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post #856 of 13105
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Fritzl

In the respect that the old stuff is very dry and not too pliable, the new stuff looks similar to RL but will not dry out so easily. Plus Tony said its a better leather in his opinion

ah, ok.

what's RL?
post #857 of 13105
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Does anyone else find the G&G sharp round, sharp square, deco and (most) bespoke lasts to be comically elongated?

yes
post #858 of 13105
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Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post

Fritzl

In the respect that the old stuff is very dry and not too pliable, the new stuff looks similar to RL but will not dry out so easily. Plus Tony said its a better leather in his opinion

ah, ok.

what's RL?

Russian Leather IE the Russian Reindeer
post #859 of 13105
Kolecho

An Andy Warhol loafer in chestnut Gator

Likely a Norwegian ala Dover in Maple/Brandy calf.
post #860 of 13105
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Does anyone else find the G&G sharp round, sharp square, deco and (most) bespoke lasts to be comically elongated?

Nyet.
post #861 of 13105
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Originally Posted by cdmoore1855 View Post

Kolecho

An Andy Warhol loafer in chestnut Gator

Likely a Norwegian ala Dover in Maple/Brandy calf.

i fairly hope you'll take a better archetype.
post #862 of 13105
Can I get some opinions on which, if any, G&G is 'iconic'? - if such a thing is possible for a co only a few yrs in operation.

And for G&G owners - after a few months of possession, which G&G do you think of as a 'go to' kinda 'can't live without' shoe?

thx!
post #863 of 13105
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Can I get some opinions on which, if any, G&G is 'iconic'? - if such a thing is possible for a co only a few yrs in operation.

And for G&G owners - after a few months of possession, which G&G do you think of as a 'go to' kinda 'can't live without' shoe?

thx!

I think that moreso than a particular shoe, I think their lasts are iconic - specifically the 71 and 73.

For a go to shoe? I can't live without my Westminsters.
post #864 of 13105
Westminster - and the Woburn (derby) is similar. I can see that, but square's not me, more a 70 smart round guy.


the Rosthchild looks close to perfect IMO in vintage rioja or rosewood 500
post #865 of 13105
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Can I get some opinions on which, if any, G&G is 'iconic'? - if such a thing is possible for a co only a few yrs in operation.

And for G&G owners - after a few months of possession, which G&G do you think of as a 'go to' kinda 'can't live without' shoe?

thx!

for me there are perhaps 12 shoes i like whihc are G&G, but what does it for me is G&G are perhaps the only English maker willing to push the craft forward

moreover, when you see shoes like these IRL you cant just help but go wow

NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf5-1-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf9-1-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf10-1-1.jpg

i am sure there are other makers shoes which will have the same effect, but Delos dont travel frown.gif

also dont forget Tony worked for Cleverleys for 6-7 years and then how ever long he ran the EG bespoke operation and Dean worked for John Lobb, yes as a company they have only been together since 2006, but it does not take their recent history as all they have done
post #866 of 13105
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but what does it for me is G&G are perhaps the only English maker willing to push the craft forward

care to explain?
post #867 of 13105
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for me there are perhaps 12 shoes i like whihc are G&G, but what does it for me is G&G are perhaps the only English maker willing to push the craft forward

moreover, when you see shoes like these IRL you cant just help but go wow

i am sure there are other makers shoes which will have the same effect, but Delos dont travel frown.gif

As much as I like G&G, I suspect that's a bit overstated.

Stylistically, perhaps. And there's not many makers that finish their shoes to the high degree that G&G do; not many that can pull it all together with such finesse and grace. Impeccable craftsmanship.

That said, GY welting always pushes the "craft" / Trade / shoe backward.
post #868 of 13105
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Would you say the same if Stitchy only wore dress shoes once a week? Or once a month?

Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Is that true, Stitch? eh.gif
post #869 of 13105
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post

G&G Trunk Show 26th August @ The Armoury Hong Kong

this is the pixlated picture of the shoe that Tony sent me before
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf3-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf5-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf6-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf9-1.jpg
NewSampleSeamlessWCRussianCalf11-1.jpg


Thats a great looking shoe, funny enough, I have been talking to the guys at Saint Crispin's for a wholecut in the new russian calf, but wasnt sure if it'll look good on a wholecut smile.gif According to Mr Car, their russian calf is made from cow leather but treated with a high fat portion which makes it soft and nearly water resistant.
post #870 of 13105
The stuff from cow leather is not Russia Leather, its a new look a like. The original was tanned in Russia from Reindeer hides
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