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post #9226 of 13108
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Well, you know what they say..."Americans know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

Just sayin'

ha oh well, slapped by the old man, I am not American, I am from the thrifty part of the world (or cheap)...
post #9227 of 13108
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

After some cleaning and polishing:
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Thanks again to a neighbor up north! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Glad to help! I'm happy to see that the toe came out so nice. I can't even tell!

 

This was my first time seeing G&G shoes in person. Between seeing them in person and seeing the pics posted in this thread, I am definitely going to buy myself a pair... in around 10 years. colgate.gif

post #9228 of 13108
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

ha oh well, slapped by the old man, I am not American, I am from the thrifty part of the world (or cheap)...

No slap...I am an American. But, on the other hand, if you're not, what does that say?

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post #9229 of 13108
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I think there is something to say about the options for the educated consumer as well.
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It is far easier for iGents like us to acquire GGs from England, saving a little bit in return, and getting the model we definitely wanted. At around 1k (ex. from Bespoke England) that is a fair price for the exact model i would wanted. At around 1.2K, i think GG MTO prices are quite fair, especially considering how much they allow you to customize.
Having said that, i would not be persuaded to buy GGs at Barneys for 1.2K retail, in a model i didn't love and a size that was not my exact one. Honestly, as an informed Barneys customer, it would be hard to swallow buying GGs (or JL for that matter) at any other time than their yearly markdown sale.
Like i mentioned before, i don't mind paying full price for a pair of GGs, without compromise in style and fit. Not necessarily a matter of value in the brand, but in the circumstance...

oh i definitely agree. if im paying full price for the model i want, im going with nick. no question about it. even if the same thing was available at barneys for a little less id still go with nick. outside of these 60% off deals id feel like i was cheating buying from anyone else.

also, while i cant quite put my finger on it. ime, the MTOs are of a better quality, and have a nicer finish, than the RTW from barneys.
post #9230 of 13108
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

oh i definitely agree. if im paying full price for the model i want, im going with nick. no question about it. even if the same thing was available at barneys for a little less id still go with nick. outside of these 60% off deals id feel like i was cheating buying from anyone else.

also, while i cant quite put my finger on it. ime, the MTOs are of a better quality, and have a nicer finish, than the RTW from barneys.

I tried on a few pairs a couple weeks ago at Barneys in SF and their shoes had so many flaws that it made me really appreciate the manufacture being the only one touching my shoes.
post #9231 of 13108

Picked up some Barclays in mole suede from the sale at Leffot.

 

 

Need to get that pant leg (re)-hemmed...

post #9232 of 13108
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Picked up some Barclays in mole suede from the sale at Leffot.




Need to get that pant leg (re)-hemmed...

Nice, by the way is Barclay basically the same thing as Chelsea except the toe (not sure how you call, V-captoe)?
post #9233 of 13108
nice shoes, frills.
post #9234 of 13108
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Nice, by the way is Barclay basically the same thing as Chelsea except the toe (not sure how you call, V-captoe)?

 

You know, they certainly do look alike.  I'll need to compare them side by side to make sure.

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

nice shoes, frills.

 

Thanks, Stitchy.  I quite like it, very comfortable.  And that nano suede protector really works, hahaha:

 

post #9235 of 13108
where to kop nano protector?
post #9236 of 13108
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

You know, they certainly do look alike.  I'll need to compare them side by side to make sure.


Thanks, Stitchy.  I quite like it, very comfortable.  And that nano suede protector really works, hahaha:



looks pretty amazing, does it work for calf as well, or just suede?

edit: though I guess for calf I would need to worry about future polish since there is a protection layer on it already...
post #9237 of 13108
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

where to kop nano protector?

 

Got mine from Leffot, but I suppose it's available in many other places.  Google Tarrago nano suede protector - probably available via amazon haha.

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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

looks pretty amazing, does it work for calf as well, or just suede?

edit: though I guess for calf I would need to worry about future polish since there is a protection layer on it already...

 

Supposedly works for leather and other textiles too.  Haven't tried it.  Want to spray it on my head and face and walk out into the thunderstorm.  Probably not the healthiest thing to do.

 

There's a video from Leffot that demo's it too, but of course it's a "marketing" video.  Hot coffee!  But when I tried it myself, I was pretty amazed.  Hahaha!

 

post #9238 of 13108
thanks, mang. ill look into it.
post #9239 of 13108
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Got mine from Leffot, but I suppose it's available in many other places.  Google Tarrago nano suede protector - probably available via amazon haha.

Supposedly works for leather and other textiles too.  Haven't tried it.  Want to spray it on my head and face and walk out into the thunderstorm.  Probably not the healthiest thing to do.

There's a video from Leffot that demo's it too, but of course it's a "marketing" video.  Hot coffee!  But when I tried it myself, I was pretty amazed.  Hahaha!



haha hot coffee as well, might as well apply to the sole in that case though I wonder if it will become slippery...
post #9240 of 13108

I got the nano protector for my St. Tropez Mole Suede's I got from Barney's at Leffot as well. I was actually pretty skeptical about the video but Steve said it was legit.  Clee gladly drank the kool-aid - glad it's legit. Having seen both videos still won't try it myself.
 

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