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The pearl St James should be here any day I believe. Can't wait to get them.
Amen to that, you also went in this order also?
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The pearl St James should be here any day I believe. Can't wait to get them.

Oh is it that soon? I didn't get an email about them coming in yet.
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Oh is it that soon? I didn't get an email about them coming in yet.

Haven't gotten an email yet but timing wise it should be any day.
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Bringin the A-game today - Holdens in vintage chestnut
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Gents

What's this 'ghosting' brogue?

Notice it around all the edges.

By the way, the scuff marks & black ink stain are courtesy of G&G from the Saville row boutique.

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post #19056 of 22588
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Gents

What's this 'ghosting' brogue?

Notice it around all the edges.




 

The marks are created by the feed dogs of the sewing machine.

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Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post

The marks are created by the feed dogs of the sewing machine.

Close but not quite.

It is the presserfoot that creates those impressions. The feed dogs (or...I suspect...feed wheel in this case) would never be allowed to touch the grain surface of the upper.

But that said, even though it is minor, cosmetic and will disappear with time, I don't think it is universal or even acceptable. Those marks may be the result of the presserfoot tension being set too heavy.

But in any case they could have been boned or ironed out.
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Hmmm
This is what the G&G sales associate said:

'It a stitch marker that is used on bespoke shoes and we like to use it on our bench made to show that we put all aspects of our bespoke into out bench made shoes'



What's that mean?
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Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

Hmmm
This is what the G&G sales associate said:

'It a stitch marker that is used on bespoke shoes and we like to use it on our bench made to show that we put all aspects of our bespoke into out bench made shoes'

What's that mean?

It's bogus blather...intended to soothe the customer. Don't get me wrong G&G are admirable shoes and the workmanship is, generally speaking, beyond reproach.

But...as so many have pointed out to me....accurate explanations are often long and complicated and, from a corporate POV, it is asking too much of the customer to sit still, much less understand. If the customer was capable of understanding, he wouldn't need to ask. (don't shoot the messenger)
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PS There's a fellow here...I think his name is Daniel Wegan...who, IIRC, works for (or worked for) G&G. Ask him...or maybe he'll jump in here..

"Stitch marker" makes no sense to anyone who knows anything about sewing machines or making shoes.
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I have noticed my last x3 GG shoes (all Arran boots) all have these track marks running parallel to most seams. I figured it was due to the sewing wheel while the upper was stitched. It is not something I have seen before on my GG shoes, and figured it was just a slight drop in production quality. No other new issues otherwise for me...
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. I figured it was due to the sewing wheel while the upper was stitched.

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I thought it was a common phenomenon.

But after looking at other brands, it appears it's unique to G&G.

I wasn't looking for faults.

I noticed them while putting in me shoe.
And really noticed while buffing my shoes.

At this point, I'm fairly turned off by G&G.
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At this point, I'm fairly turned off by G&G.

If that's the only reason, you shouldn't be. It's entirely cosmetic and depending on the leather (and how expeditiously the shoes are moved through the factory) it can happen at any time, any where.
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No track marks, but they left what looks like surgery scars all over my pair today.
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