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EG for RLPL: Good News and Bad News

sartort

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EG still makes shoes for RLPL and my local Dallas store now has a pretty wide variety. Most of the stock the last 6 months has been black, but now they are carrying browns as well.

Here is the good news:

The Grant is back in Dark Oak. It looked sublime.
The Mackay is available in a gorgeous suede.
The Eden was also available in Dark Oak and looked pretty stunning.

These and many more styles were available in black as well.

I know a lot of people have been wanting the Grant in Dark Oak.

The bad news:

The price is now $1250 per pair!!!

I can't believe EGs went from $950 to $1250 in one season. To be fair Ralph's were underpriced in comparison to the rest of the market at $950, esp. because they included trees.

But at $1250, even including trees, these are priced slightly more than a pair of MTO from LeatherSoul.

The real killer is I had been hoping they would introduce a pair of Mackays in brown suede for this season as I am on a suede shoe hunt. But at these prices, it's certainly out of the question.
 

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Had to happen and we did get fair warning from the Mansion on the price increase.

As for Mackay in suede, I've had coffee suede for a few years and recently picked up mink suede for $150 courtesy of another SFer!
 

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It's not too bad. $950 with trees was downright underpriced during the last few years of weak dollar.

Of course, I am only waiting for the 40% promo.
 

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You can't say that it wasn't coming, with the weak dollar and all.

Aren't RTW EG's about the sam price too? And it's without trees.
 

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I agree with all of you, but $300 in one season is fairly steep. I think RTW that shops like Leathersoul and Skyvalet are now $1000-1050. So Ralph's are indeed a little more, even factoring in the trees. I think the styles unique to Ralph though are the best, imo, out of the EG catalog. The Mackay (better medallion than Asquith) and the Grant and Barksdale loafer are superb.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
You can't say that it wasn't coming, with the weak dollar and all. Aren't RTW EG's about the sam price too? And it's without trees.
+1.
 

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I like the EG Asquith better than the mckay, but the Grant in Dark Oak is seriously the best EG product that I can think of right now.
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
I like the EG Asquith better than the mckay, but the Grant in Dark Oak is seriously the best EG product that I can think of right now.

Word!!

 

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Austerity brogues f'ing rule
 

aportnoy

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Austerity brogues f'ing rule

Z...did yousee these that I got in shell from EG?

 

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I know $950 with trees was a very good price point, but it's still hard to swallow a price hike of more than 30% especially at this economic climate. Weak dollar as a reason for the hike doesn't hold as the dollar has been strengthening againt the sterling for the past year, at least until two weeks ago.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Z...did yousee these that I got in shell from EG?



Sweet...not to threadjack too much, but it is interesting to compare those to these F-last Vass in cordo that I have (in the foreground):




- B
 

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the grants are my favourite single monkstrap shoes that I'd never be able to grab a retail orice
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Sweet...not to threadjack too much, but it is interesting to compare those to these F-last Vass in cordo that I have (in the foreground):




- B


Love the F last B!
 

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Eden's still @ $950
 

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