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Especially if you like these:
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or these:


Holy Fawk!!! These are the nicest shiniest stingrays so far. This is grail and I would sell my mother in law for these. Any takers?
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Cooper in polished Grey Stingray
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orly, i always liked luk-cha's.

The good things about English Pigskin IMO: It has a very aesthetically appealing texture and sheen. The natural grain adds an understated elegance & interest to most shoe models in the G&G range. It produces a strong, robust shoe.

The not so good things about English Pigskin IMO: It is a firm leather, with a cardboard like feel. Which I intensely disliked & it did not seem to lessen with wear. Initially it 'creased' similarly to Shell Cordovan, but unlike Cordovan which is dense with low porosity, Pigskin is very porous & this created challenges when applying products or wearing in wet weather. Whilst the leather did not degrade in any way (it's very tough) it did appear to lose it's natural lustre - the shoes just didn't appear to be ageing very well, so hence we parted company.

There were no flaws in my shoes and they were well looked after, it's just the characteristic way English Pigskin feels and ages. It's great on Smythson diaries and other leather goods but I don't like it on shoes.
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Holy Fawk!!! This is grail and I would sell my mother in law for these. Any takers?

Deets/Photos or GTFO.
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Cooper in polished Grey Stingray
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It breaks my heart that I can't get these exact shoes in my size... frown.gif
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

It breaks my heart that I can't get these exact shoes in my size... frown.gif

All it takes is time and money.......they can be had.........
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All it takes is time and money.......they can be had.........

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All it takes is time and money.......they can be had.........

Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.
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Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.

Cut off your toes.
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Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.

The ancient art of foot binding seems appropriate.

It's pretty simple. Have someone hammer your foot until the bones in the toes break, bend your toes under and bind tightly. I think the agonizing pain part only lasts a few years. Although you would be faced with a lifetime of 'mincing' around with delicate little steps - decidedly not manly.

Seems a small price to pay - but perhaps you'll think otherwise......biggrin.gif
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The ancient art of foot binding seems appropriate.
It's pretty simple. Have someone hammer your foot until the bones in the toes break, bend your toes under and bind tightly. I think the agonizing pain part only lasts a few years. Although you would be faced with a lifetime of 'mincing' around with delicate little steps - decidedly not manly.
Seems a small price to pay - but perhaps you'll think otherwise......biggrin.gif

I'm fascinated by your ideas. Do you have any literature I might read or a magazine I could subscribe to?
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

All it takes is time and money.......they can be had.........

Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.

Even bespoke?
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Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.

I ran into this same problem and came up with an attempted solution...will be able to report soon on success level of said solution.
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I ran into this same problem and came up with an attempted solution...will be able to report soon on success level of said solution.

YES!
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Tragically, no. G&G won't make stingrays in any size over 9. I'm an 11... Stupid feet.

you can always ask mr. petkov or mr. maftei in vienna. great guys and very helpful. among the best in the world, imo.

give it a try.
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