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Originally Posted by grc1 View Post

All I can say is holy non-deco shitballs Batman, I've bought, and now I'm wearing, a non-deco shoe! eh.gif

Looks like Hoves to me.

 

Very nice!!!

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Just received the email. The Thorpes in Oak Kudu should be on their way soon.



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@dddrees for the win! Hoves they are indeed. MH 71. I love them. Mind blown.

Does this mean my nuts are working now? lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by grc1 View Post

@dddrees for the win! Hoves they are indeed. MH 71. I love them. Mind blown.

Does this mean my nuts are working now? lol8[1].gif

Personally I find G&G Split Toes just a little bit more compelling than EGs offerings. I find the Thorpe just a little bit better looking than the Nevis. The Dover is a great shoe, but I just find the MH71 to be such a great looking Last. Personally I like the Ishams a little bit more than the Hoves (by one eyelet). LOL

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Does anybody know what the difference is between the Kudu G&G has used in the past and what they are now using? Is it just that whatever they are going to use from now on is from different Tannery?

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Just received the email. The Thorpes in Oak Kudu should be on their way soon.


Got the notification as well and excited for my first Kudo boot smile.gif
post #20152 of 21773
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Just received the email. The Thorpes in Oak Kudu should be on their way soon.
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Originally Posted by saurabh View Post

Got the notification as well and excited for my first Kudo boot smile.gif

Very nice. The Thorpe is the best style for kudu, IMHO.
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Gents, the Hoves have killed my Ishams. Looking to move them to a good home - if you're a 9.5E, DM me if you're interested.




Beautiful kudu Ishams - just not for me (Click to show)








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@grc1 nice pick up - how was the sale? and price if you don't mind.

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Originally Posted by grc1 View Post

All I can say is holy non-deco shitballs Batman, I've bought, and now I'm wearing, a non-deco shoe! eh.gif



They make me regret not pulling the trigger haha. Oh well.
post #20156 of 21773
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Does anybody know what the difference is between the Kudu G&G has used in the past and what they are now using? Is it just that whatever they are going to use from now on is from different Tannery?
They are all from same tannery past one also hope this help.
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@grc1
 nice pick up - how was the sale? and price if you don't mind.
Store overstock £600, other stuff starting at £250 depending on quality. When I got there this morning around 0730 there were already a dozen early birds in ahead of me - got into Justin's new digs around 08:20 to find a fair amount of G&G stock, but not massive amounts in my size 9.5E. There was definitely more in previous sales in my size, but they seemed to have a fair amount to choose from across the size range.

In 9.5E (and 9F thru 10E in adjacent boxes) I looked past cedar Woburns, a fox suede Antibes, a chestnut Carlyle, a grain Corniche, a bespoke ... something-or-other in vintage rioja calf, Monacos in vintage cherry (already have them), a GC06 Harrow, even a deco Mitchell in midnight blue (already have them - though come to think of it I could have kopped and had it patina'd. Damn. Oh well).

It came down to a deco Grant that had been dyed from the stock vintage oak to a near black, then used; and the Hoves.

With deco MTOs I do prefer to have the instep insert to help minimise the V-gap, and the Grant already has a V-gap built in as a design aesthetic, so the Grant was out for me, leaving the Hoves.

I was really surprised - looking at pictures and on the shelf instore they'd always struck me as a bit too ... I don't know, dainty for the styling - I thought the Isham looked better with the 5th eyelet, so never bothered to try since the Isham isn't a stock model. But now having tried the Hoves. I know better.

I love my new Ho's - err, Hoves.
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grc1 those look nice you know we are doing opposite things lol
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

grc1 those look nice you know we are doing opposite things lol

It's all about restoring balance in the Universe lol8[1].gif Maybe we meet in the middle, bud!

What am I saying - I'm pretty certain the deco is gonna retain a filibuster-proof majority in my wardrobe!
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Thanks for the note @grc1 - they seem to have increased the sample sale price quite a bit, while retail still remains relatively stable. If I remember correctly, it was £150-£450 a few years back.
 
Anyway, I have always thought that Hove is a nicer and dressier version of the Isham. So that is a clear win for me.
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