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My first Edward Green MTO's arrived!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Slewfoot, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gang,

    I just thought I'd share with you a fun little moment for me. The Edward Green fairy arrived today and brought two shoe boxes full of goodies. I ordered these on March 31st and they arrived today so right on target with EG's 14 week timeframe.

    I must say, I've very happy with both of them! They are both in a size 10/10.5 D on the 888 last. For the Oundle, I requested lighter than normal stitching to provide more of a contrast with the Mocha Suede. The Ladbroke is in Dark Oak with medium antiquing.

    I must say that Edward Green's customer service was examplary. I dealt with Valerie who was incredibly patient and informative. A true pleasure to work with.

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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Both are gorgeous. Well done
     
  3. Shikar

    Shikar Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!! The suede monkstrap is very very nice! The other is simply awesome too!![​IMG]

    Regards.
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    the Oundle

    How is this pronounced?
     
  5. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Lovely indeed. EG suede looks great in the flesh.
     
  6. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    congratulations! both pairs are indeed gorgeous.
     
  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I believe it's pronounced "Oh-un-dle"
     
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    Very, very nice. Not perfect as perfection does not exist in this world, but getting close to it IMHO.
     
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  10. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    Both look great! Mind my asking why you went with an EG D width instead of their medium E fitting? Iirc, the 888 is not a particularly roomy last; are you a US10.5C?
     
  11. HRoi

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    sa-weet! i need to get me a monkstrap in suede
     
  12. Pengranger

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    Good choices! I particularly like the suede. Enjoy [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice. Smart choices.
     
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    niidawg3 Well-Known Member

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    breath-taking. enjoy them.
     
  15. Slewfoot

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    Wow! Thanks so much for all the kind words, guys!

    Most of the praise seems to be directed towards the Suede Oundle and justifiably so. I especially dig the contrast stitching I'm wearing them now and they are perhaps the most comfortable shoes I've yet worn right off the bat. Of course, I said the same thing about my suede Newmarkets!

    And yes, I fit best into slightly narrow widths such as a UK D and US C. Since they don't make tons of my shoes in that width I have lots of Tacco insoles and/or tongue pads. It's nice to have them perfected from the start with these!

    I should also note that EG was able to gently stretch both pairs at a specific point on my left instep where my knuckly sticks out more than on my right foot. Great service!
     
  16. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    And yes, I fit best into slightly narrow widths such as a UK D and US C. Since they don't make tons of my shoes in that width I have lots of Tacco insoles and/or tongue pads.

    Good to know, thanks for confirming. +1 on the praise for the suede Oundle, it's particularly nice!
     
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    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    very nice, congrats
     
  18. GusW

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    Beautiful shoes. I like the variety. This would seem to be an ideal set to travel with and easily going from casual to dressy.

    Are EG suedes water proofed? If not, you might consider getting a quality silicon spray. It may darken the suede just a bit, but it helps to repel not only water but grease/oil.
     
  19. Mr. Moo

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    Beautiful shoes. I like the variety. This would seem to be an ideal set to travel with and easily going from casual to dressy.

    Are EG suedes water proofed? If not, you might consider getting a quality silicon spray. It may darken the suede just a bit, but it helps to repel not only water but grease/oil.


    I need a spray like this. Link, please?
     
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    Those are both very nice - you'll get great use out of them
     

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