Edward Green Black Newbury: 888 or 606 last?

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  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I'm thinking of getting an Edward Green Newbury in black. I remember my first visit to the Berluti store in midtown and for whatever reason wanted a black wholecut after that.

    I always thought I wanted this on the 888 last, but the 606 is making me think. Would the softer square toe be better than the sharper, sleeker look on a black wholecut? Thoughts?
     


  2. william

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    I'd go with the 606 myself.
     


  3. Ich_Dien

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    I agree. The 606 is more timeless.
     


  4. sho'nuff

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    if youre getting the newbury in black i recommend 82 last as that seems more appropriate for a dressier black wholecut. i like 606 on derbies and bluchers but that's me.
     


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    888
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    are we talking about wholecuts like the weymouth without a medallion?
     


  7. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Senior member

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    I agree. The 606 is more timeless.

    Have to agree. Love the 606 Last.
     


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    The 606 is a wonderfully classic last and IMO overall a better fitting last than the elongated and somewhat "pinched" 808.
     


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    Oops, meant to say 888!
     


  11. hangten

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    to put a spin on this, I prefer the 808 to the other lasts.
     


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    Shikar Senior member

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    I like the 8000 last.[​IMG]

    Regards.
     


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  14. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Has anyone ever seen or posted a photo of a Newbury in 888 and in 606 side by side? (Paging aportnoy?)
     


  15. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    From that it actually looks as if the 888 is better!
     


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