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EG's "Prestige" line? Any updates?

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Any updates to EG's top of the line?

Aportnoy, did you ever get your made-to-orders on which you specified a beveled waist? How did they turn out? What is EG's non-bespoke workshop capable of?
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Any updates to EG's top of the line?

Aportnoy, did you ever get your made-to-orders on which you specified a beveled waist? How did they turn out? What is EG's non-bespoke workshop capable of?


Z...I've have not gotten those orders yet. Saks is clearly late on this delivery. I also haven't heard a damn thing about Top Drawer being released.

But I soon will be sharing several new John Lobb acquisitions that have the bevelled waist.
 

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Top Drawer, according to Old England, is already being made for Japanese clients and supposedly features many handmade touches. The salesperson told me that he had trained as a bottier and had seen new models made to Top Drawer standard which were very impressive. Of course, he may simply have been trying to sell me on it. The price in Paris was 1500 euros. It is supposedly available by special order, but I hesitate at a price like that.

PS: Portnoy, when we were kids you clearly were the kid who had the most Transformers.
 

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Originally Posted by RJman
Top Drawer, according to Old England, is already being made for Japanese clients and supposedly features many handmade touches. The salesperson told me that he had trained as a bottier and had seen new models made to Top Drawer standard which were very impressive. Of course, he may simply have been trying to sell me on it. The price in Paris was 1500 euros. It is supposedly available by special order, but I hesitate at a price like that.

PS: Portnoy, when we were kids you clearly were the kid who had the most Transformers.


I hated that kid.
 

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Interesting. Sounds like a lot of cash though. I wonder how the finishing compares to G&G's and Lobb Prestige's RTW.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Yikes. Portnoy, watch your back.



Steve Buscemi in "Billy Madison."

In all seriousness.. 1500 euros for non-bespoke shoes is asking quite a bit, isn't it?
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Yikes. Portnoy, watch your back.



Well, remember portnoy isn't arrogant! My God, Imagine if he was!

Please keep on posting pics Andrew


For some of us, though we can't afford those EG's, we can still enjoy them.
 

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Originally Posted by kronik
Steve Buscemi in "Billy Madison."

In all seriousness.. 1500 euros for non-bespoke shoes is asking quite a bit, isn't it?

Stop looking at me, swan!
 

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I buy the shoes post the pictures and return the shoes. I'm wearing kenneth Coles right now.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I buy the shoes post the pictures and return the shoes. I'm wearing kenneth Coles right now.
I thought it was Mark Nason today...
 

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What does Lobb prestige go for in Paris?

E 1500 is indeed a lot. Competing with the super-high end Italians. At that price, it ought to be quite a bit better than G&G.
 

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In London, Lobb Prestiege go for 695 GBP for all models with the exception of the Vale, Chapel and Jermyn II monks, which go for 770 GBP. Less the VAT, that comes to $1112 and $1232 respectively.

New York prices all Prestiege at $1440 which with tax comes to $1565.

London rules!!
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
In London, Lobb Prestiege go for 695 GBP for all models with the exception of the Vale, Chapel and Jermyn II monks, which go for 770 GBP. Less the VAT, that comes to $1112 and $1232 respectively.

New York prices all Prestiege at $1440 which with tax comes to $1565.

London rules!!

Ah but Paris JL?!?!?!?!
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
What does Lobb prestige go for in Paris?

E 1500 is indeed a lot. Competing with the super-high end Italians. At that price, it ought to be quite a bit better than G&G.

I actually don't like Lobb's RTW styles very much so I haven't checked them out. Armenak.fr would probably have prices though.

E 1500 is less than one-tenth a pair of priceless Lobb ex-skates...
 

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