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Edward green trunk show in nyc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimelessRider, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    Jcusey - To be perfectly honest, when I ordered my first special order pair (the cardiffs), I was expecting an upcharge. I was pleasantly suprised when they arrived with a 695 pricetag. Subsequently, upon ordering the banburys, I certainly expected a price higher than 695, considering the extra material involved in making boots. I went to Richards to pick them up, and once again, pleasantly surpised at the 695 pricetag ( the only downside of the banbury boots was that it took 17 weeks to get them, instead of the 12 weeks that I was expecting). I ordered the halifaxes on Jan. 22, with a double dainite sole, in walnut country calf. The lady who I work with there told me they would be 695. Perhaps she was mistaken, or assumed since the other pairs i ordered were 695, that these would be too? I guess I will find out soon enough. On a side note, is the hand sewn apron on the Halifaxes similar to the apron on the dover? If it is, I assume the boots will be 750, which is what I paid for a pair of Dover's at Richards last year. I guess the moral of the story is that the price of Edward Green's really vary. But one thing is for sure, dont buy them at Jay Kos, unless you have money to burn.
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    bengal-stripe: Thank you for your explanation and pricing information. It'll serve me well in figuring out if I get a good deal or not.

    jcusey: I remember that pic from reading through past topics. Very nice looking shoes indeed.
     
  3. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    $1,280 for the Halifax after "discount".  This includes shoe-trees. I walked out of course.

    On the plus side, it was good to see their shoes in person - and they even have someone sitting in the window handsewing the apron with pig-bristles.

    Thank you all for your pricing information which made sure that I didn't waste my money.
     
  4. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, someone has got to pay to fly the guy over from Britain to sit in the window stitching the shoe, and that someone is he who pays more than 30% above retail elsewhere for his Halifax boots on sale. Did you get any pictures or see any other interesting styles?
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    $1,280 for the Halifax after "discount". This includes shoe-trees. I walked out of course. On the plus side, it was good to see their shoes in person - and they even have someone sitting in the window handsewing the apron with pig-bristles.
    Well, someone has got to pay to fly the guy over from Britain to sit in the window stitching the shoe, and that someone is he who pays more than 30% above retail elsewhere for his Halifax boots on sale. Did you get any pictures or see any other interesting styles?
    I don't know the line well enough to recognize new or unusual models/colors. And I didn't think to bring a camera. I was impressed by the elegance of their shoes and I had never seen Norwegian welting look so refined. I saw a stunning Dover in Brandy Country calf - a color that I don't recall seeing before.
     
  6. MCA

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    jcusey: I ordered it on the 808 last with narrowly-cut soles and a double row of brass brads at the toe of the sole.
    I thought RTW special order from EG was limited to color, skin, last, size, and sole thickness. I was not aware one can order narrow-cut soles and nails under the toe. This is great. Is there a surcharge for these, on top of special order price? Do you know if steel toes are also offered? Any other options for EG RTW special order? Thanks.
     
  7. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I recall correctly, bengal-stripe mentioned that his special order Halifax boots had the steel tip on the sole, and I've certainly seen pictures of EG shoes with that feature. I don't know everything that they'll let you do, but I do know that you can order shoes with all-leather heels with rows of brass brads where the rubber dovetail usually is and brass brads closely spaced all around the heel. Additionally, you can specify the width of the sole extension, and I imagine that you could also get them to do a reverse welt if you wanted it. I've even seen pictures of special orders with toe caps put on or taken off: the Stowe model that I ordered, for example, could be done with either a straight cap or a wing-tip cap. I get the idea that EG is very flexible, although I would imagine that the more the shoe you want differs from the way that it's normally produced, the more you'll pay.
     
  8. bengal-stripe

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    Within reason (and within their production capabilities) Edward Green will make what you ask for at no additional costs. I specified my "Halifax" with a steel toe plate and a combination heel with lots and lots of nails (as currently used for RLPL). I could have asked for a storm (split-reverse) welt or for a full length "sock" to line the insole. But, had I wanted Tod-style leather soles with rubber studs, or have the upper embellished with brouging all over, they would have refused: in the first case they are not set up to produce that sole, in the second case it would be based on matters of good taste.

    I suppose they don't want to confuse their customers and offer lots of choices ("I'll have to think about that"). If you like a particular design feature to be incorporated, just ask. They only can refuse. Edward Green has been in the business for more than a hundred years and they have far more designs in their archive than in their catalogue.

    Edward Green, as rather a small company, can be more flexible than other big factories. Equally they do encourage special orders, while others do them, if at all, only grudgingly and at a high premium.
     
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    Anybody going to the one today at Leffot? I about in about 20 minutes. Booya.
     
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    i might head over there after work today
     
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    Cool, forgot about this. Anything to report back from anyone who has been.
    What are prices like?
     
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    Cool, forgot about this. Anything to report back from anyone who has been.
    What are prices like?


    Expect $1200 w/o trees. The rep isn't here to get your business with discounts, he's here to get your business with the opportunity to choose exactly the shoe you want.
     

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