or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Gaziano & Girling Deco Range 2010
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gaziano & Girling Deco Range 2010 - Page 12

post #166 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post
G&G know they had some issues with quality at the beginning of their production, they are the first to admit it. Right now the quality of their MTO's is very high, the last ones I received were better than the ones made shortly after they moved into their own workshop. As Luk Cha has told me his last bespoke are even finer finished than all the previous ones. I will receive a pair of bespoke from them sometime this month and I am interested to see how they turn out

I may order a Deco after I see them in HK and let you know how it turns out


No doubt, they eliminated the problems and produce awesome looking stuff, especially with their bespoke operation. I was just tempted because I have a certain aversion towards that kind of statements.
post #167 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post
He assures me that the Gemming used is the highest quality stuff and as strong as a leather rib. I don't know how this Gemming is attached to the shoe, as you may think the glue may give out eventually, that I don't know. If you compare to EG Top Drawer, Anthony Cleverley or JLP Prestige, Tony assures me the bar has been raised.

As for Vass, they are great value shoes and full hand made but lets not kid ourselves that they are the finest finished pair of shoes we have ever seen. They are only good value because they are made in Eastern Europe where skilled craftsman can work for less.

As for Lattanzi, I don't believe they are particularly cheap

I'm not sold on this and agree with Son Of Saphir. Personally, I don't like the shape of the last but that's just my opinion. Secondly, of course G&G are going to say it is better, as they have been mentioning this Deco release for sometime now, so they are going to say it is the best on the market. I have seen some G&G bespoke and they are nice but I don't think the Deco is a "better quality" shoe than Anthony Cleverely or JL.
post #168 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handmadeshoes View Post
1250 British Pounds to start, which includes lasted shoe trees and a handmade box



As nice of shoes Ugolini makes, he does not pay his Japanese workers who make his shoes, not very commendable if you ask me! That's the only reason you get them cheap!

So the Deco will start from 1,250 British Pounds? That is 25% higher than AC shoes. AC is 950 British Pounds and they include lasted shoe trees and a nice box (not sure about it being hand made). How much is JLP?
post #169 of 303
ooo all this passion!

post #170 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handmadeshoes View Post
My wife, who is Italian (from Italy), worked for a high fashion house in Florence and who frequently got paid 3 or 4 months late because the company claimed to have no money, yet the owner was taking vacations here and there on the companies' dime.
Under Italian law, a company is only legally obliged to pay you twice a year, as long as they make up your whole salary with those payments.
post #171 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by jon5986 View Post
So the Deco will start from 1,250 British Pounds? That is 25% higher than AC shoes. AC is 950 British Pounds and they include lasted shoe trees and a nice box (not sure about it being hand made). How much is JLP?

Well Tony claims the boxes are handmade, doesn't mean it was handmade by him or anyone in England but who knows in reality. The Deco's waist's are all done by hand and I am sure that the finishing details of each shoe are much more precise and closer to that of a bespoke shoe. Not as experienced with JLP's prices so I unfortunately cannot give you any info there. But I have seen the Deco's in person and they look amazing to say the least!
post #172 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
Under Italian law, a company is only legally obliged to pay you twice a year, as long as they make up your whole salary with those payments.

While this would not surprise me then why do they even bother with contracts that are issued and intended to be legally bound by signatures?
post #173 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handmadeshoes View Post
Well Tony claims the boxes are handmade, doesn't mean it was handmade by him or anyone in England but who knows in reality. The Deco's waist's are all done by hand and I am sure that the finishing details of each shoe are much more precise and closer to that of a bespoke shoe. Not as experienced with JLP's prices so I unfortunately cannot give you any info there. But I have seen the Deco's in person and they look amazing to say the least!

Handmade parts of the shoes I can care about. Handmade boxes? I don't care if the boxes are made by hand by faries... the boxes won't sell me the shoe or "tip me over the edge" to buy the shoe. Nice touch, but that's it. The trees, even if fashioed by the elven technology of those cutsey pointed eared ladies in Lord of the Rings, won't even sell me the shoe... I think trees are an overpriced "necessity", but that's just me.

What is the deal maker or deal breaker is... you guessed it, the shoe itself.

As to G&G Deco shoes, the waist looks nice. Looks like lots of attention to detail. I am sure they are really good quality for the money. It wouldn't surprise me if they are better quality, in terms of amount of "handmadeness" than EG TD (about the same price). That said, I like the EG TD stuff and would probably buy it, but I am not feeling this Deco stuff (so far as I can see from the pictures) and don't see myself buying it. They are not working for me in terms of shape of the last and general styling.

Nice waist, fairy-made boxes... they are surely a welcome addition in the world of high end shoes. I am pleasantly surprised that the two Gs didn't just make the Deco as a tricked out version of their normal MTO range. I think in places where people have small feet (Japan) these shoes will sell like the proverbial hot-cakes. I think they look like a nice alternative for many an enthusiast... just not this Jamaican. J
post #174 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by jon5986 View Post
I'm not sold on this and agree with Son Of Saphir. Personally, I don't like the shape of the last but that's just my opinion. Secondly, of course G&G are going to say it is better, as they have been mentioning this Deco release for sometime now, so they are going to say it is the best on the market. I have seen some G&G bespoke and they are nice but I don't think the Deco is a "better quality" shoe than Anthony Cleverely or JL.

Jon I will let you know whether they appear better than the AC's when I see them next month, I own a pair of AC and will take a look at more of them when I visit Tokyo in 2 weeks time. I think the Deco's will likely be better made and finished (I am sure G&G have had a good inspection of AC's), not necessarily to everyone a better looking shoe. The extreme sleekness is not everyone's cup of tea
post #175 of 303
1250 Pounds is a bit too rich for my blood. That seems fairly absurd for a RTW shoe, but I guess for those who have it all... Seems like there is a lot of emphasis on the marketing and the 'trappings,' if you will. That is not to say that there are not beautifully constructed; but the hand-made box and extreme waist treatment seem more cosmetic than anything else.
post #176 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by jon5986 View Post
So the Deco will start from 1,250 British Pounds? That is 25% higher than AC shoes. AC is 950 British Pounds and they include lasted shoe trees and a nice box (not sure about it being hand made). How much is JLP?

i think this price is VAT included too so minus 20% as of the 1st of Jan
post #177 of 303
I am keen to see a full picture of that Suede/Calf side gusset
post #178 of 303
Hope these pics haven't been posted before From Manolo.se
post #179 of 303
Damn, the waist on that loafer is tighter than a 12 year old's pussy.
post #180 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Damn, the waist on that loafer is tighter than a 12 year old's pussy.

lol bot quite PC but lol, there is a slight extension to the sole at the front and not as close cut from what TG tell me, he said basically like how i get my BS shoes cut - looks like i was ahead of my time

or styling q's from Vash
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Gaziano & Girling Deco Range 2010