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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    That is indeed one sublime shoe.

    I'm fairly unfamiliar with EG lasts - this one (888) especially appeals to me.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This last was designed by Tony Gaziano. It is essentially the prototype to the TG73.
     
  3. NORE

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    It can be a tough fit for some. But once you get it right it's awesome.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of all of the shoes that I own I don't own any EG. Might be next on the list. Do you have any C&J on the 348? Is the fit similar?
     
  5. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    C&J:
    341 - 12E UK a tad roomy.
    337 - 13D US perfect
    348 - 11.5E UK snug but wearable (I like my shoes snug at first)

    EG:
    888 - 12.5/13D perfect
    202 - 12/12.5E perfect
    82 - 12/12.5E even more perfect

    Hope that helps.
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So the 888 doesn't feel as snug as the 348? Crazy, because it looks cleaner than the 348.
     
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    Lobb Brown Museum
    Lobb William II
    EG for RLPL 888 Dark Oak (size 7 too small for me. PM me if interested or I will return)
    RLPL Made in Italy Bi Color.
     
  8. SuitedDx

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    What last is the William II in?
     
  9. andrewgreg

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    8695 last I think. I need to check.
     
  10. Burton

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    I have both EGs (I wear size 9) and C&J on the 348 (8.5). The EG are a snug fit (glovelike), but that is the way they are designed. The C&J on the 348 is a long lasted shoe and feels longer than the 9 EG. I like the EG fit. I use a tongue pad on the C&J and they feel quite good but without it they feel a little looser than I like. You definitely need to get a pair of EGs--go to Steven and Leffot.
     
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    Yeah, I get all of my shoes from Steven. (minus C&J, which I am done with). I am due soon for a pair. I am going back and forth between a few different shoes. I really want G&G's, but the G&G's I currently have cut the top of my toe on my left foot. As much as I love them, I am not sure if it is a sizing issue or what.
     
  12. Gdot

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    Interesting, I have an easy to fit foot - sort of 'standard issue' and just a bit narrow.


    Well, that explains why I like it so much. I noticed right off how much it resembled the G&Gs in terms of shape. Although I think I'm done with the TG73 in that I have three pairs on that last. I'm moving on to the DG70 when I recommence purchasing.

    I've been on voluntary shoe buying sabatical for a couple of months now. It's been so easy to bear I'm going to hang on a while longer and let my bank account get some rest. I'm now thinking maybe all the way to next fall - but we'll see.
     
  13. rabiesinfrance

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    40 year old C&J.

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    cigar cap toe boot
    argyles otc
     
  15. Burton

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    I placed an order yesterday with Steven for a pair of the Winchelsea slip on in Bauxite. Also, he sent me some pictures of things he will have in the shop in the fall. He is doing a new boot and some other things which I think are pretty neat. He will have the Harrogate in a calf/suede which is probably on my list. The Winchelsea won't be in until Decemberish. A long time to wait but . . .
     
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  16. patrickBOOTH

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    Looks like the welt could use replacing. It is a bit eaten up.
     
  17. DWFII

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    More than that, it looks like someone...not really and truly qualified to do any work on shoes...replaced the outsole (or restitched it) without "picking" the old stitches. It's like perforating on top of perforations...and the end result is a rag--unstable, fragmented and, more often than not, requiring a full rewelt to rescue the shoe.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    Yep, totally.
     
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    Seems to be a Veldtschoen boots, so it isn't the welt.
    Lots of Veldt resoled shoes looks like that with that irregular stitching, I don't know why.
     
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  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nah, DWF added, which it looks to be obvious that the old stitching wasn't pulled out either. It is just knotted up. I had shoes look like this that I got resoled at shoddy places before I knew better.
     

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