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Help me decide which plain black oxford to buy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emc894, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. emc894

    emc894 Senior member

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    Time has come for me to get a plain black cap toe oxford. It is a definite void in my closet and a fun excuse to buy a new shoe.

    I am trying to decide between:

    Edward Green

    Chelsea 202 Last (or 82 or 888), Black Calf

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    Gaziano & Girling

    Oxford in Black Calf on the GG06 Last

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    John Lobb

    City II.

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    I also have the JL Philip II in the back of my mind but really need a plain toe more.


    Right now, I am leaning towards the G&G. I have not tried any on yet but live in nyc so I can do that easily on Saturday by stopping by Bergdorfs and Leffot.


    This thread is really relavant but hasnt helped me make up my mind http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59162
     


  2. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    You really can't go wrong with any of the above options. My vote would be for the Lobbs...no real reason though.
     


  3. forseti6

    forseti6 Senior member

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    +1 For the G&G. I'm sort of partial to them. But agree, you can't really go wrong...
     


  4. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    I personally would go for the Lobbs. I like EG but the Chelsea is a bit mundane (even in the 888) when compaired to your other choices.

    I can't speak to the G&G shoes as I have never owned a pair (but I plan to at some point). I understand that G&G makes a very good shoe, but the Lobbs I own are the best fitting shoes I have in my collection (other than perhaps my bespoke shoes). I also like the sleeker style of the Lobbs.

    I just noticed the date of the original post, so this advice is certinly moot, but the decision to be made is still certainly an interesting one. I wonder what the OP actually decided?
     


  5. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    breathtaking pairs [​IMG]
     


  6. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Liking the Eddy Gs there the most. Anyway, why black when you can go brown? [​IMG]
     


  7. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're willing to shell out $$ for JL Philip II ($1500 prestige range), you can also consider the Holden oxford from G&G's Deco range, the Bodie oxford from Anthony Cleverly, or even upgrade the EG Chelsee to TD treatment with better quality leather/fiddle waist.
     


  8. theyare

    theyare Senior member

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    Of your choices my vote would be the Lobbs.
    But you should also take a look at the G&G oxford on the DG70, which I prefer to the GG06
     


  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Lobb Philip II.
     


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    IBJanky Senior member

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    Jesus, they all look the same, get whatever fits your foot and your budget best.

    myke
     


  11. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    as much as i love JL, id go for the G&Gs.
     


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    emc894 Senior member

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    I thought this would be pretty close. I am going to go to the lobb store at lunch and take a look.
     


  13. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    JL is the most fashion forward of the 3.

    EG is the most conservative.
     


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    I agree with your call James.
     


  15. Kauai

    Kauai Senior member

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    I am a fan of the Lobbs
     


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