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post #1816 of 21791
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Patina!!

hmmh, i have a different understanding of patina.

i like the vintage rioja without black blotch better, though.
post #1817 of 21791
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

hmmh, i have a different understanding of patina.
i like the vintage rioja without black blotch better, though.

no, you are correct imo. there is a small blotchiness in the toe area. but outside of that its a beautiful dark cherry color. wouldnt be my choice for a first pair but would love something in that color down the road.
post #1818 of 21791
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


these are both just trial pairs for me to judge size and last before i make my MTO order. smile.gif
i posted just as some pr0n for the viewership.


Interesting. Handled by G&G itself or BE?

post #1819 of 21791
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


hmmh, i have a different understanding of patina.
i like the vintage rioja without black blotch better, though.


I like VR without any black spots as well, but it shouldn't be that hard to conceal with a bit of polishing and wearing. 

 

And IMO, slight imperfection adds some character in an otherwise perfect pair - as long as its slight.

 

post #1820 of 21791
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


I like VR without any black spots as well, but it shouldn't be that hard to conceal with a bit of polishing and wearing. 

i have no experience with pre antiqued numbers...
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

And IMO, slight imperfection adds some character in an otherwise perfect pair - as long as its slight.

i'm all for character, no worries.
post #1821 of 21791
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no, you are correct imo. there is a small blotchiness in the toe area. but outside of that its a beautiful dark cherry color. wouldnt be my choice for a first pair but would love something in that color down the road.

what do you have in mind then?
post #1822 of 21791
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Interesting. Handled by G&G itself or BE?

BE, nick is the man.
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i'm all for character, no worries.

+1, and not just with shoes smile.gif
post #1823 of 21791
Stitchy,

So, to be clear these are seconds/rejects just for trying on? Please tell me yes - as the stitching around the lacing on the Westministers is not right. Although I'm digging the vintage chestnut color!

How do they fit? I'm very happy with my two pairs on the TG73 last. It fits true to size for me.

Greg
post #1824 of 21791
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

what do you have in mind then?

sorry fritz, didnt mean to leave you hanging. im planning to go with vintage oak.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Stitchy,
So, to be clear these are seconds/rejects just for trying on? Please tell me yes - as the stitching around the lacing on the Westministers is not right. Although I'm digging the vintage chestnut color!
How do they fit? I'm very happy with my two pairs on the TG73 last. It fits true to size for me.
Greg

i dont think they are seconds. i havent tried them on yet. tomorrow is the big day. maybe its the pic that is making the stitching look off? confused.gif

the color is really great, but again not something for a rookie, its very light and almost orangeish. well, more like a chestnut really. maybe down the line.
post #1825 of 21791
Vintage Oak, good choice, versatile.

About the stitching - this is what I'm referring to:

700

They MUST be seconds. As this shows up in all the photos.

Anyway - I guess since you aren't keeping them it doesn't much matter.
post #1826 of 21791
wow, good eye and good point. i didnt really look at them much. just took em out for the photo op.

and yes, versatility was one of the reasons i chose that color smile.gif
post #1827 of 21791
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About the stitching - this is what I'm referring to:
700

They MUST be seconds. As this shows up in all the photos.

^ I'm not sure what the objection is...that stitching is a deliberate choice and one that is made by factories and some bespoke makers all over the world--it anchors the tongue to prevent it from sliding to one side or the other.
post #1828 of 21791
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

^ I'm not sure what the objection is...that stitching is a deliberate choice and one that is made by factories and some bespoke makers all over the world--it anchors the tongue to prevent it from sliding to one side or the other.

i swear, the things you learn when an expert chimes in.
post #1829 of 21791
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Vintage Oak, good choice, versatile.
About the stitching - this is what I'm referring to:
700

They MUST be seconds. As this shows up in all the photos.
Anyway - I guess since you aren't keeping them it doesn't much matter.

All my G&Gs have that stitching to keep the tongue in place. And mine are not seconds.
post #1830 of 21791
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

and westminster in vintage chestnut drool.gif
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The Westminster pair need work on the toecap as the antiquing is a FAIL and the toecap medallion piece is slightly askew on my monitor.
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