Is this edward green on bluefly?

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  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    I have called Bluefly and asked that they check their warehouse on the size 8 shoes to let me know what numbers are listed in the shoe (e.g., 7 1/2 - 8 or 8 - 8 1/2). If anyone is interested I will report back when (and if) I find something out.
     


  2. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are probably going with the number on the box - Purple Label boxes are marked with US sizes. I don't think anybody there would be savvy enough to interpret the size on the shoe. After all, they put them in the "Polo" category, not under "Collection."
     


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    rjsphd Senior member

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    I wouldn't trust Bluefly sizing--they listed american sizing on euro sized shoes. Perhaps if you call you can get better advice. In any case, Bluefly has a generous return policy.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    I guess the message here it -- there are some amazing deals to be had on Bluefly. Edward Green and C&J for over 50% off retail. Even better when you add in one of those discount codes....
     


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    jsw4195 New Member

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    Could someone point me to a Bluefly coupon code - I can't turn one up searching online

    Many thx
     


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    acole Senior member

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    GIFTBLUE22 is the only substantial deal I'm aware of (15% off).  You can also try SHIP4FREE for free shipping over $100.
     


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    I was looking at the Bluefly website and comparing this model to a picture of the EG Cardiff's and at first glance they seem to be identical. I was actually in the process of buying a pair, but my eyes kept going towards the toe stictching and then I noticed that it is not identical to my own EG Cardiff's. They may still be made by EG and that is how they differentiate slightly, but I wouldn't want someone to pay $500 expecting something and possibly getting another. There is a picture of EG Cardiff's on the "Shoe photos" topic and you can judge for yourself.

    Hope this helps.
     


  8. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The toe medallion is different from the pair in the Shoe Photos thread. That doesn't mean anything. If you take a look at the Made to Order page in the EG catalogue with the 4 different Cardiff shoes, you'll notice that the shoe the second from the left has a medallion identical to the shoes on Bluefly while the others have medallions identical to the shoe in Thracozaag's picture. EG is very flexible when it comes to things like toe medallions, and I would imagine that there are a dozen different variations or more that you could select.

    The Bluefly shoes scream Edward Green. It looks exactly like the Cardiff models, and there are several other details that are distinctively EG (the wheeling -- or relative lack of it -- on the welt strip, the color of the leather, the antiquing, the shape of the toe, the shape of the heel, the way the shoe looks from the side). Without seeing the shoes in person, I suppose that I could be wrong about this and that they're not made by EG. I don't think so, though.

    Well, you can return things to Bluefly, so you can send them back if they're not satisfactory.
     


  9. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    I have to apologize for my lack of ability on a calculator. I listed the EG shoes on Bluefly at around $382 with a coupon, which would suggest 25 percent off. The coupon is 15 percent off. I need to go back to accountancy school to learn to use a calculator.

    Thank you to those in the forum who sent me a PM to clarify this.
     


  10. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    From an earlier post:

    I have called Bluefly and asked that they check their warehouse on the size 8 shoes to let me know what numbers are listed in the shoe (e.g., 7 1/2 - 8 or 8 - 8 1/2). If anyone is interested I will report back when (and if) I find something out.

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    I heard back from Bluefly just now regarding the Cardiff shoes. I inquired specifically about the size 8 they had listed. A. Harris mentioned that more and more RL shoes are being made in E width.

    Bluefly indicated that the numbering on the shoes they have listed as size 8 are as follows:

    7 1/2 - 8 D. Sounds like this particular version would fit on the narrow side according to information provided by Mr. Harris earlier.
     


  11. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My Cardiff's have the exact toe medallion shown in the Bluefly picture.

    Very useful JohnMs, thanks. The Bluefly (American) size 12 definitely will not fit me so I'll skip on the black pair I was considering.
     


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    ...ditto Mr. Harris on the Bluefly size 12's not fitting my 13C foot. Â Argh. [​IMG]Â The 12's are gone now, anyway, in the antique brown at least...
     


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    Okay, so what is this "shoe shaper" that the shoe comes with? Is it a shoe tree, or what?
     


  14. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Purple Label shoes come with custom trees. A very nice extra - they would probably cost about $100 by themselves.
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The thing that I've never understood about RLPL shoes is the relatively small markup when compared to other RLPL clothes. The shoes (at least the last time I checked) retail in the neighborhood of $850 to $900. The trees are included, and they're worth $75 to $100. Subtract the value of the trees, and the shoes are very close in retail price to EG-labelled shoes (much lower if you're talking about Jay Kos). Compare that to the markup on St. Andrews-made RLPL suits.
     


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