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

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

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

    Messages:
    8,354
    Likes Received:
    5,763
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    

    Wow, stunning!
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    Out of curiosity I checked with EG (Jermyn St.) on the current price of a resole. I was told:

    The price of this service is £275 per pair and it takes 8-10 weeks.

    That is approx. $455. Wow.
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND

    +1
     


  4. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Wow is right.
     


  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

    Messages:
    9,929
    Likes Received:
    3,280
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    That is insane. $455 for a resole??
     


  6. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

    Messages:
    10,134
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    
    Wow! Alright then...who wants to buy a 5 pair EG collection in size 8UK??
     


  7. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,655
    Likes Received:
    765
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    
    It is high but that sounds about right (1/3 the price of retail). In EG's defense, they do a "refurb" not just a "resole" when submitted.

    Not cheap especially compared to the likes of AS (<$200), Alden and AE (<$150), or independent cobblers such as Nick V. (~$100 I believe for standard soles).
     


  8. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

    Messages:
    9,929
    Likes Received:
    3,280
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Yes but presumably the cost of the sole is roughly equivalent. Dainite is Dainite no matter who purchases it. As you move up and up the food chain I expect better choice of materials, construction, etc but to base a resole off of the retail value does not hold much weight to me as that price remains relatively constant; the biggest variable being the hourly cost of the worker doing the install but that clearly should not equate to this level of difference.
     


  9. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    210
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    EG suggests not to topy their soles as the leather needs to breath .. I think with a good cedar trees and some good topy that you would be just fine .. Though I can recall a member here posting a photos of a recently refurbished shoe from EG, and it end up looking like a brand new pair.
     


  10. laufer

    laufer Senior member

    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    391
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    







    Now we see the wisdom of purchasing so many pairs of shoes. It is very unlikely that we would need recrafting that often.
    275 pounds have been a price for some time, I think this includes delivery both ways.
     


  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND

    You are correct. I assumed all on the thread knew a resole included a complete refurbishment.
     


  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Now if I only can convince my wife to see it this way. LOL
     


  13. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,346
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Location:
    The Highlands of Central Oregon
    All the recraft departments basically strip out the insole and relast the shoe before rewelting and resoling. The shoe is essentially run through the same assembly line as a new pair. So the work and time is roughly the same as for a new pair.

    The interesting thing, to me, is that once you get beyond the leathers and the upper work, most manufactured shoes are almost identical in terms of materials and construction techniques. So the question becomes....if recrafting is identical to 90% of the work done bottoming a new pair of shoes, and recrafting costs such a substantial percentage of the price of a new pair of shoes...what percentage of the price of a new pair of shoes actually is material and labour costs for the uppers?

    Everyone says that "it's the leathers" (for the uppers) that makes one high end RTW shoe cost more than another made using he same techniques....

    Really?
     


  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Generally for any repairs on most things I have done Labor amounts to half of the bill.
     


  15. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

    Messages:
    8,354
    Likes Received:
    5,763
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    Quote:I'd send them to Nick without hesitation.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by