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He said stoked man. STOKED.

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po·et·ic li·cense

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i see i have succeeded.
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First deliveries of my 8-pair spring order, with modified fit as per Dean. Haven't walked around in them yet but thought I'd get some pics up... why doesn't the GF-1 pancake lens have a stabilizer??!!!!

Grant TG73 Vintage Rioja
Cambridge MH71 Cedar Suede

YES!!!
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Thanks for the replies on timing. jhcam8 - If the original December date was based on the usual 4.5 month estimate then by my reckoning you ended up with an 8 to 9 month wait for your shoes. Ouch! Hopefully that was an anomaly that is now fixed or at least reduced, and hopefully the shoes were worth the wait.

 

How much of a 5 month waiting time is due to the order being in the queue waiting to be started and how much of it is the inevitable delay inherent in the production process? I've read a few articles on bespoke shoe making and read that there are certain stages that necessarily take a defined amount of time in order to allow the leather to stretch and settle adequately on the last but I'm interested to know how long my MTO shoe (from the non-Deco range) is actually in production for.

 

How does the answer above differ for the Deco? I know that the G&G information on the Deco says "All of the Deco waists and soles are hand finished, the uppers are hand lasted and the materials are cut from the very finest leather.". How much of that is unique (looking only at the G&G world) to the Deco or, put another way, how much hand work is there on a G&G non-Deco MTO shoe?

 

- Julian


G&G takes a notoriously long time to get MTO shoes. I honestly think it is because of the high demand. When you place an order you are at the end of a long line. Deco is no different really. The only thing different between the Deco and their normal range is more selective materials, hand lasting and more finishing. Basically for the Deco the only thing different is the last, style and amount of finishing. When I was at the Leffot trunk show they were quoting people 6 month wait. To get my MTO, which was barely a MTO mind you, they took 7 months.
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po·et·ic li·cense

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1.The freedom to depart from the facts of a matter or from the conventional rules of language when speaking or writing in order to create an effect.

i see i have succeeded.

Touche Stitchy.
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G&G takes a notoriously long time to get MTO shoes. I honestly think it is because of the high demand. When you place an order you are at the end of a long line. Deco is no different really. The only thing different between the Deco and their normal range is more selective materials, hand lasting and more finishing. Basically for the Deco the only thing different is the last, style and amount of finishing. When I was at the Leffot trunk show they were quoting people 6 month wait. To get my MTO, which was barely a MTO mind you, they took 7 months.

This is no doubt true.
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G&G takes a notoriously long time to get MTO shoes. I honestly think it is because of the high demand. When you place an order you are at the end of a long line.


Thanks Patrick. Being at the end of a very long line when first placing an order was my impression as well.

 

For me it matters since I am starting cautiously and planning multiple consecutive smaller orders while I ensure that the tweaks to my fit are accurate (within the confines of the possible MTO modifications); I'm not brave enough to do what medtech_expat did and order 8 pairs in one shot. If the wait time is running well above 5 months then I don't want to lose a month or two breaking in a new pair to convince myself that I am happy with the fit before placing my second order at the end of that long line. I would discuss it with Dean first but what I would prefer to do is place my next order immediately on receipt of my first order on the basis that, if something troubling emerged with the fit on my first pair fairly soon after placing my order, we could tweak the specification for the next order while it is in the queue.

 

- Julian

 

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Rothschilds in DG70 Vintage Chestnut.
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Eagerly awaiting with johnson in hand and a box of tissues beside me...tmi?
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Eagerly awaiting with johnson in hand and a box of tissues beside me.

..tmi?

for Spoo or for the shoes?
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for Spoo or for the shoes?

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St. James II in Vintage Rioja. MH71 Last.








My first pair of G&G is coming in this week. Decided to quote a few memorable posts while I wait. Not as messy as holding my dick in meh hand. Eh, Navi?
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My first pair of G&G is coming in this week. Decided to quote a few memorable posts while I wait. Not as messy as holding my dick in meh hand. Eh, Navi?

What's coming, Namor -- er, I mean, what'd you order?
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My first pair of G&G is coming in this week. Decided to quote a few memorable posts while I wait. Not as messy as holding my dick in meh hand. Eh, Navi?
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What's coming, Namor -- er, I mean, what'd you order?

+1, rtw or mto, and how long was the wait
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Well, it is a shoe porn thread. Some people have fetishes.

like i said TMI!
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like i said TMI!

Says the man doing the dealing. You're the one putting on the show. We all covet the sleek lasts of your bespoke G&Gs. Some might call it: G-ness envy. rimshot.gif
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What's coming, Namor -- er, I mean, what'd you order?

Hayes on the TG73. Will post pics you know where. Hopefully by Friday
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+1, rtw or mto, and how long was the wait

new from ebay so instant gratification colgate.gif
Edited by NAMOR - 9/19/11 at 8:24pm
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like i said TMI!

Says the man doing the dealing. You're the one putting on the show. We all covet the sleek lasts of your bespoke G&Gs. Some might call it: G-ness envy. rimshot.gif


i better not post no more then shog[1].gif
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like i said TMI!

in a thread that has the words shoe and porn, im surprised its not mentioned more.
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i better not post no more then shog[1].gif

moar pics or YOU DIE
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Hayes on the TG73. Will post pics you know where. Hopefully by Friday

new from ebay so instant gratification colgate.gif

very nice. im still undecided on TG73 or MH71. errybody tells me go with 71 but im still on the fence confused.gif
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very nice. im still undecided on TG73 or MH71. errybody tells me go with 71 but im still on the fence confused.gif

go with the cg06. imo, it's more flattering for your frame...
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