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

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

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Finally, if he likes his 10 pairs of Vass, why is he not content? Does he have a hole in his wardrobe, or does he just want to buy something?

    I don't like to encourage that type of behaviour.
     
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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    look out for a custom maker in hungary or even vienna, walk on a new path. there are several in a distance of approx. 100 km and 250 km at the most.
     
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  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    imo, the biggest question is: how does he find about the fit as there are no sellers for either EG or G&G around. the nearest afaik are in frankfurt/germany.
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    our friend forgets that we in europe, particularly in the area between budapest and vienna, have a wide range of makers which supply their offers in all price categories. he has still a lot to learn about the rest of the world, imo.
     
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  5. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    If someone is starting out 2 Vass shoes are better then a pair of EG shoes; however, once someone has 10 pairs of Vass, maybe it is time to try something difference. Taking location into account, it may be easier for the OP to try St Crispins shoes and after wearing them, decide whether they find the difference worth it.

    I started out with a pair of Barkers, tried Church's (did consider mto for the Royal Collection), Cheaney, Crockett & Jones and now happy with E&G. Along the way; spoke with Nathan Brown formerly of Lodger about their rtw and bespoke shoes, talked with Cleverley about bespoke shoes and considered their Anthony range, tried on and considered John Lobb and Gaziano & Girling shoes, spoke with Chay about Alfred Sargent options and decided Top Drawer from EG was not worth the difference for me.


    As for 'variety', you do not need to go bespoke; G&G have 12 Deco shoes and 63 G&G shoes available via their mto programme from Bespoke-England. Take into account different types of soles, lasts, leathers, colours and G&G can make minor changes to the design, there are endless options via mto. Sticking to rtw, G&G have limited shoes available; however, other shoemakers have a lot more rtw options.
    If someone wants to go bespoke, then they should go bespoke but not everyone wants too - most people who wear bespoke shoes have a mixture of rtw, mto and bespoke shoes.
     
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  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    not bad. st. c. isn't the only other option in this area, though, and a trip to vienna is within a reasonable distance, imo. definitely a company, i would consider... the number of considerable workshops is along the numbers you described about your london experience - call it your journey. still for me the main point is to try the new gig on in person and build up a relationship, when i intend to change my pattern.

    out of my head, you find in budapest only

    -buday shoes
    -istvan toth
    -koronya

    and probably some more, which aren't already on the radar of styleforum. definitely a lot of options before you turn to the british... :D
     


  7. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    I only used St Crispins as an example which was used by another poster. My knowledge of shoes outside of London, Northamptonshire and JL Paris, is whatever I have seen on Ask Andy and Style Forum.

    I do agree with you about sticking local or close by, if the option is available; which does seem the case with the OP. I would not try Alex Kabbaz when there are so many shirt options in and around London, and Paris a 2hr eurostar trip away.
     


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    great minds alike...
     


  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    What about the US? :colgate:
     


  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    what do you mean?
     


  11. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    tongue-and-cheek comment related to the level of shomaking done in the US. The quality or shoemaking trade in the UK and Europe is in a totally different level than what is done here in the US. However, I still have love for my Alden shell :slayer:
     


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    Cross-post from "HOF: Label . . ." thread, in case this is the more appropriate spot:

    Old Edward Green (Belgravia) for Paul Stuart

    I know the top #'s are "size.width.last"
    Any clue as to what the bottom # means? Color? If so, does anyone know which color is referenced here?

    Sorry if a dumb question. My searching on here and with google turned up nothing, but somehow I feel like one of you will link to what I should have been able to find myself . . .

    [​IMG]
     


  13. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ah, ok.
     


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    This is the EG appreciation thread guys, take your comparisons elsewhere.
     


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    Thanks for the replies, i will contact fritzl for some suggestions... For the fit of EG shoes, unfortunately, there aren't too many options in Switzerland, at least in Geneva, they are sold in a small boutique but choice is limited. (a small boutique that sells a variety of shoes, EG, GG, CJ,Carmina, Santoni etc.). For 10 VASS shoes... well i bought them at a good price...
     


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