Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by norcaltransplant, Mar 2, 2013.
Did anyone attend?
Expect that they will have been cleaned out and making an appearance on the Bay in the next 12 Hours , ( By the usual suspects) at grossly inflated prices...
Yes I was there, 20th in the queueing system at 9am! I still managed to pick up 4 very nice pairs as there was a very good selection in the 9.5-10 size range. EG are now enforcing a limit of 5 pairs per person, so one would hope that this puts paid to the eBay bulk buyers.
Now this I didn't need to hear! What did you see and get?
I'll take some pics and post them in the main EG appreciation thread. Here's a run-down of what I purchased:
Asquith - Dark Oak Antique
Chelsea - Dark Oak Antique
Dover - Chestnut Antique
Nevis (boot) - Chestnut Antique
Left behind a Galway in Burnt Pine in my size. Also saw a 9.5E Galway on a Dainite sole in the classic Dark Oak/Mink suede make-up (I'm a 10E on the 82, plus I already have one Galway).
There were Dovers, Beaulieu, a Shannon in Black Calf/Black Suede (again these are all 9.5/10's). Not a great selection in the other size I checked - 6.5E. I had a list of 5 models for proxying on behalf of another forum member, but there weren't any available. There were only four or five rows in this smaller size, whereas the 9.5/10s covered four full racks of shoes.
I didn't check any other sizes as I wanted to leave enough time to get to Lobb and C&J. Picked up a black Hallam from C&J just before they threw me out!
If anyone picked up a Westminster in Dark Oak antique in UK 8E I will gladly pay their over inflated price
Do Edward Green now have a factory shop that is open on a regular basis? The advert for the sale implies that they do.
Very jealous! Any sense of pricing, both at the sale and when the factory store isn't having a sale? Same question for Lobb. I'm heading to London later this year and considering making a trip out to Northampton if its worth it.
Larry, I listed the prices in the EG appreciation thread. Worth repeating though: £460 for standard shoes, £525 for Dover, £545 for boots (Galway, Shannon), £610 for Nevis (the boot version of Dover). Yesterday was a special sale with 20% off those prices, but those are the usual numbers I guess (it was my first ever trip).
Lobb was quite expensive. From £600 downwards to £300, dependent on the flaw, with all sorts of different price points between the two.
In this day and age I would have loved if they went online with this factory sale.
Hardly likely. EG's website has barely changed in the past 4 years.
Too much work involved what with photographs, descriptions, returns, inventory, sizing etc.
Thanks for the info. Very helpful. Do folks know if they give VAT back for us foreigners?
Yes, I believe you pay the same price then reclaim the VAT at Customs upon leaving the country.
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