Edward Green shoes/ boots news

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Got a message from Plal today; it sure sounds good to me!!!

    "We haven't yet started carrying them [newmarket boots] yet but we're planning to bring in our first order soon so if there's anything you need, please let me know.

    The price of Newmarket will be M$2999 (about US$799, a bit more now due to exchange rate) - but we can offer you free shipping via registered airmail if you're charging to your credit card. Basically:

    M$2699 (about US$699) for standard stock shoes

    M$2999 (about US$799) for hand-sewn and boot stock styles

    M$565 (US$150) surcharge for special orders of less than 3 pairs per style/colour.

    M$369 (US$99) for same-last trees.

    Best regards,

    Shyam"
     
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    I wonder what entails "special order" status, if I'm reading that right it would mean rock bottom prices for MTO EG.
     
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    So the surcharge gets waived if one orders three or more pair?
     
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    So the surcharge gets waived if one orders three or more pair?

    Or if we can get enough critical mass to piggyback an order.[​IMG]
     
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    Or if we can get enough critical mass to piggyback an order.[​IMG]
    Well then Andrew and Whoopee, any ideas? I'm thinking a mink suede oundle.
     
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    Anyone have a list of the "standard stock" shoes? Cheers.
     
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    Anyone have a list of the "standard stock" shoes. Cheers.

    Z...here's the link:

    http://www.plal.com/EG/EG.txt
     
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    You know, I don't get the fetish with EG shoes. I was looking at some of the RLPL-badged ones (I assume all of them with the blacked out midsole are EG's) at the weekend and for the life of me I didn't see any reason to pay the premium these shoes command over Ferragamo Tramezzas, to say nothing of Ludwig Reiters that are readily available in Europe for under $500 at current exchange rates. (In NYC, they are rather more expensive.)
     
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    Leaving aside quality, the three makers you mentioned are hardly comparable in terms of style. I personally would take a pair of EGs over a pair each of Tramezzas and Reiters.
     
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    Well then Andrew and Whoopee, any ideas? I'm thinking a mink suede oundle.

    Considering a boot in olive and some sort of suede oxford, but waiting for Janne to finish my shoes so I can see if I'd rather have a bespoke pair over two RTW/MTO.
     
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    Leaving aside quality, the three makers you mentioned are hardly comparable in terms of style. I personally would take a pair of EGs over a pair each of Tramezzas and Reiters.

    Different strokes, I guess. I thought the EG's were OK but I prefer the Ferragamo lasts. And definitely prefer the Tramezza hides.

    Also, I may be in a minority but I like the Reiter lasts. The proportions are different than typical English shoes, with the high toe boxes, but somehow it works for me much better than AE/Alden-style clunkiness.
     
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    You know, I don't get the fetish with EG shoes. I was looking at some of the RLPL-badged ones (I assume all of them with the blacked out midsole are EG's) at the weekend and for the life of me I didn't see any reason to pay the premium these shoes command over Ferragamo Tramezzas, to say nothing of Ludwig Reiters that are readily available in Europe for under $500 at current exchange rates. (In NYC, they are rather more expensive.)


    I kind of agree with you. I think that EG makes some very nice shoes, but I am not a huge fan of the line overall. For conservative English shoes they are quite nice, but rarely do their styles excite me. I can't think of one manufacturer who I like from top to bottom, so take my opinion on EG with a grain of salt.
     
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    I agree that Reiter and other Austro-Hungarian styled shoes have (traditionally) very interesting lasts. They have a certain charm lacking in the ever-endeavouring blandness of AE's and Alden's offerings.

    I only like maybe less than ten shoes in the EG catalogue. Generally the more conservative designs. The antique finish, MTO program, and general comfort of the lasts (at least on my feet) set them apart.
     
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    hmmm...well, i think the tramezzas are nice-- but there's something about "benchmade English shoes" with a pedigree/ history that appeals to me more. several of the EG shoes are kinda plain/ understated, but shoes like the dark oak Fawlsey? FAR outdo what most makes have to offer.

    That, and the shape of the EG Newmarket chelsea boots; the instep/ top of the foot arch of the boots are really nice looking; best looking i've ever seen.

    [​IMG]
     

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