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^ Damn, G&G makes a good looking shoe!

Question for Andre Yew: that extra line of stitching visible near the top eyelet of the left shoe is used for holding the tongue in place right? Did you request that feature? Some of my rtw shoes have a similar line of stitching, but placed a bit lower. I find it gets in the way when lacing up new shoes and actually prevents the tongue from being centered, pulling it to one side...
post #6722 of 14248
I really need to stop looking in on this tread!!! It's almost as depressing as the Are These Fake thread over in DT
post #6723 of 14248
Andre, very nice shoes.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
^ Damn, G&G makes a good looking shoe!

Question for Andre Yew: that extra line of stitching visible near the top eyelet of the left shoe is used for holding the tongue in place right? Did you request that feature? Some of my rtw shoes have a similar line of stitching, but placed a bit lower. I find it gets in the way when lacing up new shoes and actually prevents the tongue from being centered, pulling it to one side...

It comes "standard" on their bespoke shoes. I do find it annoying on RTW shoes that don't have enough allowance for my arch and therefore (i) don't close up as tightly as I would like and (ii) prevent the tongue from being centered, as you describe.
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Andre, very nice shoes.

+1.
Those are crazy nice.
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It comes "standard" on their bespoke shoes.

Have you seen it made by other firms? Never heard of this...
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It comes "standard" on their bespoke shoes. I do find it annoying on RTW shoes that don't have enough allowance for my arch and therefore (i) don't close up as tightly as I would like and (ii) prevent the tongue from being centered, as you describe.

Tks, will ask them to leave that out of my 1st bespoke order around 2013.

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Have you seen it made by other firms? Never heard of this...

Have it on my AE Park Ave iirc, will have to check my other shoes later.
post #6728 of 14248
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Have you seen it made by other firms? Never heard of this...

EG and C&J both do it on some, but not all, of their shoes.
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EG and C&J both do it on some, but not all, of their shoes.

Thanks to both informants.
post #6730 of 14248
I like the tongue holder stitch. Unless it rips. Then it's worse than not having one at all.
post #6731 of 14248
Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! I didn't really request anything too crazy on this shoe, just a few minor detail changes.

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Question for Andre Yew: that extra line of stitching visible near the top eyelet of the left shoe is used for holding the tongue in place right? Did you request that feature? Some of my rtw shoes have a similar line of stitching, but placed a bit lower. I find it gets in the way when lacing up new shoes and actually prevents the tongue from being centered, pulling it to one side...

All of my lace-up RTW dress shoes have this feature (AE, EG, C&J), but it sounds like it varies with the maker and sometimes model. I'm not sure where the stitching is placed on them, though, but it does make inserting the lace more difficult.

--Andre
post #6732 of 14248
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Have you seen it made by other firms? Never heard of this...

I have it on some Edward Greens, Aldens and Saint Crispins.
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EG and C&J both do it on some, but not all, of their shoes.

It's done on Oxfords (Balmorals), but not on Derbies (Bluchers).

With boots in particular, it can be very irritating if the tongue has the habit to go wandering.
Some boots have a loop on top of the tongue, for the laces to go through and hold the tongue in the centre.
post #6734 of 14248
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Some G&G love for a change: recently-arrived bespoke brogues.



Beautiful. What last/pattern/dye is that?
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My first (golf) shoe porn post, Footjoy classics dry premier:

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