Pair of Greens on E-bay

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bic Pentameter, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I came across the following pair of Greens online. Does anyone recognize the model name? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWA:IT They are too big for me, but the current price is certainly low. (The soles look like they've been worn more than "twice for less than 3 hours total.") Also, for what it is worth, another forum member I have corresponded with raised the possibility that they may not be real Greens. Bic
     


  2. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are Greens, and I estimate twenty or more years old. I have one pair numbered that low and the purchase date is lost in the mists of time.

    The sequential number is currently in the high 40,000s.

    Will
     


  3. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look like Green's made for Lobb, and then re-labeled as Greens, maybe for a sale, like the RLPL shoes?? Darby is a Lobb model, had a pair of those. The other details jive too.

    Could only have been worn once or twice, one wear on wet pavement = ten wears on dry in my experience.
     


  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Any guesses as to what the big "S" next to the size/last information stands for? I was thinking perhaps it referred to the store for which these shoes were made but can't think of any that begin with S other than Saks.
     


  5. bch

    bch Senior member

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    I disagree.

    I think the soles look exactly as though they were worn for 3 hours.

    In a rock quarry. In the rain.

    But otherwise, nice shoes.
     


  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Take your pick: "sub-standard", "seconds", "sales-stock".

    They were rejects and the seller is very honest in stating that he had bought them in a sale. But with shoes and particular in a company with EG's quality control, the defects are probably very minor. I have bought shoes which were rejects; for the life of me, I cannot find the faults.
     


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