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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Those house? slippers are quite nice, where do you guys wear them?
For those with the G&G Deco range shoes, can I see some real-life pictures of them being worn? The last is so aggressively elongated that I'm afraid it'll look funny and be completely ridiculous looking in 5 years.

The look more aggressive in the pictures than they really are.But it's not exactly a Budapester. smile.gif If you're worried they'll look "untrendy" in 5 years, look on the bright side, they'll look cool again in 15. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by JonathanCWalker View Post

At home! 

Ah yes, don't wear them outdoor please. First of all it looks, well..let's just say wear them indoors. happy.gif Of course, if you own a mansion, walk around in a robe drinking Whiskey all day and make a living off nude girls, then it's totally fine. And if you answer to the title Maharadja. Also, from a practical point of view, they won't last very long if you'd use them outdoors. Construction.
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

 

Use it....

 

my peasant ass did not study in a boarding school.  and opera pumps/velvet slippers w/ tux?  pffffft.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

my peasant ass did not study in a boarding school.  and opera pumps/velvet slippers w/ tux?  pffffft.

You never wore black velvet slippers with a tux? or pumps to an opera? You never went to a boarding school?

 

Man, I'm all tears here.

 

Don't worry chogall, with good counseling and lots of time, you could get over it.

 

Or you could blame your parents!


Edited by LeJouvre - 5/16/12 at 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by Georges5 View Post

My dear pair of Cambridge...just a dream i had for my 40 years anniversary!!
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Are these vintage cherry?
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USPS dropped off a lovely package courtesy of Nick:

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Very nice!
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Had an email from Nick at Bespoke England and he said G&G slippers soon, Can't wait to see these
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Originally Posted by JonathanCWalker View Post

Had an email from Nick at Bespoke England and he said G&G slippers soon, Can't wait to see these

we're talking about slippers, amirite?
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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post

A "House Slipper" actually also got its name from the "House" to which you belonged at your private school. Like all those Harry Potter stories our kids all read. These English Private School kids were all allocated a "house" to belong to when they first enrolled. The crest of that house was embroidered on a pair of "house slippers". Typically your "house slipper" was the popular "Albert" slipper which everyone loves to use today.

The reason it was not a "soft" is because you would be allowed to slip out of your more formal "dress shoes" and into "something more comfortable" after school classes and lectures were over.

The "house slippers" were then a comfortable shoe/slipper used to walk between your dormitory and your dining room, or your club rooms, library or to any event which the school would be holding, like a school play or dance. You wore your "house slippers" also to events where the school "houses" competed. This slipper was obligatory dress code in private schools, and you would be whacked on the side of the head with a cricket bat if school "prefects" caught you wearing anything not "uniform".

So now the "house slipper" is still known by that name and is generally associated with a hard soled velvet lined Albert with a crest to display your "house" and which is used for small and short trips between your home and the local grocery store on a Sunday, or, to the local Opera, which makes a lot more sense than tight ill fitting patent leather blister busters everyone wears to the Opera. Only the "servants" and the "working class" would need to wear those!!!

A lovely story but one that many people will believe I am afraid, I do not know if you made it up or copied it from elsewhere but this is how internet myths start. A little correct information and a lot of hokum
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

USPS dropped off a lovely package courtesy of Nick:
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MAZAL TOV!!!! looks great icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post


A lovely story but one that many people will believe I am afraid, I do not know if you made it up or copied it from elsewhere but this is how internet myths start. A little correct information and a lot of hokum

 

No, I neither copied it nor did I make it up.

 

Which part did you find to be "a lot of hokum"

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x post for first wear. im a very happy camper. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

maiden voyage
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Originally Posted by JonathanCWalker View Post

Had an email from Nick at Bespoke England and he said G&G slippers soon, Can't wait to see these

 

church's style slippers?

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By the by, I've read that both G&G fly to Italy to hand-pick calf hides. At least the RTW pairs have a unique vegetable smell I haven't come across with other makers. Does anyone know which tanneries they favour?
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I have also noticed the smell. Maybe Tony wipes his ass on all of the hides before lasting? At least I hope before lasting.
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