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Wait, will there be speed hooks? Or is it blind eyelets all the way?

I proposed all blind eyelets, but I'm good either way.

@Leaves I think we might have our 6
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I am interested in the green hatch grain GMTO, but need an E width. Is that not happening?
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I am interested in the green hatch grain GMTO, but need an E width. Is that not happening?

Must be F, this is an F only GMTO 


Edited by Faster - 2/16/16 at 7:43pm
post #19339 of 21774
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The price for a GMTO Thorpe is about €1430 including VAT or $1395 USD for US clients (including taxes, shipping etc).
All widths need to be consecutive in a GMTO. No exceptions.

Does this racing green color hatch grain look dark as in the photo in real life? I saw some photos of other racing green calf shoes and its looks lighter in color.  If it is dark enough (closer to black), I am also interested.

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Does this racing green color hatch grain look dark as in the photo in real life? I saw some photos of other racing green calf shoes and its looks lighter in color.  If it is dark enough (closer to black), I am also interested.
put some black wax on it or even dye it, you will be fine
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Vintage cherry St.James this morning.

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Vintage cherry St.James this morning.


Oh man, you make me seriously consider withdrawing my pair from market place. Where else can we find such beauty!
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Vintage cherry St.James this morning.

With the utmost of due respect, Sir, but these seem awfully dry around the whole vamp - is that how the leather of this fine shoe turns after what looks like very few wears? Nothing personal - lovely shoe, but that leather finish and process doesn't seem to match the quality for the price?

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these seem awfully dry around the whole vamp - is that how the leather of this fine shoe turns after what looks like very few wears?

No offence taken, I've noticed it as well, but only in the past couple wears. It's a good question that's beyond my expertise to comment on, so I'm planning on going over to the Savile Row store to ask. At this stage, I have no reason to be concerned about quality of the underlying leather, I'm guessing it's to do with the application of the last few layers of polish I applied in recent weeks. Wouldn't surprise me at all if my polishing technique isn't up to snuff - it's an opportunity to learn!
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I would say same size as barrie and EG82. This would be an F width, but I have Galways in an 8.5E and I had to size up to a 9E for the GG06. For this one I'm going with an 8.5F.

Argh. This isn't helping a case of mine. MH71 Thorpes in UK9E were too big really. 82 Galways in UK9D are just fine. Having Canterburys GG06 in UK8.5E on order on account of Thorpes being too large (long and wide). But I take it that your challenge was lack of width on E that made you choose 9E instead of 8.5F?
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Argh. This isn't helping a case of mine. MH71 Thorpes in UK9E were too big really. 82 Galways in UK9D are just fine. Having Canterburys GG06 in UK8.5E on order on account of Thorpes being too large (long and wide). But I take it that your challenge was lack of width on E that made you choose 9E instead of 8.5F?

Yup, that's correct. They're more on the narrow side, so to accommodate the width I had to size up a half size. 

 

 

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Does this racing green color hatch grain look dark as in the photo in real life? I saw some photos of other racing green calf shoes and its looks lighter in color.  If it is dark enough (closer to black), I am also interested.

Perhaps @Leaves can provide more information as to how dark the racing green color is.

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Hello, G&G community. I have a question, and apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge.

I have a pair of vintage Foster & Sons shoes where the model of the shoe/last information is written on the tongue. I've only ever seen this on G&Gs, but that's not to say that I'm worldly enough to know whether other makers do this.

Does anyone know whether any other Northampton makers ever wrote on the tongue? Below is a shot of the tongue. The script is a bit different from the G&G script I'm familiar with, but they're quite a bit older. I'll note in advance that the heels and soles are way, way off any G&G's I've seen.

Thanks in advance for any expert guidance.

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Hello, G&G community. I have a question, and apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge.

I have a pair of vintage Foster & Sons shoes where the model of the shoe/last information is written on the tongue. I've only ever seen this on G&Gs, but that's not to say that I'm worldly enough to know whether other makers do this.

Does anyone know whether any other Northampton makers ever wrote on the tongue? Below is a shot of the tongue. The script is a bit different from the G&G script I'm familiar with, but they're quite a bit older. I'll note in advance that the heels and soles are way, way off any G&G's I've seen.

Thanks in advance for any expert guidance.


Why don't you contact F&S directly?
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Why don't you contact F&S directly?

In process. But sometimes -- and I know this sounds absurd -- they don't know as well as we do. I've had Alden deny make by Alden, and Attolini is on a campaign to deny they ever made for Barbera, even though the tags are identical. It's insane.
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In process. But sometimes -- and I know this sounds absurd -- they don't know as well as we do. I've had Alden deny make by Alden, and Attolini is on a campaign to deny they ever made for Barbera, even though the tags are identical. It's insane.

Yeah, I heard that too. Could be Church's. And can you post full pics? What size is it?
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