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post #19906 of 21778

Question guys - I'm seriously considering to make a loafer (which is normally on KN14 last) on a TG73 last - I just think that the TG73 looks a lot sleeker.

 

Do you think this is a good idea?  Would the KN14 be shaped differently around the heel vs. the TG73 for example?

 

I fit well in both (TG73 oxford or KN14 loafer) - but haven't really tried a loafer in TG73.

 

Appreciate it!

post #19907 of 21778
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Do you think this is a good idea?  Would the KN14 be shaped differently around the heel vs. the TG73 for example?

I suspect the bigger worry would be whether the instep on the loafer last is lower than on the Oxford last, to compensate for the lack of tightening mechanism. If so, then you might find the switch disastrous.
post #19908 of 21778

Cross posting this once. Please see thread for discussion.

 

  • Gaziano & Girling Canterbury
  • MH71 last in E width (first six)
  • Full brogue
  • Vintage Rioja Hatch Grain (medium to heavy polish)
  • Antique brass metal eyelets with four speed hooks
  • Double leather sole tapered to single at waist
  • Dark lining
  • No pull tab

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/521322/gaziano-girling-canterbury-boot-gmto

post #19909 of 21778
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post
 

 

  • Vintage Rioja Hatch Grain (medium to heavy polish)

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/521322/gaziano-girling-canterbury-boot-gmto

 

Apologies if a silly question - what does it mean by 'medium to heavy polish' in the MTO detail? Is it literally 'a lot of polish before shipping' - or something else??

 

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post #19910 of 21778
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Originally Posted by nmoore82 View Post
 

 

Apologies if a silly question - what does it mean by 'medium to heavy polish' in the MTO detail? Is it literally 'a lot of polish before shipping' - or something else??

 

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No problem...I want it similar to the photos, and G&G seems to indicate the level of requested antiquing in a lot of its photos, so I want to at least request a higher level of polish and leave it to them. My current hatch grain is pretty flat compared to the photos posted.  

post #19911 of 21778
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post
 

Question guys - I'm seriously considering to make a loafer (which is normally on KN14 last) on a TG73 last - I just think that the TG73 looks a lot sleeker.

 

Do you think this is a good idea?  Would the KN14 be shaped differently around the heel vs. the TG73 for example?

 

I fit well in both (TG73 oxford or KN14 loafer) - but haven't really tried a loafer in TG73.

 

Appreciate it!

 

   I have loafers on both lasts and find the heel cup only slightly more narrow on the TG (not enuff to obsess over)

   personally, I don't think the slightly longer toe box and shape of the TG is really that much 'sleeker'

   both lasts work well for loafers.

post #19912 of 21778
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Originally Posted by Easily Amused View Post

@TtownMD, amigo! How about a Vintage Pine Connaught challenge - let's see if you can respond to this combo icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

GG Connaughts, red laces, mermaids
You have me beat with laces & couple of Connaught pair you own. I only have one & sadly no cool laces.
post #19913 of 21778
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You have me beat with laces & couple of Connaught pair you own. I only have one & sadly no cool laces.

No cool laces - *yet*. One pair - *for now*. wink.gif
post #19914 of 21778
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Originally Posted by Easily Amused View Post

No cool laces - *yet*. One pair - *for now*. wink.gif
For some reason I thought you had more than one pair of this shoes.
post #19915 of 21778
I finalized my order with G&G Savile row store.
Its the G&G Arran Boots in Chestnut Kudo on the Deco last with double wensum soles and Deco lasted lacquered shoe trees.

Very excited and now the wait begins smile.gif

Inspiration was from these pics:





post #19916 of 21778
Very nice saurabh & congrats those are amazing 👍👍
post #19917 of 21778
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Very nice saurabh & congrats those are amazing 👍👍

Thank you sir :) and also excited to get my Oak Kudo Thorpes soon. 

Past few days have seen amazing makeups of G&G Kudo on the thread and couldn't resist placing another order. 

post #19918 of 21778
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

For some reason I thought you had more than one pair of this shoes.

Hahaha, I meant you! No cool laces in your collection yet, only on pair of Connaughts for you so far - I'm sure you'll add both!
post #19919 of 21778
is there interest in a gmto for a kudu/calf Oxford, ie Sr. James II or similar?
post #19920 of 21778
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is there interest in a gmto for a kudu/calf Oxford, ie Sr. James II or similar?

Now Kudu is only available as a Single MTO and not as a GMTO. This was confirmed to me earlier by skoak.

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