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I found these shoes at a thrift shop. They are not perfect, but they are in great shape. Who made them? I thought maybe E. Green because they are marked "8D 202" inside. See pics:
Made in England exclusively for Nordstrom (80s Nordstrom logo):
Nails in heel:
 

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Excellent... thanks zj. Guess I beat Slim by about 29 bucks.
 

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Excellent... thanks zj. Guess I beat Slim by about 29 bucks.
Way too conservative for my tastes... but that's damn cheap for a top shoe.
 

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Sweet shoe, j. Are you planning to antique it at all?
 

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They won't fit me or anyone I know AFAIK, so I guess I'll be selling them. They have a little ding in the toe and a couple of small scuffs, but overall they look great.
 

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j, your thrift shoe finds are just sick. I've found some decent stuff at thrift/consignment, but never nice shoes (old worn out AEs and Alden at the best). *sigh*
 

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What's really sick is that I'd looked at these shoes before about a month ago, thought they looked nice, but I hate being in that store so much that I just left instead of waiting around for the angry clerk person to get the other one. It sucks now too, because now I have to keep going back to that store. This is the first thing I've bought there after going in about 10 or 12 times.
 

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Polish them up and put them on Ebay, they will definitely sell for at least a couple hundred, I'd say
 

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This is the first thing I've bought there after going in about 10 or 12 times.
Yeah, that's the reality of thrifting. I hit three stores on Wednesday and came away with nothing. But you find something just often enough to keep you coming back.
 

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These are the oldest EG shoes I have ever seen. The number 3013 is a consecutive number (indicating orders or batches).  Prior to your shoes, I had never seen anything earlier than 5k. Currently the numbering is in the late 50s/early 60k. I don't know when they started the numbers, I suppose not in 1890; maybe when the late John Hlustik bought the company in 1981.

The factory should be able to give you month and year of production.
 

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Gorgeous find, J. I suppose that's a US 8 and not a UK 8....
Ahh, if it were a UK 8, I'd offer to relieve you of their burdon. The pain.
 

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Interesting, bengal-stripe. All I can say about the age is that the Nordstrom logo seen in the pic hasn't been used since the 80s. How would I contact the factory to ask? Their website(s) seem(s) to be down at the moment.

Teacher (or someone), could you do me a favor and measure a UK 8 and tell me how big the sole is overall? I don't know if that will help, but they don't look small enough to be a US 8. Chances are they were marked at the factory, and thus with UK sizing. I don't really know how else to tell...
 

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Since it's also marked "D" I would assume that it's an American size. Standard UK width would be "E", unless it's narrow, of course. I would think that like Brooks Peals or English made RL Polos that those would be sized for their target audience.
 

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How much would you sell them to me for? Please MSG me.
 

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