PSA: Edward Green is back....at GVH

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    This looks like that C&J cordovan boot from a few years back (which I'm still seeking; this isn't my size), but the pic doesn't convince me that this particular one is shell.

    Looks like some interesting new models popped up today. That'll teach me to go out to dinner.
     
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    Because retail is $695 and due to the appearance of the leather in the picture I'm pretty sure the Westbourne is Calfskin. The McCallum(retail $950) chukka is Shell.

    I wonder what C&J lasts they're on.
     
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    Were there mccallums in a range of sizes earlier today?
     
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    The Westbournes look very much like calf to me, too.

    I don't think the McCallums were available in that many sizes. I only saw two when I checked, but some may have sold by then.
     
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    The Westbournes look very much like calf to me, too.

    I don't think the McCallums were available in that many sizes. I only saw two when I checked, but some may have sold by then.


    Thanks, Doc. Those other boots weren't called the Westbourne either, as I recall. But otherwise, they're strikingly similar.
     
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    there were several sizes in the black grants. i passed perhaps foolishly. don't remember what there was but a good selection of sizes was available from what i remember.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Sheldon monkstraps in brown are more like EG's dark oak or a EG burnt pine? Hard to tell from the pics. I would guess it's a dark brown.
     
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    I'm beggin' for a pair of 11.5 Grants in any color - I have 11.5 EG Mackays (tan), 11.5 CJ Sheldons (brown) and 11.5 CJ Tellmans (brown) on the way as trade bait if anyone's interested (PM me). Obviously any $ difference will be accounted for appropriately...
     
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    Were there mccallums in a range of sizes earlier today?

    There were about 5-6 available sizes when I bought a pair (13). I can't remember if there were 12s or not.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Sheldon monkstraps in brown are more like EG's dark oak or a EG burnt pine? Hard to tell from the pics. I would guess it's a dark brown.

    I own a pair (though haven't worn them yet) and they're dark brown.

    The depth and antiquing of the dark oak Grant is superior [at least from what I can remember when I briefly owned a too small size.]

    Nevertheless, the Sheldon's leather quality seems very good and I would bet a lot could be done to enhance the antiquing and coloring.
     
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    are these prices good enough that it would be foolish to pass on them?

    Yes, but they're also expensive enough that it would be foolish to buy them if you didn't love 'em.

    Last go 'round, IIRC, some of the EGs were around $380. But since then, the dollar has tanked, and Ralph seems to have cut back on, if not eliminated, the English-made shoes. I had thought the previous GVH sale might be the last, but here we are again. The moral, I guess, is that we have no idea what will happen in the future, or whether we'll see better prices somewhere down the line. I'm skeptical we will, but what do I know?

    All that said, these prices are substantially less than the EG sale prices, at least with the dollar's current standing. If you see something you like, and it fits in the budget, it's a good deal.
     
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    are these prices good enough that it would be foolish to pass on them?

    I think they are very good prices. Polo hasn't had a good selection of discounted EG made shoes in almost a year, and based on what I've heard around here, it's not likely to make a come back.

    In the past people have had good luck getting some of the shoes offered by GVH in the last couple of days cheaper by trying their luck on ebay.

    But I say if you see a size, color and model you like, screw ebay.

    And for the quality shoe you get, these prices are damn good. Real questions are if you can afford to buy them and whether you like the style.
     
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    In the past people have had good luck getting some of the shoes offered by GVH in the last couple of days cheaper by trying their luck on ebay.

    I noticed that GVH has started listing the shoes only a few bucks cheaper than the BIN. I don't recall them doing that previously -- did they? If not, it might mean less opportunity for snagging them later at a much better price. GVH might clear out the remainders with lower starts, but over the last couple of days, they've only upped the price. Must be pent-up demand or something. [​IMG]
     

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