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Edward Green Discontinuing MTO Service??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aportnoy, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    whoopee Senior member

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    Distressing.

    If they do, they will lose a lot of business. Certainly mine.

    We should lodge a protest.
     
  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thats a bummer as i was hoping to get some once i can check the sizing for them!!!
     
  4. Panzeraxe II

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    The operation is still up-and-running, so I placed an order for 2 pairs yesterday
     
  5. aportnoy

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    The operation is still up-and-running, so I placed an order for 2 pairs yesterday and received confirmation this morning

    I had a feeling the reports were not true. It seems like the MTO program is a real profit center for EG and drives customer loyalty. Good to know!
     
  6. sammy

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    I hope this is just some kind of a sick joke. I had a list of shoes I was planning to order during the next trunk show. [​IMG]
     
  7. Panzeraxe II

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    To confirm, the salesperson told my friend that the service would be discontinued in October.
     
  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps the reintroduction of their "Top Drawer" line has something to do with this? I know that EG is banking on that line being able to go head-to-head with John Lobb Prestiege.

    Anyway that you look at it, it's quite dificult to be profitable doing one offs of anything.
     
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    toniok Well-Known Member

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    what's actually the difference between the top drawer and the regular line?
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what's actually the difference between the top drawer and the regular line?

    More hand finishing like the bevelling of the waist.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well that fucking sucks a big one...

    I plan on telling EG as much when in town next month.
     
  12. Panzeraxe II

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    Any details on the Top Drawer line? Price, expected date of introduction etc.
     
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    Just been to the Jermyn Street shop to hear it from the horse's mouth (manager Raymond Fox):

    False Alarm!!!

    EG is stopping a bespoke service (we all knew that, Tony is leaving),
    EG is not stopping made-to-order (one-offs).

    All of you can continue to order the model, size, last, leather and sole treatment of your choice.
     
  14. whnay.

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    Just been to the Jermyn Street shop to hear it from the horse's mouth (manager Raymond Fox):

    False Alarm!!!

    EG is stopping a bespoke service (we all knew that, Tony is leaving),
    EG is not stopping made-to-order (one-offs).

    All of you can continue to order the model, size, last, leather and sole treatment of your choice.

    There is a God!! Thanks for the update....
     
  15. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There was much rejoicing![​IMG] Thanks for the update Bengal!
     
  16. Film Noir Buff

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    There was much rejoicing![​IMG] Thanks for the update Bengal!


    Lol, and they ate Robin's minstrels...
     
  17. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Maybe the answer is to take one's shoe buying to a bespoke maker and get the design, last, leather, color, etc exacting the way one wants it.
     

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