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Hierarchy of British shoemakers

BAB

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so, gents, how would you rate the numerous british shoemakers in terms of quality and value for money?
1. john lobb?
2. edward green?
3. C&J handgrade?
4. grenson masterpieces?


please continue the list..
 

dr.no

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Need to slot in G&G somewhere.
 

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The top three makes of English RTW shoes are Lobb Prestige, EG Top Drawer, and G&G. They are about equal in quality, but I would give the edge to G&G. G&G is also significantly cheaper.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
The top three makes of English RTW shoes are Lobb Prestige, EG Top Drawer, and G&G. They are about equal in quality, but I would give the edge to G&G. G&G is also significantly cheaper.

But you have to like the styling and the limited selection of lasts.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
But you have to like the styling and the limited selection of lasts.

Yes, you do. But anyone who does not like the soft round is an idiot.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
The top three makes of English RTW shoes are Lobb Prestige, EG Top Drawer, and G&G. They are about equal in quality, but I would give the edge to G&G. G&G is also significantly cheaper.

As an owner of all three of the above, here are my $.02.

EG makes the most classic and elegant of the bunch and TD finishing has really improved. G&G are a bit overstylized for my taste but the leathers and the finishing of the waist are top notch. Lobb Prestige, when done well like with Jermyn II, Vale, Chapel etc. is probably my favorite, though. They combine the workmanship of the others with a flair for design that is ahead of the others. The problem is that Lobb misses much more often then they hit.

And for an extra $.01, Vass U and F lasts best the other three.
 

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I didn't know you had any G&G. When did you get those? Which ones?
 

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What drugs are G&G giving you Manton?
 

Manton

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Originally Posted by stilmacher
What drugs are G&G giving you Manton?

Nothing. Are they supposed to come with the shoes?
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
I didn't know you had any G&G. When did you get those? Which ones?

These, with two more pairs on the way.

 

Michael Ay329

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Originally Posted by Manton
Yes, you do. But anyone who does not like the soft round is an idiot.


Grimslade.....HAHA, you had that one coming


Manton
 

Michael Ay329

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Originally Posted by stilmacher
What drugs are G&G giving you Manton?

Stillmacher, just check out Manton's latest G&G Spectator shoe porn thread about 3-4 weeks ago...that's what he's been hittin' lately
 

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What about Cleverley? They make ready to wear shoes.
 

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