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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

I hate when GMTOs go that I have zero interest in. Lol. Feels like a lost opportunity.


What's even worse is watching a killer one (or five or ten) go by that you would love to jump in on, but have to sit out due to your size or width not being allowed. :(

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Hey Leaves

All looking for a deco last with E-width (no emblem walkton/Astaire)
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On there way got the email icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


32 am
Departed FedEx location
GUANGZHOU CN
1:42 am
In transit
GUANGZHOU CN

Mine seem to be passing through China right now! Hooray Fedex. Hooray Skoak! Hooray G&G
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Very nice my man mine are passing through New Jersey biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by phichi1106 View Post

I sent an inquiry to skoak seeing how many more we would need for the GMTO (included myself, TtownMD, and daizawaguy) and a possible estimate and if pig skin is limited in quantity.

GMTO details:
Walkton, no emblem
Deco last - E width
Black pig skin calf with vintage rioja calf
Rioja lining (or let them choose)
Oak bark (colored?)
Toe tips?

Someone below did not like the pigskin used by Gaziano & Girling. @Leaves mentioned in the past that he had pigskin Thorpes perhaps he can contribute his opinion.
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

The good things about English Pigskin IMO: It has a very aesthetically appealing texture and sheen. The natural grain adds an understated elegance & interest to most shoe models in the G&G range. It produces a strong, robust shoe.

The not so good things about English Pigskin IMO: It is a firm leather, with a cardboard like feel. Which I intensely disliked & it did not seem to lessen with wear. Initially it 'creased' similarly to Shell Cordovan, but unlike Cordovan which is dense with low porosity, Pigskin is very porous & this created challenges when applying products or wearing in wet weather. Whilst the leather did not degrade in any way (it's very tough) it did appear to lose it's natural lustre - the shoes just didn't appear to be ageing very well, so hence we parted company.

There were no flaws in my shoes and they were well looked after, it's just the characteristic way English Pigskin feels and ages. It's great on Smythson diaries and other leather goods but I don't like it on shoes.
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

I liked the way it looked, that's why I had a pair. But it was the way they were wearing & the stiffness of the leather - it wasn't for me and honestly can't understand the benefits it confers over other leather options.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Pigskin is a great choice for a loafer!

Can't say I agree.
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Originally Posted by Sir F View Post


Really? First time I hear that, how come?

If we're talking about Italian Peccary leather, which is very soft & often used for gloves, purses etc then yes it could be a good choice for a driving shoe or the like.

But in terms of the Pigskin often used by G&G - English Pigskin, this is stiff, almost cardboard like & finds wax polish disagreeable with it's natural surface.

Not recommended in my opinion.
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With that type of feedback. Who would be interested in black alligator/croc? Everything else would remain the same
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Can you find out the cost aka gmto cost for that first? If it's going to extremely high then every one has lot of options & high meaning 2500$ plus on top of shoe cost etc.
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Thanks @Odd I/O very helpful
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

32 am
Departed FedEx location
GUANGZHOU CN
1:42 am
In transit
GUANGZHOU CN

Mine seem to be passing through China right now! Hooray Fedex. Hooray Skoak! Hooray G&G

At least yours are moving, looks like I'll be looking at your pics for a few days before getting mine. Oh well, at least mine are on the way LOL
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Originally Posted by phichi1106 View Post

With that type of feedback. Who would be interested in black alligator/croc? Everything else would remain the same

I'm on the fence but tipping on the "out" side for a deco last on any textured leather - croc would def be out for me. Smooth calf, suede or smooth calf/suede spectator combos strongly preferred.
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Originally Posted by grc1 View Post

I'm on the fence but tipping on the "out" side for a deco last on any textured leather - croc would def be out for me. Smooth calf, suede or smooth calf/suede spectator combos strongly preferred.

Perhaps black hatch grain (to me looks similar to black pigskin), with burgundy suede on a Walkton, Deco last, E-width GMTO?
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I like the highland/hatch grain idea

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My feeling is that texture/suede combos are better suited to a bit more robust-looking last like the TG73. Because the deco is so strongly contoured, the sharp lines would clash with a strong combination of leathers, particularly on the more casual end of the spectrum. I'm guessing there is a strong-combination sweet spot that, if you hit it, would just be beyond sublime, but it's beyond my wit to envision at the moment.

That's said, on Instagram there was an insane deco MTO in deco black calf with a lizard adelaide. I'd totally go for something like that - not a full spectator, but just the adelaide (not a fan of the new St James, unfortunately, but a Walkton would be sweet).

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So I heard back from them.  The MTO Astaire is £940.00.  Alligator surcharge is £1,750.00 (total: £2,690.00) Lizard or iguana surcharge is £150.00 (total: £1,090.00).  GMTO subtract £195.00

 

My idea is:

Astaire (Walkton minus emblem)

Deco or TG73 (E-width)

Oak bark (toe tips?  will go with the group)

Cherry lining

Margaux calf leather (image below) or rioja  will let the group decide it we have enough

Textured leather:  I'm leaning towards lizard as it looks very clean.  I've included a pic of both from their instagram

Lizard:

Iguana:

 

Let me know ideas and what you would be in for (include rankings of what you would like as well)... and if there aren't enough... I might consider the alligator on my own :lurk: 

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Did you ask if for a gmto they can do the patina service?
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