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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Swan neck is perfect.  But IMO medallion on an otherwise plain toe would look awkward.  Why not just an variation of a semibrogue?

Thanks chogall,

Do you think the medallion on the shoe I posted looks awkward or is it just because the shoe that I'm thinking of is black? I think the shoe with the medallion that I posted looks great, but I'm struggling to imagine what it would look like in black.
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medtech continues to win the forvm.
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Thanks chogall,
Do you think the medallion on the shoe I posted looks awkward or is it just because the shoe that I'm thinking of is black? I think the shoe with the medallion that I posted looks great, but I'm struggling to imagine what it would look like in black.

 

IMO, single piece swan neck shaped vamp looks a bit goofy and the medallion made it more pronounced.  Just my $0.02.

 

Here's C&J Rosemoore, which has swan neck one piece front/vamp with toe and heel medallion.  In black.  Just visually erase the heel medallion and it is your make-up.

 

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I had this exact problem.. the Canterburys on the right

 

I thought I have something special with my boot tab pulling strength.  But I am not the only one.  :(

 

Is that calf?

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Group shot!
St. Tropez KN14 in hatch grain
Mayfair TG73 vintage oak
Arran TG73 vintage rioja
Mayfair TG73 black
St. James TG73 vintage cherry
Burnham MH71 vintage oak
The St. James and Burnham weren't part of my original order, but Nick was kind enough to offer them to me as they were made specifically for the G&G catalog shoot and were excess to stock. There's a benefit to having the same shoe size as Tony Gaziano!
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That is a great collection worth a re-quote. Wear them in good health, E!!
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Group shot!
St. Tropez KN14 in hatch grain
Mayfair TG73 vintage oak
Arran TG73 vintage rioja
Mayfair TG73 black
St. James TG73 vintage cherry
Burnham MH71 vintage oak
The St. James and Burnham weren't part of my original order, but Nick was kind enough to offer them to me as they were made specifically for the G&G catalog shoot and were excess to stock. There's a benefit to having the same shoe size as Tony Gaziano!
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Flawless victory.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I'm surprised at G&G...there's a fundamental flaw in construction that is the cause of this damage. Any strap that will bear weight or strain is never to be stitched across. It is tantamount to the perforations on a ticket stub and is begging for a rip.

I don't know why, but when I look at GG's I don't get a feeling of a really well made shoe
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

The fit appears to be good, although boldly speaking perhaps the MH71 & TG73 aren't as perfectly suited to gdots foot as some of his other shoes. Needless to say however it's still pretty good for a rtw shoe and many would be content with such a fit.

The creases are by no means excessive and no doubt more noticeable on screen rather than in real life. Although I'm sure their appearance is more exaggerated because of gdot's frequent over application of products, this is a theme on all his posted shoes.

Yup the fit is good for rtw, the creases are minimal. But the discoloration and the difference in leather texture IN the creases bothers me, not the amount of creasing cause everybody knows creasing in unavoidable
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These are mine as well. A little less wild, but I'm still excited. Anyone know anything about caring for pig skin?



go light on the wax, but expect creases like with shell
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Yup the fit is good for rtw, the creases are minimal. But the discoloration and the difference in leather texture IN the creases bothers me, not the amount of creasing cause everybody knows creasing in unavoidable

When I first wear G&G's and these lighter creases appear I use a polish by Kiwi called "Renovating" polish. This has more dye in it which fills in the colour lost in the initial creasing of the leather. It's really important to get a perfect match with the colour though because the dye will stain those areas, which is what you want. Basically, those lighter areas will not be there. I'm not sure how accessible Kiwi renovating polish is worldwide but I'm sure other shoe polish suppliers or makers will have similar.
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I don't know why, but when I look at GG's I don't get a feeling of a really well made shoe


In your experience which manufacturers' shoes do you feel to be really well made? 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

I thought I have something special with my boot tab pulling strength.  But I am not the only one.  frown.gif

Is that calf?

Nope, it's cordovan!
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medtech continues to win the forvm.

 

Can say that again! If I only own one of those pairs in my lifetime I'll be lucky!

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Can anyone please verify if Nick and GG take MTO requests with differing left and right foot sizes?

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

I don't know why, but when I look at GG's I don't get a feeling of a really well made shoe


do you have vision impairment?
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