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

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

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

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    I know your post wasn't directed at me, but there is a link under the picture, for site, at least.
     


  2. Burton

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    They are "D" width according to the site. Axels does mostly - exlcusively- "D".
     


  3. JubeiSpiegel

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    I have been looking at the Brooks Brothers EG shoes online, and the BB associates tell me that they are shown in converted US sizes. Any truth to this, would that mean that a size 10 E on their website equals a 9 F in UK size? Any EG, at BB, sizing experience?
     


  4. Burton

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    My understanding is they are shown in us size. A 9 would then be a EG 8.5/9 and all are "E" width.
     


  5. dieworkwear

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    Hm, Leffot contacted me to say that EG is ready to the cut the leather on my MTO Shannon boots, but wanted to me to approve of the sketch they made.

    Everything seems fine, but I'm now having second thoughts about requesting blind eyelets on my balmoral boots. Any thoughts on whether I should get matched agatine eyelets instead?

    To give you a sense of the rest of the boot - I asked for a punched cap toe, double leather sole, no speed hooks, made from antiqued dark oak leather. My original thought was that blind eyelets would make the boots a bit dressier. Give it the sense that it's a regular oxford until one actually sits down. Looking over these two photos now, however, I'm not so sure. Anyone care to weigh in?

    Neither of these have a punched cap toe, but they approximate the design otherwise.

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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Blind eyelets for closed lacing, IMO.

    If you'd wanted a casual boot you wouldn't have ordered a balmoral.

    Stick to your guns.
     
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  7. Gdot

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    Well, in theory the blind eyelets to make it more 'formal' which I too would think I would like.

    However, there is something about the agatine that makes them seem more finished as a boot.

    I assume that since you ordered a punched cap toe that you intend to wear them with suits and odd jacket combos. And if so I'd stick to the blind eyelets. Bear in mind that in the photos you show the boots are completely laced. And to my eye it is the top eyelets without the lacings in them that look odd - the blind eyelets with the laces going through them look perfectly fine to me.

    I'd stick to blind unless I intended to also wear them with denim.
     


  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    I ordered a G&G Bal boot with the following:

    Black Shell
    Single Leather
    Punch Cap
    Blind Eyelets with Speed Hooks

    From a visual perspective, blind eyelets vs agatine are the same. Especially because EG's eyelets arent very noticeable and the only person that will notice is you (99.998% of the time). The shannon is already a very dressy boot and eyelets wont change the appearance drastically. imo, comparing blind and agatine eyelets is like splitting hairs and not worth the headache in this case. I would be more concerned with the practicality of blind eyelets. Just from experience, at 7:35am (already 5 minutes behind), I usually reach for the most accessible, user friend-ly shoe. No chance in hell I reach for a bal boot, with 9 blind eyelets. nuh-uh
     
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  9. jerrybrowne

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    Personally, I would go with eyelets. BTW, how did you get EG to send you a sketch of your MTO? Is this for top drawer?
     


  10. PhiloVance

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    EG used to make shoes with closed lacing and metal eyelets back in the day - I don't think it was standard treatment in the mid-1980s but it shows up quite a bit. I've seen several pairs of EGs from that era that I wish did not have the metal eyelets, its really the only characteristic that dates the shoes, in my opinion.

    Those boots look pretty sublime, by the way. But I'd go blind too, if that's the way you're leaning.

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  11. PhiloVance

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    Cross-posted on member ebay auctions (it's a nice pic anyway):

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  12. Slewfoot

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    While I think the blind eyelets as is add a more dressy look that can be worn with suits, speed hooks are a necessity for me with boots. They are there for a reason: it's time consuming and somewhat annoying to take them off and on otherwise. It can be done, but just realize you'll need to take a few extra minutes at both ends to undo some laces from the top sets of eyelets. For me, practicality always wins especially in the long term.

    Seems like what you have is below. Personally, I think the speedhooks kind of add some balance to the captoe. Just my $0.2.

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    This pic might come in handy for your choice.
    (I'd have gone with speed hooks as they are more practical and will be covered by the trousers 99% of the time anyway)

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  14. VRaivio

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    dieworkwear: of course blind eyelets, we're talking balmorals here. Metal eyelets make any pair look very casual.
     


  15. GuidoTheKillerPimp

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    I haven't seen these before -


    The Braselton at RL Beverly Hills

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