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post #11086 of 14248
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Originally Posted by BrooklynWeGoHard View Post
looks good. the shoe on the right though (in teh photo), the front seam is not on straight (the split toe).

It's how it appears on the picture, I'm wearing them now and it's straight.
post #11087 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
It's how it appears on the picture, I'm wearing them now and it's straight.

carry on
post #11088 of 14248
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
Nice shoes but entirely too flashy for my taste. And especially if you're older than 30...

+1. G&G and its Baroque-ness made manifest. However, I am sure it is well made and extremely moving in the flesh.
post #11089 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post

Absolutely stunning. What is the damage for such a prize?
post #11090 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post

well done, love them
post #11091 of 14248
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post
Absolutely stunning. What is the damage for such a prize?
Thank you. The cost for what I've had done to that shoe is £500.00 That is for the following: Choice of leather, quality/color/finish Choice of lining and the oval window if you so wish Fiddle back Oak Bark sole, finished to your preference - painting and nail patterns. Heel built layer by layer by hand and top piece of your choice Sole edged to your choice Leather heel and toe stiffeners Hand lasted uppers. I collected these yesterday and was given a tour of the factory. I was shown in great detail the steps taken to create a shoe of this quality and they're worth every single penny.
post #11092 of 14248
Thanks for sharing all the details. Very impressive indeed. This gives EG and G&G some potentially serious competition.
post #11093 of 14248
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
My first pair of G&G bespoke:
(I'll post more pics in the Leather Soul thread)


Holy F@rk!!!!

...

And again...


This takes the shoe porn thread to another level!

Congratulations!

Gaz
post #11094 of 14248
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
Congrats, stunning shoes! a beautiful pair of NST ... I could well forsee me wanting a pair, how many weeks ETA? Thanks again for sharing, and splendid pictures btw!

I agree. These look every bit as nice as EG, but for $800 vs $1200.
post #11095 of 14248
Twas nice to see the latest offering from A.S.

I'm sure we all recall the problems of A.S. only earlier this year...glad to see they are making what appears to be a stylish and well priced shoe.

I see their waists have improved dramatically (thanks to a partnership with G&G), as Manton noted on his tour of Northampton over a year ago

Groover, would you compare these shoes favorably with E.G.'s Dover?
post #11096 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Twas nice to see the latest offering from A.S. I'm sure we all recall the problems of A.S. only earlier this year...glad to see they are making what appears to be a stylish and well priced shoe. I see their waists have improved dramatically (thanks to a partnership with G&G), as Manton noted on his tour of Northampton over a year ago Groover, would you compare these shoes favorably with E.G.'s Dover?
I don't own a pair of Dover to run a true comparision, and, although they look the same the Dover has a handstitched apron and double sole whereas these do not. That said, when I was specifying the leather I requested the same as used by EG. The shoe is comfortable out of the box (worn for the 1st time for today for 8 hours including 4 miles of walking). It's not a particularly heavy shoe but feels solid. The linings are very comfortable and the insole is already moudling to my foot. The uppers feel very nice, as I said earlier the leather feels much better than my C&J handgrades. It's difficult to put it into words as it's very much a personal experience in feeling the leather. The sole finish is sublime and looks even better in the flesh, for the price I'm very very pleased and will return to AS for more styles. The whole experience with AS has been 1st class from the start and I can't recommend them highly enough. When you meet the people who make the shoes and you see for yourself the skill and dedication that goes into them you appreciate the product even more.
post #11097 of 14248
How about the gray desert boots from Acne?

http://shop.acnestudios.com/system/s...ct.asp?id=1228
post #11098 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
I don't own a pair of Dover to run a true comparision, and, although they look the same the Dover has a handstitched apron and double sole whereas these do not.

That said, when I was specifying the leather I requested the same as used by EG.

The shoe is comfortable out of the box (worn for the 1st time for today for 8 hours including 4 miles of walking). It's not a particularly heavy shoe but feels solid. The linings are very comfortable and the insole is already moudling to my foot.

The uppers feel very nice, as I said earlier the leather feels much better than my C&J handgrades. It's difficult to put it into words as it's very much a personal experience in feeling the leather.

The sole finish is sublime and looks even better in the flesh, for the price I'm very very pleased and will return to AS for more styles.

The whole experience with AS has been 1st class from the start and I can't recommend them highly enough. When you meet the people who make the shoes and you see for yourself the skill and dedication that goes into them you appreciate the product even more.

Bravo!
post #11099 of 14248
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Originally Posted by Pengranger View Post
Unfortunately the trees are Barker, not Barker Black! They are split toe and fill the shoe nicely. I did see an example of a Barker Black tree when I visited Spring Line, and they were lasted, so I presume they are available somewhere.

Ahh, confusing nomenclature! I did see Barker Black trees on their site but wasn't sure where to order them.

Again, nice shoes
post #11100 of 14248
I hit the Last Call sale at NM in Las Vegas.

Navy John Lobb Darby(?).


Green Sutor Mantellassis. Dunno the model.


Brown dip dye Paul Smith Cages.


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