather uppers (the dark oak). I've just never seen anything like it. Its substantial and thick leather, but it has the most supple ("bendable") and the silkiest feel I've ever seen in any shoe. The only other high-end shoes I have at present at Lobbs and one pair of Carmina boots but the leather on these things is astounding.

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  9. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    HAF sole looks very elegant IMO.
     
  10. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    where did you pick these up? they don't look like DOAK to me....
     
  11. pwhinson

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    I purchased them from another SF member.
     
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    ALSO...they came in a box that was marked dark oak, it was the older style box and it has imprinted on the inside of the shoe what I believe is the older Edward Green branding with the square box and the name inside the box. When did EG stop using that branding? Or do they still use it? The shoes appear to be new.
     
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    Congrats pwhinson, those are terrific boots. And they sure do look like my dark oak Galways.
     
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    Burgundy antique for valentines day
     
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    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Cross post from shoe porn thread (nothing you haven't seen before, but still): Some pics of my new Edward Green Galway, dark oak/walnut country grain, 82-last, double dainite. Polished with GlenKarens products:

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  17. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice boots....compliments
     
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    Thanks for your comments regarding HAF soles. It seems like being the best of two worlds, i.e. the durability of the double sole under the forefoot but with the flexibility of the single sole under the mid foot. However, it also seems that the heels are higher than on single sole shoes – that there is a layer of leather added to compensate for the extra layer under the forefoot?

    Anyway, I think it's very elegantly made and raises the questions why anyone would want double soles...
     
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    I need some help.

    If I know I am a UK9E in 202 last, shall I take a 9F in 888 or 9E?
     
  20. jerrybrowne

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    I do agree that the heels look high in that photo. The shoes I have with HAF soles have regular height heels however.

    I like double soles for specific shoes (country shoes for example) due to aesthetic reasons, and due to increased durability.
     

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