Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
This is 888 vs 202, both UK9,5E
Same size, but 1 width fitting difference between the 888 and 202 should work for me too, I think.
^ That would be in line with the following:
Length and width look about the same here.
I think that's the 82, not the 202? (jcusey picture)
I agree, those look more like 82
Nope, 202, but I was wrong about width, 202 are in 9,5D, while 888 are in 9,5E
Great shoes nonetheless. I think the orientation helps with identification. Enjoy!!
Ah, ok it's a D, I thought they looked very narrow for a 202. The Cherwell is a great lloking shoe by the way. Love the Sage Green as well!
Ah ha! Similar to jerrybrowne's experience: same size, but 1 width fitting down from 888 to 202.
202 looks very nice in D width indeed. I tried going a half size up and a width down on 202 but it ended up being too narrow.
Deadstock Vintage Edward Green Piccadilly loafer for Brooks Bros.' Peal & Co. line. UK 9.5E on the 184 loafer last, with vintage Brooks Bros. dust bags.
You can view more pics (and my nocturnal ramblings) here:
^Side seam, a deal killer for me. The style looks extremely good, though.
Do they have rear seam?
Yes, the loafers have a rear seam. That's the strange part. I thought it might be a tech limitation of the era, but these are probably not more than 30 years old, and of course the other side of the loafer is basically identical but for the side seam. It must have been added as a design feature - someone thought it would look nice. It is relatively discreet, it just struck me as something you don't see very often from EG.
That seam on the medial (inner) side (less visible) is not really a design feature, but a way to save leather. A whole-cut (that's what the 'Piccadilly' really is) is extremely wasteful as far as leather is concerned. A whole lot will end up on the clicking room floor. If you divide the whole-cut into a 3/4 and 1/4 cut, you can lay the pattern pieces much closer together; think of (sexual) positions like 'tea-spoons' or '69'. As a result of this manipulation, you have less waste.
Oops, I hope I haven't disillusioned one or the other. But take heart, this way of penny-pinching was much more prevalent in the olden days, although it is still going on sometimes.
Some better pictures of my recent Leffot EG purchase before de-virginizing them.
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