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

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  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I appreciate it. I suppose blind eyelets it is.




    NAMOR, I assume you meant the issue of speed hooks, not blind eyelets? I have boots with blind and agatine eyelets and have never noticed a difference in their performance. Have you, or was that a typo?

    Regarding speed hooks, I was concerned about the practicality of not having them in. All my boots have speed hooks, so I have no experience with boots without them. I asked around, however, and a few people told me that boots without them are fine, they just take a little extra effort. In my head, I imagined that this would entail just "opening" the laces up a little bit, so that the opening would be big enough to stick your foot in. I can't imagine this taking more than 15 to 30 seconds extra per boot. From those with experience, am I mistaken?


    No, this isn't Top Drawer. This is my first MTO with EG, and I decided to go with Leffot because the price they quoted me was the same that EG gave. It seemed like it would then just be better to have Leffot's help, so I went with them. I'm not sure if getting a sketch is standard with their MTOs.
     
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  2. n-domino

    n-domino Senior member

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    I saw these at the Mansion in NYC. I wonder if EG has an equivalent model that you can get MTO? I really like them.
     
  3. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    I have boots with and without speedhooks. You are right that it only takes up a little more time to put them on which isn't much of an issue. When you come home tired though you will find that taking speedhookless boots of can be frustrating.
     
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Unless you have really long laces, the laces are forced out of top 2-3 eyelets as you open up the boot to get your foot in. So you have to re-lace about 2 or 3 eyelets while your foot is in the boot.

    Takes about 10 secs.
     
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  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Takes about 2-3 minutes extras to unlace and relace a 9 blind eyelet boot. I prefer to spend less than a minute
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    what can I say, I have fast fingers...
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I can see that.


    I assume you don't mean you unlace and relace all nine eyelets. Two or three extra minutes to open up the first three sets seems strange, no?

    I've always thought it takes iGents about an hour to get dressed anyway. Five minutes to put on the outfit; fifteen minutes to take a picture, color correct, and upload the photo onto the internet; and then forty minutes to debate with strangers whether there is a divot in your shoulder. After that, you're ready to go to work.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    More like about 2 min for both boots vs. 30 second with speed hooks.

    Taking shoes off is about the same.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    Still have to loosen the remaining eyelets in order to put on/off the boots. And lacing and tighten up three sets takes longer than you expected.

    Speed hooks is fast as you tighten and lace at the same time and lets you have different options in lacing or knotting.
     
  11. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    When you're rolling out of your shell scrape at 3.56am and can't lace your boots quick enough before the zombie bites off your arm, you'll wish you'd opted for speedhooks.

    OTOH you'll thank your lucky stars that your arm without the lovely automatic watch looked slightly more tender to said zombie.
     
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    These are great
     
  13. salisbury

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    Great boot!
     
  14. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Geez, I've never seen a bunch of grown men whine so much about tying their boots.

    Didn't you sorta master this in Kindergarten?

    :crackup:


    (said he who haz no lace up bootz)
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Boot lacing problem solved
     

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