Edward green crocodile shoes vs. john lobb

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  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    Well, curiousity got the best of me and I contacted Edward Green and inquired about their croc shoes. I asked if they could price a pair of oxfords and a pair of boots for me. They priced the Chelsea's at 2200 euros (or is it pounds still?), tax free and referenced me to Tony G, at their bespoke service for a price on the Banbury boots in mocca croc. Any thoughts as to whether or not Lobb's might be a better way to go, or should I stick with EG? I know the Lobb perriers in dark brown croc have almost reached mythical status. Thanks.
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    If the UK, then pounds sterling. The currency quoted would make a difference in the price.
     
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    Phil Senior member

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    The email that was sent back to me from EG had the price quoted with a symbol that looks like an L with a horizontal line through it. Which currency is that?
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you mean that sign: £ ? That is Pound Sterling or GBP and with today's weak Dollar, it is almost 2 USD per GBP. I don't think there will be a great deal of difference between John Lobb and Edward Green RTW crocodile shoes (neither in quality nor in price). Is a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, a Mercedes or a BMW, a better car? It's a question of your personal choice
     
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    Thats the symbol yes. One more question gentlemen - do croc shoes require any special treatment, other than the typical shine and polish routine typical of calfskin shoes?
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that the current price on crocodile Lobbs is around $4200, which is pretty close to £2200 ex VAT at the current exchange rate. I don't think that you're going to find many differences in quality of materials or construction between crocodile Lobbs and crocodile EGs. It comes down to the pattern you want made up. If you like the Perrier, you're going to have to go with Lobb because I don't think that EG has anything comparable (although EG's plain-toe blucher, the Windermere, would look pretty good in its own right). If you would like a great deal of control over the details of the finishing of the shoe, you'd be better-served with EG since Lobb tends to be rather inflexible.
     

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