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Issues with Edward Green Service. Somewhat resolved. UPDATE 4/5

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rebel222, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    I know I will get a lot of hate for this, but if you need to have shoes resoled then you should not have bought them to start with.

    This idea of Goodyear welting being such a great thing as it facilitates resoling is BS AFAIC.

    If the soles on your shoes gave up then buy new shoes because the upper will have been gone by that time too (please lets not waist time talking about patinas when the uppers are creased and have lost their original qualities/beauty)

    The need to resole is what people who really appreciate shoes live for: a bona fide reason to buy a new pair-not just addiction

    PS: EG has been supped up in this forum to high heaven, it is about time a healthy attitude adjustment took place


    sooo, you think the resoled old shoes pictured in this thread, that their uppers are done for? perhaps you are on a dial-up and are waiting for the pics to load. when they finish loading, take a look and you can revise your post.
     
  2. yousad

    yousad Member

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    Cant revise my post. Styleforum is not amenable to dissenting opinions in case u havent noticed

    first cameroon gets banned, now his sidekick osborn too, because these two fairies, slewfoot and bengal-stripe complain to the "MODS"

    because they disagree with a perfectly legitimate opinion

    Oh my god they will ban my IP. you guys know as much about style as you know about the internet

    you cant really ban anyone in a public forum u fools

    i have been banned countless times in this wonderfull forum and came back (now scramble to see who i was before) and will do it again and again and there is nothing you dick-wads or the mods can do about it

    learn to tolerate dissent and get a life-otherwise start ur own closed forum where only idiots like u can post

    as for me i will come back as Hague, after all the tory cabinet is large (that is the group of current UK ministers, for the US crowd)

    see u soon
     
  3. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    [...] get a life[...]

    QFI
     
  4. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cant revise my post. Styleforum is not amenable to dissenting opinions in case u havent noticed

    first cameroon gets banned, now his sidekick osborn too, because these two fairies, slewfoot and bengal-stripe complain to the "MODS"

    because they disagree with a perfectly legitimate opinion

    Oh my god they will ban my IP. you guys know as much about style as you know about the internet

    you cant really ban anyone in a public forum u fools

    i have been banned countless times in this wonderfull forum and came back (now scramble to see who i was before) and will do it again and again and there is nothing you dick-wads or the mods can do about it

    learn to tolerate dissent and get a life-otherwise start ur own closed forum where only idiots like u can post

    as for me i will come back as Hague, after all the tory cabinet is large (that is the group of current UK ministers, for the US crowd)

    see u soon


    Sorry for taking the bait Gents.
    She should be exposed for what she is...a coward.
    Probably enjoyed getting her a-- kicked in the locker room after gym class.
    Wonder when she will be celebrating her sweet sixteen.
     
  5. yousad

    yousad Member

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    QFI

    I am sorry but in the time it takes the lazy mods to block this account i am actually curious about what QFI means (unlike other people i am open to new ideas)

    This is what I could find-please elucidate

    QFI
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jump to: navigation, search

    QFI may refer to:

    * QFI (supermarket), was supermarket chain based in San Francisco
    * Qualified Flying Instructor in the British Armed Forces
    * Quiz Foundation of India

    Disambig gray.svg \tThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
    If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
     
  6. mzmart

    mzmart Active Member

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    Yousad - having made sexist and homphobic comments, why not try some racism to get the trifecta? Original comment was on topic, but succeeding ones ... really ...why sh..t over other people to get your jollies in a forum that is supposed to be about being stylish?
     
  7. yousad

    yousad Member

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    Moreover i would like use my short remaining life time to re-affirm some opinions from personal experience

    -if u see shoes as utilitarian objects u are in the wrong forum
    -this forum is full of shills for high end shoe companies-so please read everything with this in mind
    -Alfred Sargent handgrades are a scam to sell you ordinary shoes with extra aesthetical features for an extraordinary price
    -John Lobb is better than the plebeian EG
    -C&J is overrated
    -This forum lacks any real knowledge about the other half of the shoe industry (Italy)
    -Most of the “permanent” members here are douches
     
  8. yousad

    yousad Member

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    Yousad - having made sexist and homphobic comments, why not try some racism to get the trifecta? Original comment was on topic, but succeeding ones ... really ...why sh..t over other people to get your jollies in a forum that is supposed to be about being stylish?

    wtf are u talking about?

    are u referring to "fairies"?? that is a term of endearment regarding these two assholes i have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with. I could have used other adjectives-nothing specific about the fairy thing

    I could just as well have called them lowlifes, frauds, cowards etc

    no homo/anti-homo here my friend-i couldn't care less about who they fuck/are fucked by -I just want to be left alone when i dissent from little tyrants
     
  9. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Moreover i would like use my short remaining life time to re-affirm some opinions from personal experience

    -if u see shoes as utilitarian objects u are in the wrong forum
    -this forum is full of shills for high end shoe companies-so please read everything with this in mind
    -Alfred Sargent handgrades are a scam to sell you ordinary shoes with extra aesthetical features for an extraordinary price
    -John Lobb is better than the plebeian EG
    -C&J is overrated
    -This forum lacks any real knowledge about the other half of the shoe industry (Italy)
    -Most of the "permanent" members here are douches


    Go back to FNB, jackass.
     
  10. yousad

    yousad Member

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    well this thread has gone to shit

    from some guy who got fucked over by eG, to professional EG PR people,and now the trolls

    sad state of affairs-can we get some real modding on here please
     
  11. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    Byeee.

    Best regards,

    The Lazy Mod.
     
  12. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    ...
    first cameroon gets banned, now his sidekick osborn too, because these two fairies, slewfoot and bengal-stripe complain to the "MODS"

    because they disagree with a perfectly legitimate opinion...


    I don't think Osborn has been banned. Expressing non-SF approved sartorial views should indeed not get you banned.
     
  13. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    To the OP,
    Please let us know how this all turns out for you. Thanks.

    -LR
     
  14. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    I didn't realize this was a real question or that a response was needed now that the thread appears to have been hijacked. Unless you are my dad, and I am certain you are not, these are not your old shoes. Now, maybe you had a similar pair of shoes? I don't know, but I have not bought used shoes from you and if I had they were not these as I have had them for quite some time.
    I didn't mean anything ill-willed. Just that my first pair of EGs were made for Polo and were the Falkirk with the signature exposed metal eyelets. I bought them for $10 on ebay some years ago. I sold them to someone here. What size are they? If US 13D and the last info says something like SZ0 or something like that they were definitely mine [​IMG]. I miss them.
     
  15. LatinStyleLover

    LatinStyleLover Senior member

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    I didn't mean anything ill-willed. Just that my first pair of EGs were made for Polo and were the Falkirk with the signature exposed metal eyelets. I bought them for $10 on ebay some years ago. I sold them to someone here.

    What size are they? If US 13D and the last info says something like SZ0 or something like that they were definitely mine [​IMG]. I miss them.


    I never thought there was any ill will intended, rather, I assumed you had an identical pair to mine and that is what you meant. Most of what I wrote was sarcastic and intended to express my displeasure with the fact that the thread had been hijacked by some trolls, taking away from the otherwise interesting dialogue that had been occurring.

    These are a US size 9E so quite a ways away from the 13's you wear. They are also not by Ralph Lauren, but for the moment it escapes me whose name was inside them since Edward Green replaced the original insole--it might have been Cole Haan or something like that. I wrote Edward Green, based on information I had read on SF, and told them I was reasonably confident that they had made them for whoever it was. They agreed and said I could send them to them, which I did, obviously.

    My dad gave these to me as my first pair of nice shoes, which is why I wanted them restored as best as was possible. Truthfully, they don't even fit me anymore, but they were MY FIRST PAIR OF NICE SHOES! Contrary to dissenting opinions others have more recently expressed, there are many reasons one might want shoes recrafted and, regardless of what anyone says, the patina that devolped on these is something to behold in person. No new pair of shoes I have comes close to the depth in the color on these. Anyone who doesn't understand that leather can and does take on a completely different look after many years just doesn't understand what happens to leather over time. Well cared for leather, but still impacted by use, and then refinished looks just incredible. What were previosuly small blemishes now take on an antique look. These are just gorgeous, my pitiful attempt at photography notwithstanding.

    Anyway, it looks like the thread was killed anyway so I sort of gave up, but never thought you meant anything bad. At worst I thought you might be kicking yourself, if they had been your old shoes, for giving up on them when, clearly, they could be made to look so good again. I sure wish I had gotten the metal taps on them though along with the contrasting painted waist, exactly as bengal-stripe had done on his. I will know better for next time, hence, the reason this thread and others like it ARE so valuable. I learn something I did not know all the time, although most times too late.
     
  16. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Got it. It's a shame they don't fit you anymore. I kick myself for selling my pair in lieu of having EG recraft them but back then I couldn't justify the price. I may just buy a pair of Falkirks directly from them which you may wish to consider also. This way you can hand those down and continue the tradition [​IMG]
     
  17. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Quick question before contacting EG: How much would it cost in total (including shipping etc) to recraft a pair?
     
  18. LatinStyleLover

    LatinStyleLover Senior member

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    Quick question before contacting EG: How much would it cost in total (including shipping etc) to recraft a pair?

    Including shipping in both directions from a US destination, I paid about $425. No special features either, like the metal toe. They turned out great though.
     
  19. onix

    onix Senior member

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    ^ Great, thanks.
     
  20. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    I plan on updating this thread over the next couple of days. My shoes are supposed to be here today.

    On a side note, I hate UPS. They are charging me customs (requires someone to be home to pay) on my shoes, which I paid NOTHING to have EG "repair." They asked what the repairs would have cost, and they are charging me for the "increased value added to the shoes." What a bunch of crooks.
     

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