A is for Asquith, E is for Ecton and now these two Edward Green classics are available at Leffot. Both models are part of the EG Core Collection. The real beauty of an Edward Green shoe is it’s timeless design and superb handcrafted quality. If you already wear them you’ll know what I mean, if you don’t I encourage to treat yourself.
Edward Green will celebrate their 120th anniversary in 2010, and to celebrate they will be offering a selection of Limited Edition models, more on that very soon.
Asquith 888 Last, Hazel Antique – In Stock
Ecton 888 last, Burgundy Antique– In Stock
Edward Green will offer a part made try on pair of MTO shoes if we need to make sure of a size that is not a typical fit.
They arrive in protective wrap and without soles as you can see by the cork. At this point they can be adjusted a width wider or narrower. Here we have two shoes that were sent to us in the try on stage:
The Walcot, Before
And the finished model in Black Calf on the 888 Last
The Ecton, Before
And the finished model in Dark Oak Antique on the 888 Last
In the case of the Ecton you can notice that the color of the try on pair was not yet finished. These were also finished on the Thames Soles.
Joe F. recently posted a great question, “What’s the difference between the EG Dover and the Perth ?” A very good question indeed. I would also like to add to this comparison the Ecton . Here are the 3 shoes for your inspection.
The Dover on the 606 (?) last with a double leather sole
The Ecton and the Dover are quite similar, in fact I would argue the Ecton is the evolution of the Dover . The main difference being 5 eyelets on the Dover and 3 on the Ecton and the quarter panel on the back of the Dover that gives it a heavier look. I think of the Dover as a true country shoe, since it’s usually seen on a double leather sole, on a 606 or 808 last. Both have the same U tip, skin stitching on the toe.
The Ecton on the 82 last with a Single Leather Sole
This brings me to the first difference between the Dover and the Perth . The Perth has a raised tube stitch on the toe. While it has 5 eyelets the shoe just looks sleeker especially on the 82 last. The longer toe gives it a refined feel. But the main difference is of course the saddle and hand punching. The curve of the saddle softens the lines of the shoe making it more than just a classic derby.
The Perth on the 82 last with a single leather sole
I enjoy wearing my Perth’s very much because A) they are so very comfortable and B) I love the way they look. I just placed an MTO for a pair of Dover’s on a 606 last in Antique Maple with heavy antiquing for our good client JC. I’ll post them when they arrive, no doubt they’ll be beautiful. In my opinion these models look best in the lighter color leathers.
Joe, I hope that helps explains the difference. Incidentally Edward Green Managing Director Hilary Freeman (below) informed me recently that the Dover was voted “Best Shoe in Japan.” Hardly a surprise.
The Green Team at Leffot
Robert Godly EG US Agent, Steven Taffel, Hilary Freeman, Xavier Candat EG Sales Manager