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St James 2 Pearl Grey, these bad boys are unreal in real life icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif worth every penny !!! gmto skoak thank you for your wonderful service.
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congrats @TtownMD . these look amazing :worship:

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Maiden Voyage today


Ah yes, that's what I'm talking about.

 

What took you so long?

 

 

Did you just get yours recently?


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St James 2 Pearl Grey, these bad boys are unreal in real life icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif worth every penny !!! gmto skoak thank you for your wonderful service.

Boom, man you have to take it under proper lighting. They looks darker in the pics.
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^ I like them even more in low natural light. Sinister.

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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post

Maiden Voyage today


Ah yes, that's what I'm talking about.

 

What took you so long?

 

 

Did you just get yours recently?


You know, snow, and not wanting to scratch those gorgeous soles. But, c'est la vie. Gotta wear em!
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Hello all,

 

I'm thinking about purchasing my first G&G and joining the big boy shoe club. I have a few pairs of Vass, Carmina, & C&J, so this would represent a significant price jump for me. The model I have in mind is the St James II (not sure yet of vintage cherry or rioja).

 

Are G&G's significantly better in quality than Vass? Frankly, when I wear my Carminas now, they definitely feel of lower quality compared to my Vass. Will I experience the same toward Vass by getting a G&G? I'm just trying to determine the value of this big jump in price. Thanks.

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Hello all,

I'm thinking about purchasing my first G&G and joining the big boy shoe club. I have a few pairs of Vass, Carmina, & C&J, so this would represent a significant price jump for me. The model I have in mind is the St James II (not sure yet of vintage cherry or rioja).

Are G&G's significantly better in quality than Vass? Frankly, when I wear my Carminas now, they definitely feel of lower quality compared to my Vass. Will I experience the same toward Vass by getting a G&G? I'm just trying to determine the value of this big jump in price. Thanks.

Big conundrum I think once you factor value to quality, finishing ratio. Leather and wood interiors but you pay for them... Of course GG is going to be superior in some ways but at double the cost it should. In my experience the biggest challenge is fit. You really have to be willing to dive in and lay the game. Based on where you are I would suggest a trip to a retailer to try them on, it will pay off in the long term, get a feel for them, etc. it's like getting a girlfriend if you ask me; gotta spend some time with them to see the value, sounds horrible I know, but it applies more times than it does not.
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Ktown, G&G are worth it. I enjoy my Vass and other Hungarian shoes. Yet they have a different feel to them. I have found the Vass JR soles to be more durable than G&G's. I prefer the quality of leather G&G uses. Make sure you do not have a high in step or else G&G oxfords like the St James will be uncomfortable. Unless you order them MTO and ask if they can use a fitter on the last instep zone in order to give them more room on the instep.

Too bad G&G no longer visit the city of Angeles anymore crazy.gif

Its important to be fitted, or at the very least try a few lasts in defferent sizes and widths to see what works

You might want to visit the Ralph Lauren store in Beverly Hills as they are a client of G&G and might have some stock on hand under their purple label. But gamble and wait until the RL sales in May where you might get 40-50% off the shoe. They ve some decent EG shoes too
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Big conundrum I think once you factor value to quality, finishing ratio. Leather and wood interiors but you pay for them... Of course GG is going to be superior in some ways but at double the cost it should. In my experience the biggest challenge is fit. You really have to be willing to dive in and lay the game. Based on where you are I would suggest a trip to a retailer to try them on, it will pay off in the long term, get a feel for them, etc. it's like getting a girlfriend if you ask me; gotta spend some time with them to see the value, sounds horrible I know, but it applies more times than it does not.

 

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Ktown, G&G are worth it. I enjoy my Vass and other Hungarian shoes. Yet they have a different feel to them. I have found the Vass JR soles to be more durable than G&G's. I prefer the quality of leather G&G uses. Make sure you do not have a high in step or else G&G oxfords like the St James will be uncomfortable. Unless you order them MTO and ask if they can use a fitter on the last instep zone in order to give them more room on the instep.

Too bad G&G no longer visit the city of Angeles anymore crazy.gif

Its important to be fitted, or at the very least try a few lasts in defferent sizes and widths to see what works

You might want to visit the Ralph Lauren store in Beverly Hills as they are a client of G&G and might have some stock on hand under their purple label. But gamble and wait until the RL sales in May where you might get 40-50% off the shoe. They ve some decent EG shoes too

 

Thanks for the input. I have a normal instep and thus Vass U last doesn't fit me that well - normal size results in decent toe fit, but roomy instep/heel slip, whereas sizing down results in correct heel/instep but tight toes. I didn't know RL carries GG so I will check them out some time. I remember just last year when I was contemplating picking up some GG and I could get SJ2 for under $1k yet now they are over $1k, and I've read about imminent price increases yet again...


Edited by ktown - 2/13/16 at 10:06pm
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You know, snow, and not wanting to scratch those gorgeous soles. But, c'est la vie. Gotta wear em!

Ah, makes sense. I was lucky we've had a mild winter and I was able to get in a few wears when it wasn't snowing.

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Thanks for the input. I have a normal instep and thus Vass U and F lasts don't fit me that well - normal size results in decent toe fit, but roomy instep/heel slip, whereas sizing down results in correct heel/instep but tight toes. I didn't know RL carries GG so I will check them out some time. I remember just last year when I was contemplating picking up some GG and I could get SJ2 for under $1k yet now they are over $1k, and I've read about imminent price increases yet again...

The sales reps at RL will most likely not be able to tell you which are G&G, it's not like it's official. Purple
Lable also has shoes from other makers like C&J and even EG if I recall correctly. If you've handled a few G&G you'll be able to tell but the sales reps will probably just say they are all made by RL. smile.gif
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St James 2 Pearl Grey, these bad boys are unreal in real life icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif worth every penny !!! gmto skoak thank you for your wonderful service.

 

 

Stunning my friend, stunning, I used to think Vintage Cherry is the best for St James - but this is unreal 

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Stunning my friend, stunning, I used to think Vintage Cherry is the best for St James - but this is unreal 
Thank you sir you are far too kind 👍
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

Hello all,

 

I'm thinking about purchasing my first G&G and joining the big boy shoe club. I have a few pairs of Vass, Carmina, & C&J, so this would represent a significant price jump for me. The model I have in mind is the St James II (not sure yet of vintage cherry or rioja).

 

Are G&G's significantly better in quality than Vass? Frankly, when I wear my Carminas now, they definitely feel of lower quality compared to my Vass. Will I experience the same toward Vass by getting a G&G? I'm just trying to determine the value of this big jump in price. Thanks.


I find my Vass leathers quite stiff compared to G&G, and the inner leathers too are quite inferior to G&G. G&G will definitely feel better than Vass, but are they worth more than double than a C&J Handgrade is very questionable...

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