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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post

The tricky part is that, from what I understand, much of the burnishing/dyeing happens after the shoe has been finished (basically the color is one of the last steps), which makes the finishing of EG and G&G great when they come out as intended.

Good to know - if i understand you correctly the major colour variation is a quality control issue - not just different batches of leather is different
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Personally, I think that the least you would reasonably be able to expect when ordering shoes from such a high end maker as G&G and at such a high price point is that you get the color you wanted. I really have a hard time understanding this apologetic take on these things (which sometimes also takes place in the EG thread to be fair). It's very Stockholm syndrome. I mean, it's G&G and £1000 shoes we're talking about here.

Just my 2 cents of course. But if I were in your shoes (!), I would be pretty pissed.

I totally agree with hoodog in this aspect 100% but to each there own.
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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post


The tricky part is that, from what I understand, much of the burnishing/dyeing happens after the shoe has been finished (basically the color is one of the last steps), which makes the finishing of EG and G&G great when they come out as intended.

 

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Originally Posted by NewStart View Post


Good to know - if i understand you correctly the major colour variation is a quality control issue - not just different batches of leather is different

 

G&G, and I believe also EG, use pre-finished crust leather (in most cases at least), which means that the hides have a base color (which can vary), only the final finish is done in the factory after the shoe is made (not like when you use clean crust leather, the blue-grey hides, which is all finished after the shoe has been built, or sometimes painted to a base color before making and then finished when built).

 

Here's a pic I took when I visited the factory, double monks for RLPL that I think will be in vintage oak when finished:

 

 

 

Here's another one from The Shoe Snob Blog, with one model in the front and others in the back, where you can see some different shades:

 


Edited by j ingevaldsson - 8/25/15 at 2:58pm
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Very informative info thx you for sharing.
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I agree with dddress. I appreciate that the color is out of Skoak's hands and the boot will still be fine. I wanted it lighter but I can live with it. Personally, I am disappointed by the lack of speed hooks. Did they just forget them? But, more importantly, I would still like to see more G&G preorders rather than less. I believe the MH 71 in F width is my best shoe and I need preorders or GMTOs to make it happen without an upcharge.
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.... I believe the MH 71 in F width is my best shoe and I need preorders or GMTOs to make it happen without an upcharge.

You and me both.

It's a shame that this boot GMTO did was not executed perfectly or as expected, but let's not make it the last one. I'm sure Skoak will do here what they do best, provide great service...
post #16807 of 21772
The color on the thorpes look great. Its more a matter of still having a hole in the rotation. There is 0 skoak can do about it and I appreciate the pickle they are in. This is my first GG make up and I think the factory should have advised skoak the color on this batch has a fair amount of variance from previous batches. I think Ryden....gulp....had the right idea. #firstworldproblems. A big thanks to Skoak for their transperancy and c/s.

Edit:I cetainly would not want skoak to discontinue the preorder option.
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The color on the thorpes look great. Its more a matter of still having a hole in the rotation. There is 0 skoak can do about it and I appreciate the pickle they are in. This is my first GG make up and I think the factory should have advised skoak the color on this batch has a fair amount of variance from previous batches. I think Ryden....gulp....had the right idea. #firstworldproblems. A big thanks to Skoak for their transperancy and c/s.

Edit:I cetainly would not want skoak to discontinue the preorder option.

Well said

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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

I totally agree with hoodog in this aspect 100% but to each there own.


+1, but this response is not new in SF.

It's a first world shoes and will have first world problems. Like missing some hooks.

However, sensing some passive hints of negotiations here, seeing dddrees's repsonse. Hope everything works out.
post #16810 of 21772
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.... There is 0 skoak can do about it and I appreciate the pickle they are in ....

I know the leather color is probably an unchangeable matter, but I wonder if the speed hook error can be fixed. I'm not an expect in shoe making, but maybe the metal hooks and brass holes can still be added after the fact? However, i'll leave that to Skoak to address with each participating person...
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And tolerances vary as well. The speed hooks for me are not a deal breaker....the color I wish was more like EG almond CC.
post #16812 of 21772
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I know the leather color is probably an unchangeable matter, but I wonder if the speed hook error can be fixed. I'm not an expect in shoe making, but maybe the metal hooks and brass holes can still be added after the fact? However, i'll leave that to Skoak to address with each participating person...

In terms of the color there is nothing that can be done now except to make a new batch or for each owner to work on getting the shoe shade lighter with plenty of work. (That is up to you guys, but this shoe does look great)

But I wasn't in the order here and my comment is more to the speed hooks. Speed hooks can be added to a pair of shoes that does not have them. I had speed hooks added to my GG Canterbury even though the pair was already finished. It was sent back to the factory and GG took care of it. So it can be done but in sure that would have to be death with on an individual basis and it probably would take quite a bit of time to get them die to shipping and fitting that work into the production schedule.
post #16813 of 21772
Ugh maybe I should just send the pair directly to dandy shoe care. May not be able to make lighter but maybe more unique? I've seen them work miracles before...
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Ugh maybe I should just send the pair directly to dandy shoe care. May not be able to make lighter but maybe more unique? I've seen them work miracles before...

Let them see pictures first bit yea you could if that is what you would want. He mentioned to me before that it is easier to do the work to a new shoe anyway so he starts without any extra wear on it.
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If anyone is interested in a mole suede Arran chukka GMTO, be sure to take a look at my GMTO thread. Hopefully this will reduce my GMTO clutter here...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/506788/gmto-gaziano-girling-mole-suede-arran-chukka/0_20
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