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Gaziano Girling x Kermit the Frog

post #1 of 31
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As a person that contributed to my childhood in both Sesame Street and the Muppet show, Kermit deserves a lot of love and respect. I thought that one way to show my appeciation to the green guy would be to wear green skin as well.

I spoke to my favourite shoe makers, Gaziano & Girling and asked then to produce a green shoe. I didn't even know they did a green. I double checked that I was not losing my marbles with a cyber friend (thanks Mike!) and made the jump. I was expecting a hard aggressive shoe. What I got was not that. These are very smooth, very subtle (outside of a camera flash or bright sunshine) shoes. In the evening light they look from very dark green to green and sometimes black (as shown in one of the pics): I like them.

Gentlemen I give you the modified G&G Cannes in olive green crust leather (size 11 on the KN14 last). J
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post #2 of 31
Nice looking loafers. Not quite what I was expecting from the title though...
post #3 of 31
Tony will make shoes out of bullfrog, you know.
post #4 of 31
I really like the simplicity of it, yet very sleek. My only qualm is that the leather is described as "crust"
post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by jamaican View Post
As a person that contributed to my childhood in both Sesame Street and the Muppet show, Kermit deserves a lot of love and respect. I thought that one way to show my appeciation to the green guy would be to wear green skin as well.

I spoke to my favourite shoe makers, Gaziano & Girling and asked then to produce a green shoe. I didn't even know they did a green. I double checked that I was not losing my marbles with a cyber friend (thanks Mike!) and made the jump. I was expecting a hard aggressive shoe. What I got was not that. These are very smooth, very subtle (outside of a camera flash or bright sunshine) shoes. In the evening light they look from very dark green to green and sometimes black (as shown in one of the pics): I like them.

Gentlemen I give you the modified G&G Cannes in olive green crust leather (size 11 on the KN14 last). J
I like them. They look bespoke, especially with that good a patina.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Tony will make shoes out of bullfrog, you know.
In bespoke -- I don't know if he'd do it in RTW. In any case, bullfrog is a kind of revolting-looking leather. Looks like someone tanned the hide of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
post #6 of 31
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I like them. They look bespoke, especially with that good a patina.


In bespoke -- I don't know if he'd do it in RTW. In any case, bullfrog is a kind of revolting-looking leather. Looks like someone tanned the hide of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Thanks RJman. They are inspired by a bespoke shoe in the G&G bespoke gallery.

A sto bullforg leather... not for me thanks. I am trying to show Kermy some love, not kill his relatives. J
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post #8 of 31
It's a big premium on ready to wear:
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
In any case, bullfrog is a kind of revolting-looking leather. Looks like someone tanned the hide of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I think the look varies by the source. Some would be nice for accessories.

post #10 of 31
Very nice looking shoes. Are you worried about the color choice since G&G uses crust leather?
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by BWB View Post
Very nice looking shoes. Are you worried about the color choice since G&G uses crust leather?

Not quite sure what you mean by "worried about the colour since.. crust leather". I am not worried. Crust leathers neeed a bit more meintenance than analine leathers, but that's not a problem for me. J
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by jamaican View Post
As a person that contributed to my childhood in both Sesame Street and the Muppet show, Kermit deserves a lot of love and respect. I thought that one way to show my appeciation to the green guy would be to wear green skin as well.

I spoke to my favourite shoe makers, Gaziano & Girling and asked then to produce a green shoe. I didn't even know they did a green. I double checked that I was not losing my marbles with a cyber friend (thanks Mike!) and made the jump. I was expecting a hard aggressive shoe. What I got was not that. These are very smooth, very subtle (outside of a camera flash or bright sunshine) shoes. In the evening light they look from very dark green to green and sometimes black (as shown in one of the pics): I like them.

Gentlemen I give you the modified G&G Cannes in olive green crust leather (size 11 on the KN14 last). J

A very nice pair of shoes!
post #13 of 31
This patina is on par with what I've seen out of Corthay. G&G are uping their game

Very well executed with the heavily antiqued/burnished front and the squared last looks nice
post #14 of 31
Great shoes..I love people who are not afraid to project their vision and personality through their clothes or shoes..
The shoes look great ..
post #15 of 31
Excellent, but I must say the antiquing seems a little too much for me.
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