Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by M. Bardamu, Nov 28, 2012.
Better to go with a third-party who offers Dainite soles? Would Edward Green even touch these?
If EG originally made the shoes they will repair them for you as long as no other cobbler has touched them. But it will cost you and take a while.
I have no personal experience with having "E.G. for X" shoes recrafted by E.G., but have read allot of posts on E.G. on this forum. Basically if E.G. made the shoe and it has not been previously recrafted by a third party, then E.G. will accept them for recrafting. If you have any questions regarding the recrafting by Edward Green, you can contact them via the contact form on their website.
Recrafting by E.G. shall probably set you back allot more and take more time then having it done by a third party, but I am convinced that quality wise recrafting by them is second to none.
Bump to thank everyone for the advice!
Afaik, EG has never made shoes/boots for BBBF. You may want to make sure you find the right maker before sending them off...
+1. I have only seen BBBF made by C&J.
@OP: care to share pictures?
Second to none? I've had some serious issues with their recraft on two occasions. Granted, they fixed the problem, but it shouldn't have left the factory in the condition it did.
To my knowledge, EG never made BBBF shoes.
So why did you return to them on the second occasion for a shoe redrafting if they did such a terrible job on the first?
Because you know just as well as I that they use the best materials, the original materials, the original lasts, the original procedures etc and you shoe shall be returned to you as an (as good as new) 100% original Edward Green shoe and not some tampered with mongrel shoe.
If things go wrong they will make it right, can this be said for the average cobbler?
Also with all services offered YMMV
Since you have read a lot about EG here, I would assume that you have visited this thread among some other complaint threads about EG recrafting service. Besides many upsides as stated with which I largely agree, one must also recognize many downsides: high price, long processing time, inconvenient location, inflexibility, etc. So everything has pros and cons. Concluding that one is second is none by focusing on only one aspect (quality) is a bit shortsighted.
Because I sent the two pair at the same time, and they returned both with moderate to severe issues.
You seem to be overly defensive of EG, as if they don't make mistakes. EG made it right, but it was delayed and a hassle. The should not have left the factory in the condition I received them. I saved a picture. See anything wrong with this?
Don't get me wrong, I own quite a few pair of EGs, and I like them. But, they are not on the pedestal that you are placing them on.
^ How did they make a mistake like that? Fitting them on a wrong last or something?
I never asked how. I just asked that they be fixed. I was most upset that they left the factory that way. They took care of the international shipping and fixed them to my satisfaction, but it was a fix that should have never been necessary.
rebel, could that have been during the time they were undergoing organizational restructuring?
This occurred within the last 2 to 2.5 years. I don't know when the restructuring occurred. Did they restructure someone's eyes where they couldn't see this?
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