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RTW shoe last comparison thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior Member

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    EG 888 & G&G MH71

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    Those are eerily similar. Take away the medallion and a color-blind guy might think you had a pair.

    Is it my imagination, or does the tree in the EG fit much better and keep the vamp in a better shape? the G&G looks like the vamp is kind of pinched together up top.
     


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    EG 888 & G&G MH71
    Thanks, now for some trickers or sargents we all know you have ... Compared to the 606 or 888 would do nicely imo.
    Those are eerily similar. Take away the medallion and a color-blind guy might think you had a pair. Is it my imagination, or does the tree in the EG fit much better and keep the vamp in a better shape? the G&G looks like the vamp is kind of pinched together up top.
    The same guy who designed 888 being the last @ EG and 71 possibly the first on his own acount? Think the vamp is due to the sole shape, fidleback and tight waist. but im but a novice.
     


  4. kolecho

    kolecho Distinguished Member

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    Added EG888 vs Carmina Rain.
     


  5. jjl5000

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    ...Is it my imagination, or does the tree in the EG fit much better and keep the vamp in a better shape? the G&G looks like the vamp is kind of pinched together up top.

    The G&G shoe tree is lasted and a perfect fit. The EG tree is not a bad fit but it's deigned to fit several lasts (888 & 82 or 202 & 606 IIRC) and is not available in half sizes either.

    Your observations are certainly correct in as much as the G&G lasted tree does elongate the 'mouth'? of the shoe much more.
     


  6. jjl5000

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    Thanks, now tor some trickers or sargents we all know you have ...
    Compared to the 606 or 888 would do nicely imo.


    Here's an Alfred Sargent on the 87 last in 'F' alongside the Tricker's 1829 last (4537) in a '5':

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    Comparative shots with the 888 & 606 to follow.
     


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    Those are eerily similar. Take away the medallion and a color-blind guy might think you had a pair.

    i strongly disagree on that.
    the eg has a much broader toe/forefoot and it is less curve-shaped in the transition of middlefoot to forefoot.

    and besides the toeshape when you compare the u throats the g&g throat looks more like a humerus head whereas the eg resembles more of an "u". [​IMG]

    both look good, but i like the 888 better.

    citoyen
     


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    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Keep in mind that pics with the shoes pointing 'up' are not much use for comparison as the angle distorts the toe shape. Also, sizes should be noted as that affects overall shape.
     


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    For my money, the G&G chisel beats the 888.
     


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    EG 606 'F' & Tricker's 4537 '5':

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    C&J 337 'E' & G&G MH71 'F':

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    Santoni FAM (last number?) vs EG 606.
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    Which is EG 606?
     


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    C&J 348 and EG 82 are two of the most beautiful lasts out there.
     


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    Which is EG 606?
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    OK, I finally get to add something useful. Hopefully the pics aren't too bad:

    Lobb 8695 vs Martegani 42 last
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    Lobb 8695 vs Vass 3636
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    Martegani 42 vs Martegani 3B
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    Lobb 8695 vs Lobb 7000
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    EG 808 vs Martegani 3B
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    Now for some comparative shots of a Stuarts Choice (Grenson MP) & EG or C&J ...

    Grenson 92 (UK 6F) vs C&J 337 (UK 6E):

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    Grenson 91 (UK 6F) vs Stuart's Choice 91 (US 7D -> UK 6.5E):

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    C&J 238 (UK 6E) vs C&J 337 (UK 6E):

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