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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by naturlaut, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Ah, so good to have this thread back...

    sysdoc - nice shoes and pics, as always. [​IMG]

    Can just about see the heel counters on your new shoes - they seem to be very thin...?
     


  2. sysdoc

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    You better watch out, sysdoc! [​IMG]
    Bengal, it's grand to see you in such a good mood! [​IMG] Everyone seems so excited ... one wonders if regular SF downtimes might have an actual therapeutical value ...[​IMG]
     


  3. GQgeek

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    Sysdoc, thanks for posting those EGs! I've been wanting to see a high-res pic of the ladbrokes for a while.
    I think I'm going to make ladbrokes my first pair of EGs at the trunk show in April. Which finish is that btw?
    Also, would you happen to have have pics of a plain EG wholecut? I'm considering that or a Newbury as the second shoe I'm going to order.
     


  4. sysdoc

    sysdoc Senior member

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    GQgeek Senior member

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    I will definitely be going with the 888 last. I'm going to do the ladbroke in burnt pine w/o medallion. Do they have a 3-eyelet wholecut? Btw, do you have any suggestions besides the newbury for the second shoe in my order? My knowledge of EG models is based on the sky valet site and I don't know if it's a comprehensive listing... I'm primarily a sportsjacket kinda guy. Everyone recommends the Dover, but I'm not in love with it like I am the Ladbroke.
     


  7. sysdoc

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    I will definitely be going with the 888 last. I'm going to do the ladbroke in burnt pine w/o medallion. Do they have a 3-eyelet wholecut?
    AFAIK not in their normal program. Maybe as made-to-order? Anyone? Bengal?
     


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    Sysdoc, the JL Sandon and C&J Cleveland are both stunning.

    And the bottle is Tanqueray No.10. Do I win the Clevelands?
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That Sandon is sweet.
     


  10. sysdoc

    sysdoc Senior member

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    Sysdoc, the JL Sandon and C&J Cleveland are both stunning. And the bottle is Tanqueray No.10. Do I win the Clevelands?
    Tanqueray No. 10 it is. [​IMG] You have an excellent eye, water!
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do they have a 3-eyelet wholecut?

    Not in their regular lineup, to my knowledge, but they should be able to do it as a special order. IMMSMC, RJman had a 4-eyelet Newbury made as a special, and a 3-eyelet version would be even easier to do than a 4-eyelet version.

    Sky Valet's site consists of scans from the most recent EG catalogue, and the catalogue isn't comprehensive by any stretch of the imagination. EG must have dozens of designs in their archives that aren't included in any catalogue, and they can do special orders for any of them. I know of no comprehensive listing of everything that is available. It seems to me that EG could ignite a feeding frenzy if they just put up a list with descriptions on their website, and I know that a number of people have told Tony Gaziano so. Unfortunately, they haven't heeded the advice.

    If you don't really love Dover, then don't get it. It's one of my favorite shoes, but you'd be wearing the shoes, not me. You might want to consider one of EG's Adelaide (U-throat) models like Canterbury or Lichfield. Adelaides are a bit unusual, and I think that they make for a cleaner-looking half-brogue than the traditional design.
     


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    [*]The Italian shoe makers started the trend of wide welts, so nowadays it has become hip to have a wide welt. EG has so far not succumbed to this trend.[/list]One of my 500-something posts that died with the former SF-HDD showed a comparison of EG's Ladbroke with JL's Vintage 2004. The two are rather similar, but the JL has a significantly wider welt.

    Whoa, Nelly! While the Italians certainly have done a lot to popularize the wider welt, recall that American companies did so some five to six decades ago. Florsheim is perhaps the best example, though Johnston&Murphy also had a number of wider-welt models. Witness the following:
    [​IMG]
     


  13. faustian bargain

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    Sysdoc, the JL Sandon and C&J Cleveland are both stunning.

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    agreed wholeheartedly - i thought the same thing. also really like that Newbury 606.
     


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    Whoa, Nelly! While the Italians certainly have done a lot to popularize the wider welt, recall that American companies did so some five to six decades ago. Florsheim is perhaps the best example, though Johnston&Murphy also had a number of wider-welt models. Witness the following:

    Here is an English oldie with a somewhat wide welt and a very very thick sole John McHale it be called.

    [​IMG]
     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    those are great! they kick doc martens' ass! (asses?)
     


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