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There's another sizing factor here. Some of the boxes look
like they have the old EG logo, so it's possible that some
of the shoes are on the old wooden lasts.

About 6 years ago EG switched from using wooden lasts
to resin lasts. The found that their wooden lasts had shrunk
over the years. The new resin lasts seem to have more volume.

For me, I went from a size 10 UK/10.5 US on the old lasts
to a size 9.5 UK/10 US on the new resin lasts. Other people
have indicated the difference isn't sufficient for them to change
sizes.
True, and it’s what I was referencing with the serial numbers. Although I don’t believe the stuff about the lasts shrinking, even though they told me that. I think they were bringing themselves into line with other makers. I have a pair of 8.5F from the 90s and they are an identical size to my 8F from a couple of years ago, so the lasts were always small.
 

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Doubtful. They don’t if you buy from EG.
If these are indeed Brooks Brothers overstock, then they may include trees. All of the EGs that Brooks carried included trees, and I assume Brooks included trees when they liquidated their stock (unless they offloaded trees separately). I remember reading on SF BB sold EG for $200-300 during the warehouse sale?
 

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Ah, really? So, my TTS is more like a 9UK narrow. Should I sign up in the list for 8.5UK then?
I think these will either be 888 or 202 lasted if they are in fact old Brooks Brothers stock. I'd think 9/9.5 would be your best bet...
 

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There's another sizing factor here. Some of the boxes look
like they have the old EG logo, so it's possible that some
of the shoes are on the old wooden lasts.

About 6 years ago EG switched from using wooden lasts
to resin lasts. The found that their wooden lasts had shrunk
over the years. The new resin lasts seem to have more volume.

For me, I went from a size 10 UK/10.5 US on the old lasts
to a size 9.5 UK/10 US on the new resin lasts. Other people
have indicated the difference isn't sufficient for them to change
sizes.
Agreed, but a very slight change and probably only impacted you if you were right on the edge of sizes
 

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If these are indeed Brooks Brothers overstock, then they may include trees. All of the EGs that Brooks carried included trees, and I assume Brooks included trees when they liquidated their stock (unless they offloaded trees separately). I remember reading on SF BB sold EG for $200-300 during the warehouse sale?
Interesting. Is there an expectation from buyers that trees be included in the US? I’ve never bought a pair with trees included in the U.K., from any manufacturer.
 

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If these are indeed Brooks Brothers overstock, then they may include trees. All of the EGs that Brooks carried included trees, and I assume Brooks included trees when they liquidated their stock (unless they offloaded trees separately). I remember reading on SF BB sold EG for $200-300 during the warehouse sale?
I believe BB liquidated their EG stock at 80% off.
 

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Interesting. Is there an expectation from buyers that trees be included in the US? I’ve never bought a pair with trees included in the U.K., from any manufacturer.
It's not such much of an expectation as it is a differentiator. Since dot com prices and retailers price is the same, trees serve as a value add for the US retailers
 

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Spoo -- Can't say I recall a flash sale (except maybe something you did on a non-Ebay website). What's the process, or is it self-evident?
If I can get my shit together in time, Im going to host it on the website, where you can just add to cart and check out yourselves a-la the Hertling sale. If I need to do it quick and dirty, its going to be here, raw, in this thread just like we used to do in 08.

Do we know if these pairs of EGs come with trees?
Every pair except 2 or 3 that I checked today comes with trees.
 

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Agreed, but a very slight change and probably only impacted you if you were right on the edge of sizes
I'm not sure about that. I'm considering ordering another
pair of Camdens from Steve at Gentleman's Footwear. I told him
that I have an old pair of Newmarkets in US size 10.5, and he
indicated that I should definitely size down to US size 10 for the
new pair.
 

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If these are indeed Brooks Brothers overstock, then they may include trees. All of the EGs that Brooks carried included trees, and I assume Brooks included trees when they liquidated their stock (unless they offloaded trees separately). I remember reading on SF BB sold EG for $200-300 during the warehouse sale?
And is there any qualitative difference in the EG made for BB vs. direct EG?
 

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no difference, BB EG is legit same EG, I mean BB EG were sold as EG and if I remember at the time maybe tiny slight premium
 

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And is there any qualitative difference in the EG made for BB vs. direct EG?
No difference at all.

I bought a pair of EGxBB Galways on ebay in pristine condition back in 2018. Seller bought it during the liquidation/warehouse sale and kept the trees, but at 50%+ off retail it was a very good deal. I sold it unworn and broke-even (was a shellaholic back in those days), but would buy again and keep the pair this time around
 
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I'm not sure about that. I'm considering ordering another
pair of Camdens from Steve at Gentleman's Footwear. I told him
that I have an old pair of Newmarkets in US size 10.5, and he
indicated that I should definitely size down to US size 10 for the
new pair.
Guess it's a YMMV kinda thing then. Have 70,xxx all the way up to 129,xxx and it's only a slight difference for me
 

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