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yeah - we are really a bit sick around here, sometimes.

but only in the most intricate and arcane ways possible.

that's what makes the 'shoe guys' the most interesting, and alarming, collection of personalities on these here fora.
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Wut? I thought you were napping... confused.gif
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Here are some Hove MTO's
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What do you call this kind of leather? Can any G&G MTO be ordered in this leather?
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What do you call this kind of leather? Can any G&G MTO be ordered in this leather?

I believe it's called Hatch Grain, as seen in this chukka from leffot:
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What do you call this kind of leather? Can any G&G MTO be ordered in this leather?

I believe it is the (faux) "Russian Calf" - not the real one from the sunken ship which have been some 200 years under water, but a 'recreation' from an Italian tannery. We have seen recently a few bespoke shoes done in that leather, but it appears it is also available as made-to-order.

Contact G&G or NickA/
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What do you call this kind of leather? Can any G&G MTO be ordered in this leather?
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I believe it is the (faux) "Russian Calf" - not the real one from the sunken ship which have been some 200 years under water, but a 'recreation' from an Italian tannery. We have seen recently a few bespoke shoes done in that leather, but it appears it is also available as made-to-order.
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This is correct. The Hatch Grain will be uploaded as an option on my MTO programme this week along with many exotics including some lizards and alligators. The hatch grain is a very good version of the ever popular Russian leather mentioned. The Russian leather is becoming more rare now and the quality is getting more dificult to guarantee so the Hatch grain is a preferred choice for shoes made to higher quality.
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Is this the area in question?
My G&G Grants rippled just a smidge here when they were new as well. Of course, after wearing a few time almost any wholecut is going to have a ripple or two in the quarters. But I agree with you that I'd rather not see it when the shoe is new.

People spot this stuff? Eagle eyes alright.
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People spot this stuff? Eagle eyes alright.

Admitedly obsessive.
post #2770 of 12553
man, I really used to love G&G, but looking at these last few dozen posts, I don't think I'd want any of them. At this point, the only G&G I'd be interested in would be a st.james II or similar.
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My Rothchilds in Vintage Chestnut just arrived and I should arrive in a few days, which Saphir MoD shade of brown is the best match for it? All I have is black and neutral Saphir shoe cream atm. On an unrelated note, what do you guys think of the Fairmont, DG70 or TG73?

I would imagine the medium brown or light brown would be a decent match if you want to stick to MdO but there are perhaps a better match in Saphir's other ranges.
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But this shoe......has the proportions of a bunch of skis........ elongated lasts leave me perplexed. How anyone can feel that such a shape is attractive leaves me stunned.

Are you talking about these shoes? Bespoke, of course!


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A selection of G&G grain leathers:
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post #2774 of 12553
I like the black grains. smile.gif
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You would! smile.gif

I'm groovin' on those chukkas at the moment.

They are almost dressy enough to wear with a suit! (Not really - but close.)

Lots of full on double soles in pics - interesting how they look on a G&G. I'm feeling mixed about it. Sort of like the 'elegance on top/utility on bottom vibe' and sort of don't.

In any case - they are all stellar in terms of their near perfection of execution. I imagine all those MTO customer's who ordered them are quite pleased with them. I would be.
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