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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Urbane Legend
At this rate, I seemed destined to get the EG Beaulieu since the 606 last seems to fit my foot well. APortnoy showed a pair in antique burgundy that were fantastic. Of course, I lean to the boring black.

Hopefully, EG does not have them in stock so I can control this addiction.

Gaziano Girling is showing two models in their catalog that are worth looking at if you like the style. One of them, I believe it's the Connaught, is spectacular.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Will
Gaziano Girling is showing two models in their catalog that are worth looking at if you like the shoe. One of them, I believe it's the Connaught, is spectacular.

I think the other, the Hanly, is actually a wholecut where stitches define the "austerity" brogue.
post #18 of 28
Connaught:

Hanly:
post #19 of 28
Gorgeous.

I particularly like the Connaught.
post #20 of 28
I'm not sure how I feel about the scalloped edges on the Connaught, actually.

Unrelatedly, why would it be an "austerity brogue" and not an "austerity wing-tip," since it has winged tips but no broguing?
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by grimslade
I'm not sure how I feel about the scalloped edges on the Connaught, actually.

Funny, I had concerns about the stitching on the Hanly. I was afraid the "wing" stitching would get lost amid the creasing.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Urbane Legend
Nice shoes. But they only have a size 7 left. Do you know what last it is on?
I'm not sure what last the Cleveland's is on the Le-botte web site, it could either be 337 or 350, but since the 7 is a UK size, perhaps it could still fit?
post #23 of 28
Austerity brogue -- so called because it has no broguing.
post #24 of 28
Austerity brogue that I most covet...

post #25 of 28
Aubercy? Walked by their store on the rue de Luynes today. Some very handsome models, although some are a little "Daehn", if you get what I mean.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by RJman
Aubercy? Walked by their store on the rue de Luynes today. Some very handsome models, although some are a little "Daehn", if you get what I mean.

Oui RJ, Aubercy. I know exactly what you mean about some of their styles that veer of course, this one really seems to speak to me, though.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Discontinued by Martegani, or by Franco's? I know Franco's is streamlining its shoe offerings, so you might be able to source it elsewhere.

That's my shoe. I contacted Ron Rider when he was still at Franco's and asked about the possibility of doing as a special order a wing-tip adelaide with twin-needle stitching forming the pattern elements. (I had previously asked Gravati if they would do it, and they said no. I got the idea originally from a Mantellassi shoe that was somewhat similar.) He liked the idea well enough that he ordered it for stock in brown and black. I liked the idea well enough that I commissioned a variation of the design as a bespoke shoe from Tony Gaziano. He liked the idea well enough that one of the shoes in his RTW lineup has a design that's a variation of the one that I commissioned.

In any event, Martegani doesn't discontinue models like some manufacturers do. If a retailer wants that shoe, they will make it. If no retailer wants it, they will not. It's a shame that Franco's isn't ordering more -- it's a nice shoe.
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
The Connaught is a beautiful shoe !!

When are they coming to New York??
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