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G & G and EG shoes on sale at Edwards of Manchester

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Toffee, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Generally when your supplier cuts you off, and you can't supply products to a consumer, the business is nullified.

    Then again, they do sell a multitude of other brands, so maybe it is only a small component of their business.
     
  2. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    You know guys I mentioned this already but Edward Green can drive you nuts. I ordered MTO shoes from EG through Edward of Manchester back in the January of this year. I specifically stated that I want Acorn calf color. Guess what the shoes were delivered to me this summer but in Edwardian Antique calf. According to Edward Green "it's the same basic color which can be made lighter or darker depending how you polish shoes". This my friend is maddening I mean seriously why do you announce that you have two different colors and then one I ask for one color you deliver me the other?
    It seems to me that Edward Green takes a lot of freedom in conducting its business with consumers and retailers. I found Mark from EoM extremely helpful and professional. Edward Green on the other hand has some operational issues and communication issues. I did receive my shoes from Sale in January of 2013 and a lot oh other SF members did too. I just do not buy that story that EG has stopped supplying EoM so my advice is to be patient or if you have order with EoM try to exchange it for sometime from G&G that's what I did.
     
  3. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    I'm happy to wait until the New Year for my shoes to be shipped, as long as they are eventually shipped. It just sounds like I'll never get my shoes, from what people have been saying.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Edit: Just read your post more carefully.

    I'm in contact with the head of brand and business development at EG and can ask him to confirm this. Just seems like this could spiral out of control with rumors otherwise.
     
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  5. wurger

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    Cheers, Dieworkwear, eager to find out if I should still wait for my orders.
     
  6. Frank the sheep

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    Funny to read that "people don't buy the story" and "trying to get confirmation".

    As i wrote before, i spoke with Hilary Freeman in person and asked her about EoM and she said without hesitation:

    - We don't supply EoM any longer.

    I don't think she was lying or trying to start a rumour and i personally don't need more confirmation than that. I still expect to get my shoes since i ordered them in January and EoM reached their quota for the year in March/April according to Hilary.
     
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  7. JubeiSpiegel

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    Well, they still have GG. That is until GG decides they don't like their shoes being sold on discount bi-annually. Same story as Barney's with GG...
     
  8. wurger

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    Yes, but is it for this year or the foreseeable future?
     
  9. mzmart

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    Obviously they have been cut off for offering the 20% discount. Its a pity because I'd rather deal with them, on any reputable dealer really, rather than the EG store. Even at full price. Does anybody know of any other UK based shop (aside from Ashton and Marks) that you can use?
     
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    Wait, you're still waiting on your shoes from 9 months ago?
     
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    Guys, I think all this speculation on EoM is not healthy and does no good. EoM is a reputable establishment and I am sure will continue to be and is not going under any moment soon. I am sure people will either get their shoes or money back one way or another. This is simply a situation whereby there's a disagreement between a supplier and retailer which unfortunately is now out in the public. I hope the 2 parties can patch up their differences.
     
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  12. JimmyHoffa

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    Knowing that it takes about 8 weeks for a pair of EG shoes to be made, it could easily be the case that production is taking slightly longer than usual. Assuming they started manufacturing in September, well we wouldn't expect to see stock until November.
     
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    I'm not sure how to reconcile that with Ms. Freeman having said "We don't supply EoM any longer" as reported above. I don't pretend to know what's really going on and I certainly offer no speculation as to the fiscal welfare of EoM, but if they had been holding a large pile of my cash for weeks and months on end (particularly in respect of shoes that were supposedly 'in stock') I would be asking them some pretty pointed questions about their current and future status as an EG retailer. The kind of questions that leave absolutely no wiggle-room whatsoever as to the content of the response.
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    I spoke to Mark. The shoes are being manufactured and are expected to be completed within 5 weeks.
     
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    This thread is getting hilarious.
     
  16. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    It would not surprise me in the slightest. Mark has been exceptional to liaise with on the phone. EG can be a complicated manufacturer to do conduct business with. Especially when half the factory is on holidays!
     
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  17. nepats81

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    i ordered a pair of galways in hope of getting them by september for the fall. mid october now and no update...
     
  18. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Ordered when? Paid in full up front?
     
  19. nepats81

    nepats81 Senior member

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    paid in full in february. This is turning into a nightmare
     
  20. earthdragon

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    According to the Jermyn St guys, EG are " cutting out ( Sky Valet etc) many
    Of their resellers, as they are struggling to produce inventory
    for their higher volume clients as well as their own needs.
    Supply & demand.
    Quality problem for EG - which can only keep prices
    heading in a Northerly direction ...
     

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