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Burnhams in mole suede. Single leather sole.


 

Beautiful. I love Burnham's... Don't see them enough. Would love to see them more casually worn as well. 

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Thank you for your input on the topic. I most certainly wasn't suggesting that I would toppy my entire collection. I decided to try them out on 3 pairs (1/18 of my collection). When the time comes I can decide to ship them back to the three companies and have them redone the way I want. So I don't really see the great harm in experimenting with it. And as you mentioned, it's my money.

It's not the rain or snow that I'm particularly worried about (I wear my shoes in all weather), it's the slick hills in winter. I had 2 boots done with for such purposes and joined a gmto to try out dainite. Up until this last season I literally had nothing in my collection to handle slick hills...I don't want to wear junk shoes in the winter...but I also don't want to injury myself.

I would also like to see if they add a bit longer life to the soles and had a pair of shoes done. I have new shoes in leather & a pair freshly toppies so I'll keep track of the times worn and miles traveled.

If I find no advantage to them as longevity or traction...then back to the factory they go.

Funny you should mention Alden as a beater shoe...one of the pairs I had toppied was a pair of Alden Shell George Boots.

Good idea amd please keep us posted
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FYI guys, just saw that Kevin Seah had an online sale for G&G and EG:
https://kevin-seah-bespoke.myshopify.com/collections/shoes

The cambridge pair is at 1000 $SGD which means 650 EUR, not bad! That's roughly 40-50% off.

Thanks SeamasterLux. Just kopped a pair for my friend.
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Most of my stuff is EG, I only have one G&G, but on the toppy-or-not debate my main concern is traction and so far I have gone for a compromise. I put full rubber on the heel to improve traction but leave the sole untouched. How much influence heel grip has on traction probably varies by individual gait, I'm quite a heel-heavy walker which possibly goes with walking quickly and having a longer stride.

 

All my shoes are MTO so if I ever feel the need to go further I would definitely specify rubber sole at time of manufacture or send old pairs back to the factory to have them done when re-soling is needed. I would also specify the forefoot-only rubber treatment posted a few pages back rather than a full rubber sole because one of the beauties of both G&G and EG for me is the sculpted waist(*) and I couldn't bear to diminish that effect by having rubber on that middle section plus there seems no point whatsoever in doing it there since that part of the shoe is never in contact with the ground (well, maybe except for the rare occasions when catching on a stair or edge of a curb).

 

(*) All my EG are Top Drawer specifically to get that finer waist treatment; for EG I think one needs to do that because the waist treatment on EG RTW or regular MTO isn't quite as dramatic as G&G's standard waist treatment.

 

- Julian.

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This one might be a bit too dandy for some but I really liked it.

St James II - Vintage Cherry really popping out at cha. smile.gif
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@ MrVenneri - awesome!
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@ MrVenneri - awesome!

Thank you sir! smile.gif
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This one might be a bit too dandy for some but I really liked it.

St James II - Vintage Cherry really popping out at cha. smile.gif

I feel like it'd be better with suede tassel loafers.
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The 'red shoes' take it over the top in just the right way!

Super dandy but the multi colour bow tie really pulls all the colours together 👍
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This one might be a bit too dandy for some but I really liked it.

St James II - Vintage Cherry really popping out at cha. smile.gif

This ticks ALL the right boxes! Fantastic!
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Red sock Monday with black deco Strands.


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I feel like it'd be better with suede tassel loafers.

I don't disagree that there are a lot of options! Grey pants and suede loafers would have changed the whole look! Thing to consider in the future. :)

 

 

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The 'red shoes' take it over the top in just the right way!

Super dandy but the multi colour bow tie really pulls all the colours together 👍

Thank you my good man! It's not everyday I'm afforded the opportunity to dress so boldly...so I thought for an outdoor, springtime, wedding...It was now or never! I don't know if you can tell in the pictures...but the bow has a bunch of umbrella's printed on it and the hank has popsicle's...You know, for spring! :)

 

 

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This ticks ALL the right boxes! Fantastic!

 

I genuinely appreciate your support and encouragement! :)

 

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Red sock Monday with black deco Strands.
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Now THIS is excellent. Love the camera perspectives and the sunken taps are always a nice touch.

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We're trying to get a Burnham F-width MH71 GMTO going over in our thread.

We just have to agree on a color! biggrin.gif
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Any of you fine E width gents want to join me & andrel42 for burnham gmto please join us on skoak website. Open to any color E width TG73 last or MH71
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Ok Burnham GMTO
TG73 Last
E width
Vintage Chestnut
Leather sole or rubber wensum
Price is 12,000 sek.
Picture of vintage chestnut are posted above
Me
MrVenneri
andrel42
Are in, any one else would like to join let us know. Going through skoak & it's on there thread also.
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