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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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    That number is something like a serial number. When EG does a run of shoes - all those shoes get that number. For example, if Leffot orders 20 Westministers in dark oak on the 888 - all if those shoes get the same number. However, if you order a shoe MTO and nobody else ordered the same make-up around the same time you would get a unique number. I believe they are in the high 80,000's currently. Might be starting into the low 90,000's. Not sure when this practice started.
     
  2. SuitedDx

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    Interesting. Would be cool to be the one with 90,000 or whatever round number. :)
     
  3. PhiloVance

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    Here's a photo of some of the EG lasts:

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    Left to right: 32, 33, 202, 346, 89, 888, 82, 201

    You can see some close-ups here:

    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/evolution-of-last-edward-green-from-to.html
     
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  4. SuitedDx

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    Thank you. Can't believe they didn't come up in the search.
     
  8. PhiloVance

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    No, the 202, 82, and 888 are readily available.

    The 32, 33 and 201 were standard in the 1980s - probably available via MTO now, I think. The 346 appears to have been specially made for Brooks Brothers (346 being the street number for the BB flagship on Madison Avenue), also probably in the 1980s. And the 89 was a last made for RLPL, but it looks like the 89 is being phased out in favor of the 888.
     
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  9. jerrybrowne

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    Good stuff. In addition to MTO, the 32 is available in Japan....
     
  10. PhiloVance

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    Didnt know that JB - thanks for the info. The 32 is nice, it doesnt surprise me that the japanese would be into it.
     
  11. fritzl

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    good information.

    btw, we just try to figure out some comparisons in the AH thread and i'm pretty sure, we can benefit from your knowledge. so pls stop by. thanks.
     
  12. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    ^^^fritzl, I'm now going to un-impress you with my ignorance :)

    what is the AH thread?
     
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    no worries :happy:

    here you go. i count on you...
     
  14. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    Ah, I know that thread. Thanks.
     
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    You’re forgetting the 88 (John Hlustik: “the Great 88”) a kind of metrosexual last which couldn’t quite decide whether it was round or square. The 88 was quite short, subsequently the last got redesigned and lengthened to become the 808. Initially solely reserved for the (then)“Top Drawer” range the last became quite a favourite with RLPL. According to Tony G, the 808 had fitting problems that is the reason, why he designed the 888 in the early 2000s, as a direct descendent of 88 and 808.

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  16. PhiloVance

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    Hi Bengal - thanks for the info. The sketches are great.

    I didnt forget it; unfortunately, I dont own a pair :brick:. I'm missing the 808 as well. I was just referring to the lasts that I have.

    The 88 looks nice - I think Foster& Sons used it quite a bit, no?

    Have you ever seen the 184 on a non-loafer? I wonder how that might look . . .
     
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    With the 202 advertised as 'classic English' and 888 & 82 more contemporary, besides the actual toe shape, are the 888 & 82 longer then the 202? Just curious because I don't have any 202 for comparison.
     
  18. PhiloVance

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    I think the 888 is definitely more elongated than the 202, but not as wide or roomy beyond the toe box. The 82 comes across as "stubby" to me (in a nice way), but its somewhere between the stubbiness of the 202 and the more refined toe of the 888. It seems to have muted characteristics of both the 202 and 888, IMO.
     
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    Thanks for that description. Very helpful for me. I actually like the 82 although I own more 888... most of the EG I run into here in NYC are on the 888.
     
  20. PhiloVance

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    Yes, I think RL is going strictly 888 now at 72nd Street. Although the Dover Boot on sale recently was a throwback to the 89, which I like if you size down by 1/2.

    I think Brooks Brothers is also only stocking 888.
     
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