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Here are two Sinatras to fill the bill.  I agree that black is preferred based on the suit color.






@chowkin Yes will be on rented tux since I rarely need to dress up, and I had my own tailored black suit unused for maybe 10 years.

@armsignet the 2nd is dark oak or Rioja?
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What color is that? Very nice now what size are you? We may have to meet up at Easton some time lol if you are still in buckeye town.

Chestnut Hatch. It is interesting how different Vintage Chestnut, Chestnut pin grain, and Chestnut hatch look.  I take 7.5EUK in GG.

 

I'm don't live in Cbus anymore, but next time I visit, I'll PM you if I can get away from family long enough.

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Chestnut Hatch. It is interesting how different Vintage Chestnut, Chestnut pin grain, and Chestnut hatch look.  I take 7.5EUK in GG.

I'm don't live in Cbus anymore, but next time I visit, I'll PM you if I can get away from family long enough.
Do you like it? How is the hatch grain & holds up? Regardless amazing pair 👍👍
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Chestnut Hatch. It is interesting how different Vintage Chestnut, Chestnut pin grain, and Chestnut hatch look.  I take 7.5EUK in GG.

I'm don't live in Cbus anymore, but next time I visit, I'll PM you if I can get away from family long enough.
Sounds like plan do give me heads up if you can.
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You gents making me wonder what other shades of brown can you get Sinatra in biggrin.gif

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Here are two Sinatras to fill the bill.  I agree that black is preferred based on the suit color.








👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 love the Sinatra. Is that the 73 last? If only they would be available as a last pair somewhere in my size.
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Congratulations on your upcoming big day! I'm sure you're both thrilled.

 

As to the Vass/G&G decision...I wouldn't put those two brands anywhere close to the same league. 

From my point of view, one should pay more attention to tradition and crastmanship to really apreciate all kind of shoes IMO. Vass not only follows  those principles from its origins, but executes the mounting of their shoes completely by hand with not only with the best techniques (carved holdfast/shoemakers stitch/stitching outsoles/hand lasting/leather rand and pegged shank cover, peged heel stack) but with the best materials also; JR veg leather for insoles and outsoles, full veg lining, natural thread and shoemakers resin, wood pegs, metal shanks and beautiful and top notch upper leather. Most reputable bespoke makers follow the same techniques with a reason. 

 

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I'm sorry to ruffle feathers Rohit but Vass shoes deeply offend each one of my senses in the most egregious manner possible. For me, their lasts fit poorly and the variance is unpredictable...much like the quality control and customer service. I presume they named themselves 'Vass' after their unprecedentedly vast inconsistencies. They also don't have any real originality or iconic designs. One most notably disrespectful example is ripping off EG's coveted Galway, even coining the name 'Valway'. For me, that's simply put...pathetic.

 

For those reasons alone, I'm out...with extreme prejudice.

Most Vass inconsistencies come from bad fitting buying from internet without previous experience in the last (sizing problems) and Mr. Kuti is a pleasure to deal with always.  Finally, Vass has many more iconic shoes than most of their counterparts; Theresianers, Alt Wiens and Budapesters are good examples.

 

I think you were not fair in your comments. No offense taken, please. 

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Vass shoes deeply offend each one of my senses in the most egregious manner possible.

I love this sentence. It tickles my logophilia on so many levels. cheers.gif
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In terms of design, GG is much more fashion forward, and not all of their models are home runs.

For example, while Vass' U last is not the most finely proportioned, GG's deco last is equally awkward.

Also I'm mad at GG for ruining the St James II. The new model isn't anywhere near as elegant as the old---again, more fashion forward, less middle of the road, but also more awkwardly proportioned.
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GG's deco last is equally awkward.



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Also I'm mad at GG for ruining the St James II. The new model isn't anywhere near as elegant as the old---again, more fashion forward, less middle of the road, but also more awkwardly proportioned.

BLASPH... no, wait, I agree with you on this one. I miss the classic St.JamesII with the less-pronounced adelaide.
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LOL
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Black Sinatra is definitely a HIT, the lines are tremendously ergonomic and the fit is like a glove !!!

 


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PSA: if anyone's an 8E, there are several pairs of G&G (w/ lasted trees) for sale on Grailed from a seller based in Europe (no, I'm not the seller nor am I affiliated with him in any way). All look to be in decent pre-owned condition.
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I actually agree with you. One of the first spectator styled shoes I saw from G&G was a reddish Mountain Ram and burgundy leather quarter brogue. They looked cool, but way too fast and brash for my taste.

This shoe stuff is largely about fit and whether you will actually wear the goods and get some value/enjoyment from them. I have no doubt @dddrees will rock those kicks and enjoy them, and that's the bottom line.

Personally, I still waver about whether I like Kudu and Mountain Ram or not. They are such a bold texture that I'm not sure I can rightly call them elegant and suitable for me. Then again, I like a shiny alligator finish, which is by no means subtle.

I think you might be referring to my St. James II in Mountain Ram and Vintage Cherry. It's basically the style that unleashed the whole Kudu wave, the full story if anyone has the patience to hear me out:

I noticed that G&G had some limited stock of Mountain Ram a while back. I had seen a pair, years ago, posted by Leather Soul in Ram, and had always coveted them so when G&G had some Ram in stock I was very quick to pull the trigger on the St. James II spectator combo. When my business partner saw these he wanted the same style but in Oak but the Ram was more or less gone by then so he made it in brown Kudu/Cedar as a single
MTO instead. This in turn triggered loads of GMTOs in Kudu (different Spectator combos, Ishams, Thorpes etc) up to the point where Dean now calls me The Kudu King because basically we are the only one that made any G&G Kudu up until very recently. I think I got the details right, correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif

So basically, it all began with a pair of GC by LSH!

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@Leaves - you are the Kudu King indeed. Have you essentially exhausted the supply?

You have a knack for identifying and sourcing the unusual materials. Good work, as always.
post #20520 of 21771
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I think you might be referring to my St. James II in Mountain Ram and Vintage Cherry. It's basically the style that unleashed the whole Kudu wave, the full story if anyone has the patience to hear me out:

I noticed that G&G had some limited stock of Mountain Ram a while back. I had seen a pair, years ago, posted by Leather Soul in Ram, and had always coveted them so when G&G had some Ram in stock I was very quick to pull the trigger on the St. James II spectator combo. When my business partner saw these he wanted the same style but in Oak but the Ram was more or less gone by then so he made it in brown Kudu/Cedar as a single
MTO instead. This in turn triggered loads of GMTOs in Kudu (different Spectator combos, Ishams, Thorpes etc) up to the point where Dean now calls me The Kudu King because basically we are the only one that made any G&G Kudu up until very recently. I think I got the details right, correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif

So basically, it all began with a pair of GC by LSH!

 

Oh how I wish G&G would get some more mountain ram... totally understandable how those started the craze!

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