RLPL Edward Greens for $325?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drake, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Senior member

    Messages:
    2,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Have you used it before? It's only good for one go, apparently.

    Size 10 is gone now, too...


    If these are the 2 tone shoes, you can have mine that I ordered last night for my cost + shipping to you.
     
  2. Sabrosa

    Sabrosa Senior member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    Austin
    I don't think they are the two-tone shoes. That picture was just posted as an example of the Tan Burnished Calf color, incase that is the leather that ends up being shipped. The shoes should be the wingtips that are on the site, it's just the color that is up in the air.
     
  3. saint

    saint Senior member

    Messages:
    1,658
    Likes Received:
    87
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Location:
    This mortal coil
    For those who missed out on this deal, as per my post on Saturday, Land's End has put its remaining Alfred Sargent boots and shoes on sale. Just check the Overstock section. Not as good a deal as this, but still pretty decent.
     
  4. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

    Messages:
    1,746
    Likes Received:
    88
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    "ERROR. The item Corben Shoe in Tan Burnished Calf size 11 D is not available in the quantity selected. Please select a lesser quantity."

    Over. Congrats to those who got in
     
  5. Infinite42

    Infinite42 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    "ERROR. The item Corben Shoe in Tan Burnished Calf size 11 D is not available in the quantity selected. Please select a lesser quantity."

    Over. Congrats to those who got in


    I believe this is just the message received when one is choosing a particular size that has sold out.
     
  6. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Bastard, you stole my 11.5D's! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I've gotta start frequenting a "style for small-footed folk" forum - too many people here comppeting for those 11.5's . . .


    hahaha....... I hope its true though, who knows if they have the shoes I ordered, apperantly all sizes were sold out last night,
     
  7. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    I don't think you should assume your order will be canceled unless you get an email to that effect. Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  8. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

    Messages:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    CANCEL ALL YOUR ORDERS!!!

    (this is not a joke, sorry)

    Dear Sir,

    I received your email via our shop in London.

    The Ralph Lauren Purple Label "Corben" is not an Edward Green model.

    With kind regards
    Helen Bateman
     
  9. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

    Messages:
    8,503
    Likes Received:
    232
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Location:
    Wait, you smell that?
    Explains the price.

    I'm not too familiar with RLPL shoes. Although I know some of their shoes are made by Green, why was it assumed that these particular models were EG in the first place?
     
  10. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,408
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Location:
    NYC/Brooklyn
    The script on the shoe was consistent with all previous issues of Edward Green shoes sold under the Ralph Lauren Purple Label tag. The provenance of the shoes on the website is also listed as "Made in England," which previously limited manufacturers to Crockett & Jones or Edward Green. The toe shape is very similar to the standard 89 last favored by RLPL. Recently, Polo reorganized their production, reportedly commisioning Sanders & Sanders (Bengalstripe?) for their "benchmade" line. I wonder if the same has already happened with PL? Too bad, once I get a job and actually afford the MTO service, I won't be able to place a special order.
     
  11. SuitingStyle

    SuitingStyle Senior member

    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    dang really??? now they gonna have a lot cancellations to take care, including mine
     
  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    I think I'm still going to take receipt, since it didn't cost me anything for shipping. Will be interesting to see what they're like.
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    Explains the price.

    I'm not too familiar with RLPL shoes. Why was it assumed that these were Edward Green in the first place?


    Because they're made in England, and because they're PL. EG makes (or has, until recently, made) the PL shoes.

    That said, something is odd here. Even if we assume these aren't by EG, these shoes are still priced abnormally low. Every other PL laceup is $850 or more; even a change in supplier wouldn't spur a price reduction of $525. (I wouldn't expect any price reduction at all, even if the PL line were taken over by a much lesser maker.)

    At the $325 price point, I'd expect these shoes to be made by the mysterious Italian company. But they're clearly made in England. And that doesn't make sense. Even the C&Js are significantly more expensive than $325.

    So what's going on? Be interesting to see how this shakes out...
     
  14. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

    Messages:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    The script on the shoe was consistent with all previous issues of Edward Green shoes sold under the Ralph Lauren Purple Label tag. The provenance of the shoes on the website is also listed as "Made in England," which previously limited manufacturers to Crockett & Jones or Edward Green. The toe shape is very similar to the standard 89 last favored by RLPL.
    To add, I personally thought I remembered seeing PL suede oxfords on heavy markdown at the Mansion last November.

    Who are they getting in place of EG? What might the quality be like?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by