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Problem with purchasing sight unseen is the color. Lighting can distorts the colouring. Is that vintage cherry? The patina on toe box is not noticeable?

Depending on your size, Bespoke England has a decent range of G&Gs rtw on sale. None even close to UK8E though. 😂
It's vintage cherry. Yes, these were the time when G&G didn't burnish shoes too much (they used to be lighter than EG's work). Now, they can custom the amount of burnishing.

These are how they look now with a decent amount of wear and polish:
Gaziano & Girling St. James II
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@mw313 Is it the finishing or the leather itself? I see quite a lot of veins here

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@mw313 Is it the finishing or the leather itself? I see quite a lot of veins here

That's rosewood kudu
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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post

It's vintage cherry. Yes, these were the time when G&G didn't burnish shoes too much (they used to be lighter than EG's work). Now, they can custom the amount of burnishing.

These are how they look now with a decent amount of wear and polish:
Gaziano & Girling St. James II

Thanks for sharing that knowledge. Your SJ IIs seem to improve with age. And that burnishing is most impressive.

There've been few mentions of pairing the vintage cherry with khaki, but I think it works v well.
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So, I've worn my mountain ram kudu Thorpe like twice and my tan kudu Thorpe like never. They just don't go with anything... I don't know how you guys fit them into your rotations. Hope there's someone else out there with a 6F feet like me.
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So, I've worn my mountain ram kudu Thorpe like twice and my tan kudu Thorpe like never. They just don't go with anything... I don't know how you guys fit them into your rotations. Hope there's someone else out there with a 6F feet like me.

I know everyone has different tastes but IF I had any kudu leather Thorpe boots they would be worn with denim only for me. nest.gif

That's the reason I went with VOAK smooth Thorpe.
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I wear my kudu ishams with suits. But like business causal days not business days. Thorpe may be diff though.
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IF I had any kudu leather Thorpe boots they would be worn with denim only for me. nest.gif

That's the reason I went with VOAK smooth Thorpe.

I wear my kudu Thorpes with denim and khakis, and plan the same with my incoming Ishams. I can see dressier non-suit trousers like flannels working nicely, but personal preference (and a preponderance of smooth calf decos) mean that it never happens for me in practice. A smooth VOAK Thorpe would change that, though!
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Update on my Rosewood Kuku:

 

1. I have found that the Hermes Red Saphir matches this color perfectly - not too red, in fact its so close it would seem that is what could have been used originally.

 

2. The sole`s are stiffer than I thought. They are double leather admittedly, but still stiffer than other double soles I`ve had in the past - too early to make judgment, but it does mean that I found a need for a steel toe, and the wear on the toe was already significant after only two days.

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Update on my Rosewood Kuku:

1. I have found that the Hermes Red Saphir matches this color perfectly - not too red, in fact its so close it would seem that is what could have been used originally.

2. The sole`s are stiffer than I thought. They are double leather admittedly, but still stiffer than other double soles I`ve had in the past - too early to make judgment, but it does mean that I found a need for a steel toe, and the wear on the toe was already significant after only two days.

Beautiful closeup of the detail, thanks for posting, and thanks for the tip on Hermes Red!
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@mw313 Is it the finishing or the leather itself? I see quite a lot of veins here

 

 

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That's rosewood kudu


It is rosewood kudu so it is the actual leather. When being worn you don't see as much as in that photo, but the grain is still quite present and magnificent 

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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

So, I've worn my mountain ram kudu Thorpe like twice and my tan kudu Thorpe like never. They just don't go with anything... I don't know how you guys fit them into your rotations. Hope there's someone else out there with a 6F feet like me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


I know everyone has different tastes but IF I had any kudu leather Thorpe boots they would be worn with denim only for me. nest.gif

That's the reason I went with VOAK smooth Thorpe.

 

 

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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

I wear my kudu ishams with suits. But like business causal days not business days. Thorpe may be diff though.

 

 

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Originally Posted by grc1 View Post


I wear my kudu Thorpes with denim and khakis, and plan the same with my incoming Ishams. I can see dressier non-suit trousers like flannels working nicely, but personal preference (and a preponderance of smooth calf decos) mean that it never happens for me in practice. A smooth VOAK Thorpe would change that, though!


For the Tan Kudu Thorpe, I wear them with Denim most of the time, but also with some khaki and browns/blue on casual days to work. It works better than you'd think, if it is a causal Friday. 

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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
 


Update on my Rosewood Kuku:

 

1. I have found that the Hermes Red Saphir matches this color perfectly - not too red, in fact its so close it would seem that is what could have been used originally.

 

2. The sole`s are stiffer than I thought. They are double leather admittedly, but still stiffer than other double soles I`ve had in the past - too early to make judgment, but it does mean that I found a need for a steel toe, and the wear on the toe was already significant after only two days.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Easily Amused View Post


Beautiful closeup of the detail, thanks for posting, and thanks for the tip on Hermes Red!


That is an amazing photo of them and thanks for the tip on the Hermes Red. I'll have to have it ready for this pair. 

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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
 


Update on my Rosewood Kuku:

 

1. I have found that the Hermes Red Saphir matches this color perfectly - not too red, in fact its so close it would seem that is what could have been used originally.

 

2. The sole`s are stiffer than I thought. They are double leather admittedly, but still stiffer than other double soles I`ve had in the past - too early to make judgment, but it does mean that I found a need for a steel toe, and the wear on the toe was already significant after only two days.

Cream or wax, and did you find that it significantly covered up any of the darker lines (black) in the leather?

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