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What do you think of these shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NMW1982, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Senior Member

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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    If you use the SPRING2006 code, you'll get 30% off, which makes them a much better deal. I can't say whether or not they're worth it for you, but that is a good price for RLPL EG shoes.
     


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    I own this shoe in dark oak (got it during the last Polo sale, but I think the discount was 40% or something like that). It's a great dressy loafer, and I highly recommend it.
     


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    Does anyone else have an opinion on these shoes? Are they worth it? Good quality?
     


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    they're edward greens. they are excellent quality, and a good value given that EG recently raised their prices and you get the trees for free.
     


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    So which pair is better? The RLPL Mackays or these Barksdale Pennies?
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Whichever fits your wardrobe better. No easy answer, I'm afraid. I prefer the captoes, but I'm not a big loafer fan.
     


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    Buy the Mackays in dark oak now and when a better sale hits (which it will), add the Barksdales in either dark oak or edwardian, both are magnificent.
     


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    If you wear suits on a regular basis, definitely go with the Mackays. If you are in a position where you dress casually most of the time, I would go with the loafers (but I'm a loafer guy).
     


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    Andrew, have you been to the Mansion recently? What's their current EG RLPL roster?
     


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    Andrew, have you been to the Mansion recently? What's their current EG RLPL roster?

    Yup. They have two killer new models.

    The pick of the litter is a new monk strap they are calling the "Grant." It's basically the old "Stowe" now rendered in burnt pine and featuring a medalion toe cap.

    There's also the "Carson," a beautiful 3-eyelet blucher with double soles. It's got an elongated toe box and looks a lot like the Barksdale in lace-up form. It comes in dark oak.

    They also now have the Mackay in Edwardian.

    Two other major devlopments are that they have held pricing at $850 and best of all, the old and IMHO inferior hinged shoe trees have been killed and replaced with the standard EG 3-piece trees!! Still included with the shoes.
     


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    But it seems like the Barksdale are very versatile shoes--they can either be formal or casual? Whereas the Mackays seem like something you can only wear with a suit.
     


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    I actually think the Mackay are more versatile. They can go with dark raw jeans as well as suits of almost all sorts, whereas the Barksdale hit the limit with linen suits and the such.
     


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    The pick of the litter is a new monk strap they are calling the "Grant." It's basically the old "Stowe" now rendered in burnt pine and featuring a medalion toe cap.
    Me want. Did you notice what last the shoe was built upon?

    The Chevy Chase Polo store has the lighter-colored Mackay in stock, so hopefully it will be receiving the Grant soon.
     


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