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Edward Green Top Drawer Worth the Money?

dauster

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Here are article photos of EG in a Japanese mag some years ago.
The lid of the green box says "We just want to make the "Best" shoes we can."
don't do this, please don't tell me EG is now turning into GC!!?!? tricking customers etc terrible - I can't believe this is happening - so sorry this happened to you.
 

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don't do this, please don't tell me EG is now turning into GC!!?!? tricking customers etc terrible - I can't believe this is happening - so sorry this happened to you.
How has GC done this?
 

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Reading this thread is a bit worrisome. As I am waiting on a pair of MTO shoes that I ordered from the EG Jermyn St store in August. I don’t want to be disappointed too. I hope this is an exceptional case. :(
 

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I've bought my 30+ pairs of EG all ready made, however, I did have a pair of Oundles made TD and they had to be redone once, and still had an issue with the color, which I just accepted at the end. Wouldn't go that route again, honestly. Service was fine, but the end product was not as expected.
Maybe it's much wiser to buy products that you actually see in person.
 

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There has been very bad communication on EG's part.

The 'Belgravia' (like most loafers) is a whole-cut. The apron is not a separate piece, but gets created through a row of stitching. Look at your drawing, fold it out and you have the pattern. To make a proper toe seam, the whole pattern would have to be different: an inside and an outside piece going from toe to heal and a separate apron. There shouldn't have been any difficulty to create a new pattern. On the other hand, if EG was not willing to do that, they should have refused the commission.

Whoever accepted the order in the Jermyn Street shop should have known this or cleared up with the factory whether or not they are willing to do that. If the 'top drawer' department had concluded that a new pattern was getting too much into fully bespoke, they could have contacted you and explained what was within and what was outside their remit. EG has several loafers with proper toe seams in their program. They could have just utilized one of those patterns and added the tassels of the 'Belgravia'.
Dear Professor, Thank you for your revelation. I now recall, at the initial stage of the ordering in 2019, I was referring to their standard MTO range, but EG's sales department told me that the Managing Directress had pronounced that in order to comply with my request for the split toe seams and other one, they needed a new or altered pattern, and it would have had to be TD. Hence this order became TD. With regard to the other specifications, I am not able to disclose it here, but it is not a thing that disturbs the pattern or construction of the shoes. In fact, in the 2nd delivery they failed to comply with this particular specification, and suggested that they could solve this with the delivered shoes that are almost certainly made on their original Belgravia pattern.
 

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Which era of 202 do you like most? I do not have the 4th which, according to my humble opinion, is between the very end of Oliver Street and entire Cowper street era, and the 6th as the most recent ones. I personally like the 3rd era during early 90's, especially with cursive logos on sock sheets when the toe shapes were really curvy and crisp. With regard to the calligraphy contest, the gold medal should be awarded to Tina of Tricker's although she did not leave her handwritings on any of their shoes. Her handwritings on the box labels were really beautiful....
 

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RTW Peal and Co full brogues made by EG in good old days when even John and Paul were in good terms. RTW Peal and Co shoes made after 1965 are without the Royal Warrant, I presume... You just can't see the welts if you wear the shoes.
Very nice!
 

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