The Monmouth by Edward Green is the perfect example of an English shoe that is not afraid to be just that. The extended storm welted double leather souls gives this shoe a strong masculine look, beautifully hand brogued and pinked. Crafted in rich Dark Oak it’s a combination that makes this a great all around Derby. Very handsome with a navy or gray suit at the office or as I always say, “With a pair of jeans”.
Edward Green Monmouth in Dark Oak on the 888 last with Double Leather 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
Pierre Corthay and Edward Green bring our two versions of the Monk Strap to you. Either look great dressed up or down, they are masculine and stylish. Monk straps aren’t for everyone but I’ve always liked them.
Pierre Corthay – Montaigne in Terre on the 002 last
Edward Green – Westminster in Dark Oak on the 888 last with Double Leather Sole
Incidentally in the old days we called them Buckle Shoes, and you would only wear them in black with a plain toe. I hope I’m not dating myself……
What is most striking about the Bamford by Edward Green is its beautiful simplicity. This single piece constructed suede loafer is the perfect accompaniment to a linen suit, barefoot of course. With the subtlest of hand-punched medallion on the toe it is Trés Chic.
The Edward Green – Bamford in Coffee Suede on the 101 Last.
You won’t find it in the current Edward Green catalog, but you will find it here. The “Perth” is a beautiful derby with hand punching on the saddle.
Shown on the 82 last in Burnt Pine with heavy antiquing on the toe.