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Little bit too much for me. Maybe should have gotten the shaft in something more subtle?

 

The color on it is amazing though

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Goodness


Oh Lord, just when I thought G&G could do no wrong - well each to their own - if you were going fancy I'd have perhaps rather considered these - I do like them in a rather strange way, they are growing on me.

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^ like these exotics.
How does stingray hold up against creasing?
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I just noticed, they managed to line up the scales between the 'lake' and the rest of the vamp perfectly!

It's G&G, yea, but that's some craftsmanship!
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Wow what must a thorpe in gator cost....5-10k?
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Goodness


Wow is all I can say!
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Originally Posted by ino68 View Post

I just noticed, they managed to line up the scales between the 'lake' and the rest of the vamp perfectly!

It's G&G, yea, but that's some craftsmanship!

Well it surely shows how well they can work with exotics is difficult ways. Definitely not a style for everyone but I love he shading here and that level of detail in lining up the scales.
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Well it surely shows how well they can work with exotics is difficult ways. Definitely not a style for everyone but I love he shading here and that level of detail in lining up the scales.

First, say, rather, that any other level of detail / craftsmanship is make-shift, expediency on display, and sloppy.

Second, if you simply cut the apron adjacent to the leather that will be used for the sides of the vamp, what seems like a difficult alignment will more or less take care of itself. Of course...and this goes back to the first point...you might jeopardize a more efficient layout (in terms of cutting for maximum yield) if you do that.

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Edited by DWFII - 6/27/15 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by nmoore82 View Post

^ like these exotics.
How does stingray hold up against creasing?

I haven't had any stingray in shop for years but when it first came on the market it looked like nothing so much as a loose mesh of organic fibers (almost like a three-dimensional hair net) upon which hard ivory beads were affixed. Hard to describe but sufficient to say not like other leathers at all.

I always felt it should be backed to be usable. And, because of those beads, it was very hard to sew a clean straight seam on it.

As a consequence, I don't use it. But I think it is an attractive and interesting artifact. Maybe just not for shoes...or at least not in my shop.

I am assuming that these shoes are backed, so creasing shouldn't be a problem at least not with regard to holding together. Whether that loose mesh of fibers will bear up under the inevitable accumulation of dirt and grit and not crack out as a result, is another question. But it seems problematic to postulate a shoe where the backing is cheerfully intact but the stingray cracked out. And I don't think that kind of scenario is out of the question...just my opinion, however.

[Sometimes...in rawhide form...it is known as shagreen (although not all shagreen is stingray)..]

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Edited by DWFII - 6/27/15 at 7:50am
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Recommendation for the best G&G shoe(s) to be worn with a tux for a classic black tie look? Also, any place in/around NYC to try on the aforementioned shoe(s)? Thanks.
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Gable or Sinatra
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I agree with the GABLE but look on BESPOKE ENGLAND there is a patent leather black calf called the FORSYTHE, take a look see what you think
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I agree with the GABLE but look on BESPOKE ENGLAND there is a patent leather black calf called the FORSYTHE, take a look see what you think

Checked out FORSYTHE. Unfortunately, Forsythe will likely not get any wear outside of this occasion. OTOH, Gable is more versatile.

Any places where I can try on the Gable in/around NYC?
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Look at LEFFOT in NYC they have the GABLE in suede but at least you can try it on for the fit and then order it from G&G if it works for you biggrin.gif
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Little bit too much for me. Maybe should have gotten the shaft in something more subtle?

The color on it is amazing though

Anyone buying these will certainly get the shaft.
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